Core Funding – Stage 2 Application

Dear ELC & SAC Providers,

As per the detailed communications circulated by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) earlier today (Thursday, 28th July 2022), please see below additional information regarding Core Funding.

Stage 2 of the application process is now available on the Early Years Hive.

Please consult the Core Funding Technical Guidelines and Applicant Guidelines to assist with this stage of the process.

Additional supports:

  • If your service requires support in completing your application, please contact your Local City and County Childcare Committee (CCC). Individual support sessions can be organised and CCCs are available to guide services through the Core Funding application process. 
  • If you are experiencing a technical difficulty, you can raise a ‘Service Request’ with Pobal’s Early Years Provider Centre here. For queries relating to technical support, accessing and using the Early Years Hive and / or questions regarding Sector/Service Profile or Core Funding Application Module queries please raise a ‘Service Request’ on the Early Years Hive, email or call 01 5117222. The Early Years Provider Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
  • Pobal will also be hosting training webinars for services on navigating and completing the Core Funding application process from Thursday, 28th July. Please check your notifications on the Early Years Hive for more information on session times.
​Thursday, 28th July​6.30pm
Friday, 29th July​9.30am​
​Tuesday, 2nd August2.30pm​
Wednesday, 3rd August​​9.30am
​Friday, 5th August9.30am​
  • Please also consult the DCEDIY FAQ available on the Early Years Hive here.

Finally, other relevant information including the Privacy Statement can be found on the Core Funding Guides and Core Funding Documents pages under ‘Resources’ on the Early Years Hive. We ask that all service providers please also review the Parental Statement for Partner Services and associated Guidance Document before commencing the application process. Regards,
The Early Years Team

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