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Capital application window extended due to adverse effects of weather

New deadline of 3pm Wednesday 14th March 2018

Childcare Providers given extra three working days to complete applications

Monday 5th March, 2018

Due to the unforeseen delays and inconveniences caused to childcare providers across the country by the recent bad weather, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, today announced the extension of the 2018 Early Years and School Age Capital application window by three working days, to Wednesday the 14th of March 2018 at 3pm.

It is hoped that the revised application window will allow for applicants whose preparations were affected by the recent red weather warning to complete their application forms as planned before the close of the deadline.
Services are invited to apply for €6.8m in funding for extra spaces, natural outdoor play areas and maintenance work, across the following five strands.


Purpose of grant

Max. Grant available

Strand 1 (Early Years)



Strand 2 (Early Years)

Essential Maintenance (Community only)


Strand 3 (Early Years)

Natural outdoor play area


Strand 4 (School Age)



Strand 5 (School Age)

Essential Maintenance (Community only)


Childcare providers are encouraged to contact their local City/County Childcare Committee (CCC) for any help or guidance they may require in completing their applications for capital funding before the application window closes.