Early Years and School Age Capital 2019
Extra spaces and fire-safety priorities for Childcare Investment in 2019
The focus of the funding in 2019 is to continue the expansion of early learning and care places for 0-3 year olds and school age childcare places where this is most needed. Funding is also being made available to aid community/not-for-profit early learning and childcare services in addressing fire safety issues that have been highlighted in inspection reports.
Donegal County Childcare is delighted with the announcement from the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone, that almost €595,000 has been allocated to 27 of Donegal’s 151 early childhood services in 2018. This represents a welcome increase of €278,000 on last year’s capital grant allocation.
The funding was provided across five strands to cover extra childcare places for early years and school age children, for essential maintenance and repair and natural outdoor play areas. Donegal’s allocation is part of an overall €8.7m national fund.
Success in relation to electoral area showed that early childhood services located in the Stranorlar EA received the highest allocation of funding totalling €173,060 and the Donegal EA receiving the second highest allocation of €152,241.
Donegal Early Childhood Services who received Capital Funding 2018 broken down by electoral area.
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