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PIP Announcement - Covid-19 Operating Support Payment (COSP) extension information Dear service provider,

Covid-19 Operating Support Payment (COSP) extension information

Dear service provider,

The Covid-19 Operating Support Payment (COSP) has been extended to cover the period 8th March to 28th March.  All services eligible for the extended COSP were notified on Friday, 5th March.   To receive funding, all services eligible for COSP are required to accept terms and conditions of funding.  To facilitate this, a COSP funding agreement relating to the extended period, will be available on HIVE from Friday, 12th March to Friday, 26th March.  Please see the how-to guide for further details on how to complete this process.

Payment Schedule

Eligible COSP services who have accepted the terms and condition of funding by COB on Monday, 15th March will be paid on Friday, 19th March.  Thereafter, payments will be issued on a weekly basis. 

Help and support

Should you have any queries in relation to the Covid-19 Operating Supports outlined above please contact the Early Years Provider Centre by raising a Request on Hive and selecting the following categories:

  • Request Type Detail: COSP General Query
  • Request Type: COSP
  • Programme Request: Covid 19 Supports

Early Years Team