Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2020

Westmeath County Childcare Committee in collaboration with the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs are delighted to seek applications for a Parent & Toddler grant, from existing Parent and Toddler Groups.

Please find attached the guidelines and application for applying for funding 2020.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 30th October 2020.

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 €1000. Existing Parent and Toddler Groups can apply for a maximum of €800.  New start up groups may apply for maximum grant of up to €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.



Parent and Toddler application 2020