Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Ceisteanna (919)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

919. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the capital funding that will be provided to assist in the provision of new and-or upgraded childcare accommodation to meet new requirements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11379/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I recently announced a major funding package to facilitate the reopening of childcare facilities from 29 June, including  a once-off capital grant of €14.2M.

All registered centre based services re-opening between 29 June and the beginning of September can avail of this grant:

This grant can be used by services to help them to adhere to the reopening guidelines by improving hygiene facilities and outdoor play areas.

 The capital grant will be allocated in accordance with the following:

Number of   children on DCYA schemes  per service

Grant   value

1-11

1000

12-40

2500

41-100

4500

101 +

6000

Applications for the Capital Grant will open shortly and childcare service providers will be notified by Pobal of the application date. Payments will issue from June 26.