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Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Programmes

The purpose of the Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Programmes is to support early years’ and school aged childcare service providers in the community and private sector.

The underpinning principle of the capital funding programmes is to increase the number of childcare places in areas of greatest need alongside improving the quality of facilities provided in the community.  Capital funding is provided to ensure that early years and school age service facilities meet all regulatory requirements, provide places for all age groups, maintain and improve their buildings and outdoor areas to a standard that meets the needs of families in their community.

Pobal administers the Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Programmes on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).

Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Programmes 2020

Pobal administers the Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Programmes on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).

The programmes will open for applications from early learning and care and school age childcare services on Friday 28th February 2020 at 12pm.

Service providers will be invited to apply for funding under the following strands:

  • Strand A: Creation of new places for 0-2.8 year olds – €5.5m (max. €50,000 per grant).
  • Strand B: Works required for regulatory compliance for community services – €1m (max. €1,200 per grant).
  • Strand C: Creation of new school age places – €700,000 (max. €20,000 per grant).

Applications for funding can be made through the Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP) up until Friday the 27th at 3pm.

The Guidelines for Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital funding can be downloaded here.

Childcare providers are encouraged to contact their local City/County Childcare Committee with any queries on the programme and the application process.

Alternatively, queries regarding Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Funding applications can be emailed to onlinesupport@pobal.ie or phone 01 511 7222.

 

 
 
 
 
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