Pobal is pleased to announce the opening of applications under this year’s Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Grant 2020.

The capital programmes open for applications on Friday 28 February 2020 and will be open for 4 weeks.

Early Years’ Service providers may apply for funding under the following strands:

  • Strand A: Creation of new places for 0-3 year olds – €5.5m (max. €50,000 per grant).
  • Strand B: Works required for regulatory compliance for community services – €1m (max. €1,200 per grant).
  • Strand C: Creation of new school age places – €700,000 (max. €20,000 per grant).

We are also pleased to announce the publication of the applicant guidelines for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2020.

The Guidelines for Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital funding can be downloaded here.

Any interested parties are encouraged to contact their local City/County Childcare Committee (CCC) with any questions they may have about the process in the first instance.

Alternatively, queries regarding Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Funding applications can be emailed to onlinesupport@pobal.ie or phone 01 511 7222.