Two types of grants available nationally & yearly
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.
Small Grants – Childminding Grant and Parent & Toddler – Coming soon in 2018.