The Parent and Toddler Grants 2021 are now open for application.  Download Application form here: 2021 Parent and Toddler Application Form

***Closing Date for Application is 10th September 2021.***

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 parents in the community. Grants will normally range from €100 to €1,250.  Existing groups can apply for a maximum grant of €800.  New start up groups may apply for a maximum grant of up €1250.

Funding will be available for:  

  • Toys, equipment, and books for indoor and outdoor activities
  • Storage for equipment
  • Training for parents, e.g., paediatric first aid, committee skills, parenting courses
  • Children’s activities, e.g., arts and crafts, music
  • Limited funding will be available towards insurance, rent or minor refurbishment, up to a maximum of 30% of total funding for existing services.
  • Limited funding will be available towards insurance or rent, up to a maximum of 70% of total funding for new services.

Funding will not be available for:

  • Groups operating out of private homes.
  • One off event such as outings, parties, and trips
  • Groups with a closing balance of €3,000 or more in the previous year
  • Groups who received funding in previous years and did not return the Progress Report and receipts for items purchased.
  • Groups who do not submit evidence of appropriate insurance when making their application.

For more information please download the Guidelines here: 2021 Parent and Toddler Guidelines

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