2016 Capital Funding for Early Years Services announced

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has announced the launch of capital funding totalling €4 million for Early Years services in 2016 (EYC2016).

Key Messages

  • This funding is specifically for pre-school providers – both community/not-for-profit and private providers – who want to expand their services to cater for more children from September 2016
  • Applications for funding through the EYC2016 will be taken from eligible childcare providers in respect of a contribution towards the total project cost, or the full cost (up to a maximum of €10,000), for the following: 
    • Build / fit out / refurbishment of an additional room /extension;
    • Minor building alterations; and
    •  costs for additional play equipment (to a maximum of €5,000) to facilitate an increase in childcare places  
  •   Any funding received must be spent in 2016.

See DCYA press release for more




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