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Launch of Capital Funding

March 7, 2016

Launch of capital funding totalling €4 million for
Early Years services in 2016  

This capital funding is specifically for pre-school providers – both community/not-for-profit and private providers in the ECCE scheme – who want to expand their services to cater for more children from September 2016.  Applications for funding through the EYC2016 will be taken from eligible childcare providers in respect of a contribution towards the total project cost, or the full cost (up to a maximum of €10,000), for the following:

  • Build / fit out / refurbishment of an additional room /extension;
  • Minor building alterations; and
  • Costs for additional play equipment (to a maximum of €5,000) to facilitate an increase in childcare places.

Any funding received must be spent in 2016.

The application process will open on 18th March 2016 and close on 8th April on
It is advisable to take time to prepare your applications. You will find a sample application form, guidance documents and an FAQ below to help you prepare:

EYC 2016 FAQs

EYC 2016 Application Form

EYC 2016 Applicant Guidelines


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