School Aged Childcare Capital 2017
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs aims to increase the number of School Aged Childcare (SAC) places in 2017 and contribute to improving the quality of existing school aged childcare services by providing grants for minor capital works and/or equipment.
€3m is available for allocation of 2017 across three strands as follows:
Strand A: Establishment of new SAC services
A grant between €3,000 and €20,000 will be available for the establishment of a new school aged childcare service
Strand B: Expansion of existing SAC services
A grant between €3,000 and €10,000 will be available for the expansion of existing school aged childcare services. The provision of additional school aged childcare places will be a criterion for this grant.
The applicant must outline the number of additional places to be created and their type (part-time or sessional) and whether the service will be available outside of the school term. The applicant must provide an explanation and supporting evidence
Strand C: Improvement of existing SAC services
A grant between €2,000 and €5,000 will be available for the improvement of the quality of existing school aged childcare services.
For all strands:
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:
- Have available a suitable and age appropriate outdoor space for use by the children attending the school age service.
- If expanding or commencing a new service the applicant must have the required planning permission. To demonstrate this a planning reference number is required or a letter from the relevant Local Authority stating clearly that planning permission is not required.
- Completed and submitted the on-line application for by 5th May 2017 @ 3pm.
The programme will open for applications on Friday 7th April and will close for applications at Friday 5th May 2017 at 3pm