• AIM 2021/22 and EWSS Reminder

    Posted on April 26, 2022 by in News Updates

    Dear Service Provider,

    Please note, as advised by Revenue, EWSS is due to cease as of the 1st May 2022.

    AIM level 7 funding will automatically recommence on Monday 2nd May for services with an approved AIM Level 7 application, whereby Pobal has not been advised of a services request to revert to AIM Level 7 funding at an earlier date.

    For services who have ceased EWSS and wish to revert to AIM Level 7 funding at an earlier date please see the below:

    Services that have an approved AIM Level 7 application but are availing of EWSS to employ additional staff member in the pre-school room:

    To reinstate AIM funding, service providers are required to submit a service request on the Early Years Hive and enter “AIM Funding” in the subject line and select the following criteria:

    • Programme: AIM Level 7
    • Request Type: Funding
    • Request Type Detail: EWSS

    In the description of the request, enter all relevant AIM level 7 application IDs, and advise of the date you will cease your EWSS funding and the date you wish to reinstate AIM funding.

    Changes to sessions, session ratios, attendance and/or external support since the approval of the application must be communicated to Pobal through submitting a Change of Circumstances Review via Hive. Please click here to see a video demonstration.

    Services that have not submitted an AIM initial or second year extension application as they are availing of EWSS to support the wages of an additional staff member in the pre-school room:  

    Service providers are strongly encouraged to submit the required application form as soon as possible.

    This will allow the application to be processed and if approved, minimise the risk of a break in funding between EWSS and AIM.  As per the AIM programme rules the backdating of AIM Level 7 payments is not permitted.

    Where possible please inform Pobal of the date you intend to implement AIM Level 7 funding on your application.  A guide to submitting your AIM Level 7 application can be found here.


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