The purpose of the Childminding Re-opening Grant is to support childminders who had to close as a direct result of the government restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An individual once-off Childminding grant of €500 per Childminder will be made available to assist with the additional costs of re-opening. Time Frame – Payments will commence on 26 June 2020.
The application process will open on 19 June 2020 and close on 28 August 2020. Applicants will be required to complete their modifications/adaptations or have purchased their equipment between 13 March 2020 and 16 October 2020.
Resources for Childminders on re-opening are available on the First 5 website: https://first5.gov.ie/practitioners/reopening
Childminding Reopening Grant Guidelines, (DCYA)[Download here].
Please note, applications are to be sent to Regional Childminding Development Officers (full information is available in the files above)
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