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Capital Funding for Early Year's Services 2017

 Early Years Capital 2017

Through Early Years Capital 2017, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs aims to support the sector to increase the number of available places in registered early years services in 2017 and to contribute to improving the sustainability and quality of early years provision.

 €4m is available for allocation in 2017 across three strands as follows:

  • Strand 1: Service Expansion (€3m)

  • Strand 2: Building Improvements & Maintenance (€500,000)

  • Strand 3: Natural Outdoor Play Space (€500,000)

Strand 2 is not open to private early years services.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Early Years Services must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
  • Have a PIP account
  • Be registered with Tusla
  • Be tax compliant i.e. have a Tax Registration Number (TRN) and Tax Clearance Access Number (TCAN)
  • Receive funding from one or more of the DCYA programmes outlined below

 Funding Strand

Strand 1: New 0-3's places

                New ECCE places

Service must be funded under the following DCYA programmes: CCS, TEC, ECCE to qualify

Funding must be used for: Creation of a minimum of 6 additional places for 0-3 year olds and/or a minimum of 11 additional places through new or additional ECCE rooms

Maximum grant you can apply for under this strand is €50,000

Minimum grant you can apply for under this strand  is €25,000

You cannot apply for equipment only.

    

Strand 2: Building Improvement or Maintenance

Service must be funded under the following DCYA programmes: CCS, TEC, ECCE and have previously received funding of €200,000, or more under EOCP or NCIP funding programmes

* Strand 2 is only open to Community Childcare Services

Maximum grant for this strand is €20,000

Minimum grant for this strand is €10,000

 

Strand 3: Natural Outdoor Play

Service must be funded under CCS, TEC and ECCE  to qualify

The objective of Strand 3 is the creation of "natural" outdoor play areas.

Requirements: Have 25 or fewer unique children registered in the service as at 20th February 2017

                          Have attached one quotation or estimate for each cost applied for

                          Submit the application on time via the on-line application form

                          Have applied for eligible costs under the strand

Maximum grant for this strand is €5,000

Minimum grant for this strand is €3,000

 

Online application open:  Friday 24th March 2017

Closing Date:                 3pm on Friday 21st April 2017

 

If you have any queries please contact Fingal County Childcare Committee at 4851727 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.