Small Grants – Childminding Grant and Parent & Toddler  – Now open for 2018.

The Childminding Development Grant (CMDG) is designed to assist Childminders, already providing a childminding service in their own homes, to enhance safety/quality in the service through the purchase of small capital items, equipment, toys or minor adaptation costs.
Parent and Toddler Grant Applications
The Parent and Toddler Group Initiative provides small grants to Parent and Toddler groups for the purchase of equipment and resources, training and other operational and start-up costs.

Capital Grant 2018 Now Closed

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Capital Grants

The approved 2017 Early Years Capital Funding was available to childcare centres, crèches and other Early Years services under three strands:

  • Strand 1:  New Places (€4.2m – maximum €50k per grant): 89 projects to be funded.
  • Strand 2:  Building improvements and maintenance (€2.1m maximum €20k per grant, Community only): 131 projects to be funded.
  • Strand 3: Natural outdoor play area (€2.1m, maximum €5k per grant): 463 projects to be funded.