Westmeath County Childcare welcomes €184,786 Funding for Early Years Services

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


9 early childhood services in Westmeath will share €184,786, which will be used to increase childcare provision, carry out maintenance and general improvements and develop natural outdoor play spaces.

The approved 2018 Early Years Capital Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other Early Years services across Westmeath under five strands:

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

  • Strand 2 (Early Years): Essential maintenance & repair (community only)

  • Strand 3 (Early Years): Natural outdoor play area (0-50 capacity services only)

  • Strand 4 (School Age): New places

  • Strand 5 (School Age): Essential maintenance & repair

List of successful applicants in Westmeath