Information on grants available:

Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by Parent & Toddler Groups that are organised on a not for profit basis and involve the participation of all parents in the community. The aim of the grants scheme is to support the development and sustainability of Parent & Toddler Groups.

 Funding will be available for:

  • Training courses (e.g. paediatric first aid, committee skills, parenting etc.) where these can be conducted remotely and are completed in this calendar year
  • Children’s activities (e.g. arts and crafts, music) where Laois CCC is satisfied that these can be carried on safely under Covid-19 health protocols
  • Expenditure on rent and insurance will be allowed up to 100% of total funding on the provision that the grantee can demonstrate to Laois 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.

Funding will not be available for:

  • Groups operating out of private homes
  • Groups that are not open to all parents in the community
  • Groups with an excess of €3,000 or more income in 2019
  • Groups that received Parent & Toddler Initiative funding in 2019 and did not return the Progress Report & Receipts
  • Outings, once off events and parties
  • Trips of any kind
  • Existing groups who do not submit evidence of appropriate insurance when making their application

Important dates:

  • Application forms for the grant must be returned by Monday 30th November 2020

How to apply:

Download the application form here:  PT 2020 application form

Simple financial records are important for groups in receipt of grants as they offer protection for all involved. However, newly formed groups do not need to provide a financial record until they are in existence for one year.

Please include with your completed application:

  • Copy of Parent and Toddler Groups Insurance
  • Bank Statements up to end of December 2019


Completed Application forms to be sent to:                                             For any Enquires please contact

GRANTS FOR PARENT & TODDLER GROUPS                                                          Tel: 057 86 61029

Laois County Childcare Committee Ltd.                                                                      Email:

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