The Parent and Toddler Group Initiative provides small grants to Parent and Toddler groups for the purchase of equipment and resources, training and other operational and start-up costs.
The initiative recognises that Parent and Toddler Groups are providing informal support to parents, grandparents and childminders as well as to young children.
Each year, Donegal County Childcare invite applications from Parent and Toddlers groups operating in the county. These applications are then appraised by DCCC and funding is allocated.
In 2018, Donegal County Childcare Committee was allocated €12,474 funding under the Parent and Toddler Grant Initiative. Applications were received from Parent and Toddler Groups for the purchase of equipment and resources, training for parents and towards rent, insurance and start up costs. Grant applications submitted to DCCC were appraised and 30 Parent and Toddler Groups were awarded grants ranging from €250 to €457.