​Letter from Minister Zappone re. Funding Agreement & updated FAQs to ELC & SAC providers 15/04/2020


Dear Provider


Please find attached the Funding Agreement for the new Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme. Payments will be received on Friday 24 April for anyone who has signed up by Tuesday 21st April, close of business. As you are already aware, payments can be backdated to April 6.


Please also find attached some Frequently Asked Questions. These have been compiled to answer questions posed by the sector in recent weeks. We will update them regularly. You may be aware that the Minister for Finance announced some changes to the Revenue’s Wage Subsidy Scheme today, effective from May 4. We will update the FAQs to reflect these over the coming days.


Thank you for your patience as this new Scheme was finalised with other Government Departments and Agencies.


My thoughts remain with you in this very difficult time.



Katherine Zappone

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs