FAR Application Process for 2021

To support services to meet their regulatory requirement of having one staff member trained in First Aid Response (FAR) by November 2021, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth (DCEDIY) has extended the FAR Reimbursement Funding. It will fund one FAR training place per registered early learning and care services /SAC/ registered childminders to a maximum of €225 per full course or €175 per refresher course.

Please note, each service is entitled to one FAR subsidy only.

DCCC will continue to process the FAR Applications.

As you know, Tusla have extended the date for the FAR requirement by services to 1 November, therefore, to be eligible for the FAR reimbursement fund, your course must be completed by 31st October 2021. 

Certificates dated after 31st October 2021 will not be eligible for the FAR reimbursement fund. 

Please see the documents below for further information and to apply:

Timeframe for applications:

 Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4
Application closing date (for payment in that quarter)18th June 202117th September 2021December 3rd 2021
Payment dates  25th June 202124th September 202110th December 2021

If you have any queries please contact info@dccc.ie or call 01 8733696.

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