Government announces capital funding for community childcare providers

Posted by Alan Kelly on July 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The government have announced that €2.5 million in capital funding has been allocated to 163 grantees. The 2014 Early Years Capital programme was open to community not-for-profit services, reflecting the government’s commitment to securing the sustainability of community services, particularly in disadvantaged areas. In addition to the capital funding associated with this approval a further €5 million has been made available to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in the current year under the Phase 4 Infrastructure Stimulus which is being introduced by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.


Tipperary will benefit from a €77’883 investment from this scheme. Many community childcare facilities were built with State investment but are now over ten years old, with issues emerging in terms of repair, maintenance and upgrade.  These must now be addressed and investments like this will ensure that childcare services can continue to be provided in appropriate and safe facilities. This government is committed to looking after our youth and todays programme is part of the Department of Children and Youth Affair’s Early Years Quality Agenda, which promotes quality in early year’s settings.


The following are the organisations in Tipperary who will benefit as a result of the scheme.


Templemore Community Services Centre Ltd

 € 7,709

Tipperary Nenagh Childcare Centre Limited

 € 15,766

Tipperary Newtown Community Playgroup

 € 16,004

Tipperary St. Sheelan's Community Childcare Service Ltd

 € 3,200

Tipperary Barnardos Republic of Ireland Ltd

 € 4,200

Tipperary Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development Ltd

 € 20,165

Tipperary Clonmel Resource Centre Ltd

 € 10,839


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