Application details are now available for Early Years Capital Funding 2016 (EYC2016). Applications may be made online via the PIP system during the week ending 18th March 2016. The expected closing date for applications is during the week ending 8th April 2016.

This funding is specifically for pre-school providers – both community/not-for-profit and private providers – who want to expand their services to cater for more children from September 2016.

Applications for funding through the EYC2016 will be taken from eligible childcare providers in respect of a contribution towards the total project cost, or the full cost (up to a maximum of €10,000), for the following:
·    Build / fit out / refurbishment of an additional room /extension;
·    Minor building alterations; and
·    Costs for additional play equipment (to a maximum of €5,000) to facilitate an increase in childcare places.

Any funding received must be spent in 2016.

See http://www.limerickchildcare.ie/providers/funding/ for more information.