In the last call, the children’s scholarship supported 1,694 families who were left without a place in public schools
MADRID, 23 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Madrid City Council provides 3.3 million euros for the new call for the children’s scholarship from 0 to 3 years of age, with monthly aid of between 100, 200 and 350 euros to support families in schooling in private schools, has reported the spokeswoman for the Municipal Executive, Inmaculada Sanz, at the press conference after the Governing Board.
After the approval of the new call in the Governing Board, the City Council will soon open the deadline to receive applications from families. In the last call, the children’s scholarship supported 1,694 families who were in this situation.
The aid, included in the Strategic Subsidy Plan 2022-2024, is compatible with that which could be granted by other public administrations with the aim of facilitating access to child schooling for the largest number of families.
The Madrid City Council launched the Children’s Scholarship for the first time in the 2019-2020 academic year to “walk towards the gradual universalization of early schooling and support families in reconciling work and family life”.
Since its creation, improvements have been made to the design, such as being compatible with other regional aid, the income limit for requesting it has been extended, and a call center has been created to explain the application process to potential beneficiaries. .
In addition to betting on the Children’s Scholarship, the City Council has opened four new nursery schools during this mandate in the districts of Moncloa-Aravaca, Retiro, Centro and Villaverde and three other openings are planned for January 2023 in Villa de Vallecas, Vicálvaro and San Blas-Canillejas. “In total, it will mean having added 800 places in the municipal network of schools from zero to three years until 2023”, the Executive has indicated.