Applications will be open from January 29th – February 19th 2021. Applications cannot be submitted outside this application window. All applications must be submitted on the HIVE.
There is €8.3 million in funding available under this grant to support childcare services to become compliant with Fire Safety Regulations and Standards.
Applications are open for amounts between €1000 and €10,000 to contribute to the costs of works or the purchase of equipment required by a service to receive a Fire Safety Certificate. This certificate is a mandatory requirement of the statutory regulation process undertaken by Tusla, the independent regulator of the sector.
To be eligible for funding, works must be identified as being required in a fire safety assessment report which has been completed since June 2019 by a competent person. The fire safety assessment must be provided with the application for funding.
The eligible competent persons are as follows:
- A Registered Architect
- A Building surveyor
- An Engineer.
If you do not have a Fire Safety Certificate and intend to apply for a grant under the 2021 Capital Programme, please ensure that you have obtained a fire safety assessment before the closing date of the application window or your application will not be eligible.
The fire safety assessment may be dated at any time after 1 June 2019 – although, if material works have been carried out in your service since the fire safety assessment was obtained, you will have to provide an updated assessment.