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Early Years Capital 2015 funding announced.

Early Years Capital 2015 funding announced

James O’Reilly TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs has announced the launch of capital funding totalling €7 million for Early Years services, parent and toddler groups and childminders.


The Minister announced that €5 million was being made available under the EYC2015 for grants specifically for community/not for profit childcare services:


Dr. James Reilly T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today announced the launch of capital funding totalling €7 million for Early Years services 


EYC2015 is open to early years facilities currently providing services under at least one of the three Department of Children & Youth Affairs National Government programmes, CCS, TEC or ECCE.


Funding will be available under 4 Strands.


Community Based Only:

Strand 1: Large Scale Capital funding Relocation/Major Refurbishment of early years services. Grants in the region of €500,000.

Strand 2: Essential Maintenance of early years services for medium scale works. Grants up to maximum €50,000.

Strand 3: Quality Improvement & Sustainability for early years services for medium scale works to improve the Building Energy Rating (BER) of facilities. Grants up to maximum €50,000.

Private and Community-based:

Strand 4: Quality Improvement. Grants up to maximum €500 for the upgrade of ICT equipment.

For further information please log on to the PIP Portal. Application forms will be available from 29th April 2015. The closing date for applications is the 28th May 2015. All queries about the programmes should be sent to

NB Strand 1 applicant must submit a pre- application by 6th May 2015.


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