• 2019 Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Programmes Open for applications

    Posted on February 26, 2019 by in News Updates

    Application window open from 25th February to 3pm Wednesday 27th March 2019

    Funding for creation of new 0-3 year old places and school age places.

    The application window for the 2019 Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes opens Monday 25th February 2019.


    Applications for funding can be made through the Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP).


    The window will remain open up to Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 3pm.


    Decisions are expected to be delivered in June 2019.


    The available strands of funding are as follows:


    Strand A:  Creation of new places for 0-3 year olds – €4.231m (max. €50,000 per grant).

    Strand B:  Fire Safety for community early learning and care services – €0.875m, (max. €15,000 per grant).

    Strand C:  Creation of new school age places – €1m (max. €20,000 per grant).

    Both early learning care services and school age childcare providers are invited to apply.

    The Application Guidelines is a detailed document containing all the information prospective applicants need to prepare themselves for making an application under the programmes.

    All applicants must have a DCYA Reference Number for the facility which is the subject of the Strand application. Please note, applicants that are applying for a new DCYA reference number in order to make an a Capital grant application will need to complete and return the new DCYA reference number application form and the PIP mandate form.

    Please note that the deadline for completed forms to be returned to WCCC for a DCYA reference number is the 8th of March 2019 by email to jane@wccc.ie

    Please Note: Childcare services that already hold a DCYA Reference Number for their existing facility do not have to complete this form.

    Download the Guidelines here

    Contact Wicklow County Childcare on 0404-64455 or info@wccc.ie for further information.
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