Westmeath County Childcare welcomes €246,731 Funding for Early Years Services

Westmeath County Childcare has welcomed yesterday’s announcement of extra funding for childcare services in the county.


12 early childhood services in Westmeath will share €246,731, which will be used to increase childcare provision, carry out maintenance and general improvements and develop natural outdoor play spaces.

The approved 2017 Early Years Capital Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other Early Years services across Westmeath under three strands:

  • Strand 1:  New Places (€190,941– maximum €50k per grant)

  • Strand 2:  Building improvements and maintenance (€22,299 maximum €20k per grant, Community Services only)

  • Strand 3: Natural outdoor play area (€33,490, maximum €5k per grant)