Other Funding

Capital Funding

The distribution of capital funding is determined on an annual basis by DCEDIY, having regard to the needs of children, families and service providers, and Departmental priorities.

Details of 2023 Capital Funding will be included here once announced. 

If you require any support in completing your application, please contact a member of the business team in DCCC by emailing info@dccc.ie or call 01 8733696.

Learner Fund

The Learner Fund Graduate Bursary of €750 is open to practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised ECEC programme at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.


It is is available to experienced practitioners only – applicants must have been working in a Tusla-registered ELC service prior to beginning their course and must be currently working in a Tusla-registered ELC service at the time of application.


The qualification for which the bursary is paid must be one which qualifies the person to work in the Early Years sector (and is at least level 7 on the NFQ). 


It is announced in mid-August with the closing date for receipt of completed applications by Childcare Committees in late September.