• Minister Zappone announces a €127m package – Budget 2019

    Posted on October 11, 2018 by in News Updates

    • €89m increase for childcare

    • Introduction of new Affordable Childcare Scheme

    • Maximum Net Income Threshold increased by 26% from €47,500 to €60,000 per annum

    • Changes will benefit thousands of families; will bring an additional 7,500 children into the scheme, with improved subsidies for over 40,000 .

    •  €33m increase in Tusla funding

    • Implementation of HIQA recommendations

    • Extra funding for Family Resource Centres and Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services

    • Financial base secured with 4% increase over 2018

    To view announcement see DCYA website

    To view the DCYA information pack see link below:

    DCYA 2019 Information Pack

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