Pobal has been engaged by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to manage the School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2017, recently announced by Minister Zappone.

€3m is being provided to increase the number of School Aged Childcare (SAC) places in 2017 and to contribute to improving the quality of existing school aged services

Funding is available under the following strands:

  • Strand A:  Establishment of new SAC services
  • Strand B:  Expansion of existing SAC services
  • Strand C:  Improvement of existing SAC services

Applicants must complete an online application form through the PIP system using their DCYA reference number.  Applicants who do not have a valid DCYA reference number, must contact their local County/City Childcare Committee (CCC) who will advise on the process for obtaining a valid DCYA reference number.  CCC contact details can be found here.

For further information, please see the Application Guidelines and How to Guide on the PIP Portal.  There is also a video with further information to assist you with the application process.

The School Aged Capital 2017 application process will open on Friday 7th April and will close at 3pm on Friday 5th May 2017

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