Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (684)

Tom Neville


684. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will address a matter regarding the case of a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29173/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Applications for the 2019 Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme opened on 25th of February and closed on the 27th of March. Under Strand C €1 million was available for the creation of new school age childcare places with a maximum of €20,000 per grant.

In early June, following an appraisal process, applicants were notified of the outcome of the capital programme.

The process of releasing funding to successful applicants began at the beginning of this month. Pobal are contacting the successful applicants to ensure that all the pre-conditions for the release of funding have been met.

It is important to note that while the first payment of the School Age Capital funding can be released to a service on confirmation that they have begun the process of registering with Tusla, the full payment will not be released until this registration process is complete.