Updated FAQs v2 on the Reopening Funding Package for Childcare Services 01/07/2020

Dear Providers, Please see link below to version 2 of the FAQs on the Reopening Funding Package for Childcare Services. This is an update to the FAQs we circulated on 12 June. We have added additional clarifications in response to questions we have received from you and your representative organisations. The attached FAQs are intended…

Increase in the value of the Childminding Re-opening Grant

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…

TWSCS Payments

Please be aware that this week’s payments have been made to all services who accepted the TWSCS funding agreement and submitted an application form by Tuesday 26th May. This is week 2 of the payment that was scheduled for 22nd May, bringing payments up to 5th June. Any providers who have had their application queried…

EARLY YEARS CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2020

EARLY YEARS CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2020 The Early Years Capital Programme 2020 was due to close to applications on 27 March 2020.  Given the difficulties being experienced across Ireland at this time, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has decided to suspend applications for the 2020 capital programme, for now.  DCYA will keep this situation under review…