DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018
Friday 1st June, 2018
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced a total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer.
The €6.87m will contribute towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services nationwide.
The approved Early Years and School Age Capital funding for 2018 will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities across five strands, as follows:
Strand 1 (Early Years): New places
· €3.86m total budget (€50k max. grant)
· 85 applications approved for funding
· 1,950 new places to be created: 697 0-3 places, 1,253 ECCE places
Strand 2 (Early Years): Essential maintenance & repair (community only)
· €1m total budget (€20k max. grant)
· 57 applications approved for funding
Strand 3 (Early Years): Natural outdoor play area (0-50 capacity services only)
· €1m total budget (€7k max. grant)
· 157 applications approved for funding
Strand 4 (School Age): New places
· €0.76m total budget
· 45 applications approved for funding
· 807 new places to be created
Strand 5 (School Age): Essential maintenance & repair
· €0.25m total budget
· 54 applications approved for funding
The capital funding has been awarded following the completion of a very competitive application and appraisal process. Pobal will now begin the process of notifying all applicants of these decisions.
Click here to view full announcement including the details of successful applicants.: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=4698
Pobal will be launching the review process for any service that may want to appeal a capital grant decision with details available on PIP. All providers will also receive their notification via Pobal which will link to the review process documents.
If you have any queries about your application please contact Fingal County Childcare Committee.