Only Two weeks left to apply for up to €50,000 for your local Creche

Cork South West FG Deputy Jim Daly is urging owners and operators of Early Education Centres to submit applications for Capital Grants of up to €50,000 before the 20th of this Month.

Deputy Daly said ‘six million euro in total funding was announced by the Government last December. The Childcare Capital Funding 2012 programme is available to both community and private childcare providers, currently participating in one or more of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs funding programmes. This funding can be used for a range of uses including maintenance, renovation and also the purchase of equipment that would benefit the children’.

Jim Daly concluded by saying that ‘in these times of such crisis and lack of funding in most sectors, it is encouraging to see that the care of children is of paramount importance to Minister Fitzgerald and this Government. I am convinced that many owners of child care centres may not be aware of this funding being available and would now urge them to make an application that can be done online at “pobal.ie”