Parent and Toddler Grant Funding - NOW AVAILABLE


Parent and Toddler Grant Funding  - NOW AVAILABLE


Westmeath County Childcare Committee in collaboration with the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs is delighted to seek applications for a Parent & Toddler grant, from existing, or those wishing to set up, Parent and Toddler Groups. If you are involved in running a Parent & Toddler Group in Co. Westmeath and would like further information: please contact Westmeath County Childcare Committee on

044 9335454 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 28th July 2017. 



Information on grants available:

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. Grants will normally range from €100 to €1,000.  Existing groups can apply for a maximum grant of €800.  New start up groups may apply for a maximum grant of up €1000.

Funding will be available for:  

·         Toys, equipment and books

·         Training for parents, e.g. paediatric first aid, committee skills, parenting courses

·         Children’s activities, e.g. arts and crafts, music

·         Limited funding will be available towards insurance, rent or minor refurbishment, up to a maximum of 30% of total funding.


Funding will not be available for:

·         Groups operating out of private homes

·         One off events such as outings, parties and trips

·         Groups with a closing balance of €3,000 or more in the previous year

·         Groups who received funding in previous years and did not return the Progress Report and receipts for items purchased

·         Groups who do not submit evidence of appropriate insurance when making their application


Click here to download Parent and Toddler Grant Application 2017