Change to Childminding Reopening Grant.
In light of the announcement by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection of the extension of the Enterprise Support Grant for self-employed micro-enterprises that are re-opening their business and transitioning from the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has announced an increase in the value of the Childminding Re-opening Grant from €500 to €1,000.
This change will ensure whole-of-Government consistency with supports provided for the re-opening of small businesses from the 29th June. Childminders who have already applied for the Childminding Reopening Grant will, if eligible for payment, be awarded €1,000, rather than the €500 applied for. Applications forms and guidance material will be adjusted to provide clarity for future applicants as to the increased value of the grant.