Parent and Toddler Grants

The Parent & Toddler Group Initiative is a strategic partnership between the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and the County Childcare Committees to assist the promotion and expansion of Parent and Toddler Groups.

The grants recognise that Parent and Toddler Groups are providing informal support to parents, grandparents and childminder’s, as well as to young children. These groups are an important source of social contact especially for parents and families new to an area.

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.


The Department of Children and Youth Affairs publish Guidelines for Parent and Toddler Grants each year and the criteria for eligibility change each year.


For the most up to date information, please contact Suzanne on 071-91 48860 or email


Funding will be available for: 

Funding will not be available for: