Parent and Toddler Grant 2024 ….Applications now open.

Minister O’Gorman launches Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2024

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today launched the Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2024 as part of the Government’s First 5 Strategy. The Minister has secured funding of €250,000, which will be allocated to Parent and Toddler Groups nationwide through local City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs). From today, Parent and Toddler Groups are invited to make an application for funding under this Initiative through their local CCC. REad full press release here.

Information on grants available:

Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by P&T Groups that are organised on a not-for-profit basis and involve the participation of parents/guardians to include recently arrived parents and children from Ukraine and other countries in the community. Grants will normally range from €100 to a total maximum of €1,300. New start up groups may apply for a grant of up to €1, 000; existing P&T Groups can apply for up to €800.

There is also a maximum of €300 available to operate/establish Buggy Walking Groups[1]. Groups are advised to contact their Westmeath CCC on 0449335454 or by email for further information in respect to this  additional funding option (as the maximum allowable funding is €1,300, new groups who are applying for €1,000 are eligible to apply for this additional amount).

Full criteria on the Parent and Toddler grant 2024 application form

How to Apply:

  • Please detach and fill in the attached application form, using clear block writing.
  • Please ensure that all sections are completed (Application form, Annual Income & Expenditure Account, Progress Report).
  • Simple financial records are important for groups in receipt of grants as they offer protection for all involved. However, newly formed groups do not need to provide a financial record until they are in existence for one year.
  • Please ensure the application is signed by 2 committee members. 
  • Applicants are required to submit up to date bank statements/credit union or post office statement (reflecting the groups closing balance as at 31st December 2023) with their application form.
  • Forward evidence of insurance with application for existing P & T Groups.  For newly formed groups, if insurance is not available, evidence must be submitted within one month of the application being completed.
  • Forward evidence of receipts for items purchased with last grant, along with progress report.
  • Grant applications will not be recommended if they do not include adequate information, i.e. all sections of the application form must be completed.

If required, this form may be photocopied. Send it to:

Grants for Parent & Toddler Groups

Westmeath County Childcare Committee

Old Mullingar Area Office

Mount Street


N91 E430

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