Offaly County Childcare Committee -   057 9135878

Capital Grants

Pobal has been engaged by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to manage the School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2017, recently announced by Minister Zappone.

€3m is being provided to increase the number of School Aged Childcare (SAC) places in 2017 and to contribute to improving the quality of existing school aged services

Funding is available under the following strands:

Strand A: Establishment of new SAC services
Strand B: Expansion of existing SAC services
Strand C: Improvement of existing SAC services

Applicants must complete an online application form through the PIP system using their DCYA reference number. Applicants who do not have a valid DCYA reference number, must contact their local County/City Childcare Committee (CCC) who will advise on the process for obtaining a valid DCYA reference number. CCC contact details can be found here.

For further information, please see the Application Guidelines and How to Guide on the PIP Portal. There is also a video with further information to assist you with the application process.

The School Aged Capital 2017 application process will open on Friday 7th April and will close at 3pm on Friday 5th May 2017


The deadline for the submission of applications to the School Aged Childcare Capital Programme 2017 has been extended.

The final date for applicants to submit an application is now 3pm, Wednesday the 17th May, 2017.

We are extending the deadline to facilitate services that wish to apply for new vehicles under SAC. If you have already submitted your form and want to now include a new vehicle, YOU MUST contact Pobal online support at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before COB (5pm) on Monday the 15th of May so your application can be returned to draft status on PIP.

Once the application form has been returned to draft status, you can make the changes and submit.

**Please note you must submit the form again in order for your application to be considered**

Please ensure that all sections of your application form are completed including the Grant Requested amount and that the required documentation is attached before submitting.


EXTENSION TO CLOSING DATE:   The final date for applicants to submit an application is now 3pm, Wednesday the 17th May, 2017








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