The Parent and Toddler Grants 2020 are now open for applications. Please note a key change to the 2020 Grant – expenditure on rent and insurance will be allowed up to 100% of the total grant funding.
In addition, in the context of Covid-19 uncertainties, DCYA have confirmed that the following areas are deemed to be eligible expenditure:
- 1. Training courses (e.g. paediatric first aid, committee skills, parenting etc.) where these can be conducted remotely and are completed in this calendar year
- 2. Children’s activities (e.g. arts and crafts, music) where the CCC is satisfied that these can be carried on safely under Covid-19 health protocols
- 3. Expenditure on rent and insurance will be allowed up to 100% of total funding on the provision that the grantee can demonstrate to the CCC the need for P&T funding to meet these costs rather than from the P&T group’s own resources. Financial records relating to this spend must be maintained and it should be noted that the raising of the threshold from 30% to 100% of funding for this element is strictly on a once off basis for 2020.
- Closing date on Friday 23rd October 2020
For further information on reopening https://first5.gov.ie/practitioners/reopening
If you wish to discuss applying for the grant please phone Nicola on 059 9140244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org