• Early Years and School Age Capital Applicant Guidelines 2018 are now live

    Posted on February 1, 2018 by in News Updates

    2018 Childcare Capital Programme application guidelines released

    ‘Play areas, extra places and maintenance to be supported’
    Applications open 12th February – 9th March 2018


    Thursday 1st February, 2018

    Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today announced the publication of application guidelines for the 2018 Early Years and School Age Childcare Capital programmes. These guidelines are to assist providers in making their applications, including a detailed breakdown of funding streams and information on how to apply. This follows the general announcements of programme details made in 2017.

    The Early Years and School Age Capital programmes will open for applications from Monday February 12th and close on Friday March 9th. Further information on the programmes and information on how to make an application is available to providers through the Pobal Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP). In addition, providers interested in making an application are encouraged to contact their local City/Country Childcare Committee (CCC) for advice and support.

    In order to streamline the application process, early years and school age childcare providers will apply for funding using a single application form on PIP.

    Extensive details of the below strands of funding are also included in the guidelines released today:
    ·    Strand 1:  Early Years Expansion/New
    ·    Strand 2:  Early Years Essential Building Maintenance (Community services only)
    ·    Strand 3:  Early Years Natural Outdoor Play Area
    ·    Strand 4:  School Age Expansion/New
    ·    Strand 5:  School Age Essential Building Maintenance & Quality (Community services only)

    Capital 2018 Applicant Guidelines

    The guidelines contain important information and notes.  Please read the guidelines carefully before making an application.

    The timeline for the Early Years and School Age Capital 2018 programmes is as follows:

    Actions Key Dates
    Application Guidelines 31st January 2018
    Go live date for applications 12th February 2018
    Closing date for applications 9th March 2018
    Appraisals March-April 2018
    Decisions May 2018
    Notification of Outcomes Issued by end of May 2018



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