Reminder to services to apply for LINC funding
To avail of the increased ECCE capitation, eligible ECCE providers must apply annually and when a new Inclusion Co-ordinator commences in their ECCE setting. Entitlement to the increased capitation will not roll across the ECCE programme years.
Applications must be made through PIP and a signed and dated Inclusion Co-Ordinator declaration form attached.
Application window open from today (25th February) to 3pm Wednesday 27th March 2019
Funding for creation of new 0-3 year old places and school age places.
The application window for the 2019 Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes opened today, Monday 25th February 2019.
Applications for funding can be made through the Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP).
The window will remain open up to .
Decisions are expected to be delivered in June 2019.
The available strands of funding are as follows:
Strand A: Creation of new places for 0-3 year olds - €4.231m (max. €50,000 per grant).
Strand B: Fire Safety for community early learning and care services – €0.875m, (max. €15,000 per grant).
Strand C: Creation of new school age places - €1m (max. €20,000 per grant).
Both early learning and care and school age childcare providers are invited to apply.
Any interested parties are encouraged to contact their local City/County Childcare Committee (CCC) with any questions they may have about the process
A Capital Grants Information Session will take place on Monday 4th March at 7.30pm in the Offaly Centre for Independent Living, Tullamore. The session will cover the Capital Grant application process, who can apply, what is required for the application and deadlines. This is workshop is FREE to providers in Offaly.
The LINC Information Session will take place on Wednesday 27th February at 7pm in the Offaly Centre for Independent Living for all those interested in finding out about the entry
requirements and other elements of relevace as well as how you can apply to get a place on the programme.