The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has today (17th August) announced funding of €1.2m (strand c) of the School Age Childcare Capital Scheme to improve existing school age childcare services. 263 individual projects are set to be funded under this strand. This follows the recent announcement of funding of €2.7m under Strands A and B for new and existing services to increase the number of childcare places that they provide, outlined below.
The Minister’s full statement and a list of the successful applicants approved under strand 3 can be found on the DCYA website.
Strand A and B announcement – 1st August
Government funding of €4m is being provided to increase the number of School Age Childcare (SAC) places in 2017, to improve childcare services for children of school going age and to make life easier for parents and families Minister Zappone has announced.
Funding is under the following strands:
- Strand A: Establishment of new SAC services
- Strand B: Expansion of existing SAC services
- Strand C: Improvement of existing SAC services
The first two strands of this funding were announced today (Tuesday 1st August 2017) and will help create over 5,000 extra childcare places in 225 school age childcare services. The extra spaces will further increase capacity ahead of new childcare supports which will benefit up to 70,000 children from September.
The Minister’s full announcement and a list of successful applicants under Strands A and B can be found on the DCYA website.
If you have a query in relation to School Age Childcare applications, please email OnlineSupport@pobal.ie or phone 01 511 7222