Monday 20 September 2021
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North Cork Childcare Facilities to benefit from Childcare Capital & Maintenance Funding

North Cork Childcare Facilities to benefit from Childcare Capital & Maintenance Funding

A number of North Cork Childcare Facilities are to benefit from capital and maintenance funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

 

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone made the announcement today that €8.4m in funding has been allocated through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to 683 pre-school providers nationwide; an increase in €4.4m on the amount announced for this programme in March 2017.

 

The money is to be used to provide more than 2,200 new childcare places, maintenance and building work as well as outdoor play areas and is available for immediate draw-down by the successful applicants. The approved 2017 Early Years Capital Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other Early Years services under three strands. North Cork recipients include:

 

Strand 1:  New Places – maximum €50k per grant

 

Banteer Community Childcare

 €50,000

 

Strand 2:  Building improvements and maintenance – maximum €20k per grant – community only

 

Liscarroll Community Childcare Facility Limited

€11,229.00

Mallow Community Childcare Ltd

€19,603.75

Banteer Community Childcare Services Limited

€19,932.50

Ballyhass Childcare Facility Company Limited By Guarantee

€20,000.00

Tír na nÓg Ballydesmond Limited

€10,000.00

Donoughmore Family Resource Centre

€20,000.00

 

Strand 3: Natural outdoor play areas – maximum €5k per grant

 

Naíonra Ghleann Maghair Limited

€4,919.25

Catherine O’ Halloran

€4,869.51

Finola Hogan

€3,660.00

Mary Dineen Long

€4,994.00

Sharon Welch

€3,894.92

Jean Uí Mhurchú

€3,445.00

Mary Edel Egan

€5,000.00

Jane Neville

€4,813.21

Sunago Limited

€3,737.22

Lisa Hobbs

€4,965.27

Jennifer McCabe

€4,526.21

Carolanne Desmond

€4,937.65

Teresa Malone

€5,000.00

Linda Browne

€4,267.06

OAK (Outdoor Active Kids) Limited

€4,800.00

Mairead Davis

€4,462.26

Aiveen Casey

€4,897.80

Schull Community Preschool Limited

€5,000.00

Hannah Kate O’Brien

€5,000.00

Sheila McCarthy

€3,631.12

Caroline O’Connell

€3,279.50

Louise Cronin-Fox

€5,000.00

Ursula M O’Leary

€4,876.82

Kathleen Kelly

€4,924.31

Kildangan Education Centre Limited

€4,500.00

Suzanne Short

€3,071.00

Grainne Healy

€4,025.00

Brian Hunt

€4,633.00

Yvonne O Keeffe

€3,882.61

Marie Riordan

€4,300.00

Rowena Deasy

€4,795.00

Jennifer Healy

€3,999.20

Bishopstown Community Playgroup Limited

€4,850.00

Mayfield Integrated Community Development Project Limited

€4,255.58

Our House Preschool Ltd

€4,282.02

Magnet Community Group Limited

€4,888.16

Jamros Ltd

€5,000.00

KJRF Limited

€5,000.00

Rockboro School Association

€4,998.54

Cushing House Community Childcare Limited

€4,470.00

Muin Education Limited

€5,000.00

Marian O’Murchu

€5,000.00

Newbury House Family Centre Limited

€4,991.38

Linda O’Callaghan

€5,000.00

St. Joseph’s Foundation

€3,539.17

Ballyhea Childcare Limited

€4,994.00

Dawn Moore

€4,600.20

Leap & Glandore Community Playschool Company Limited

€4,312.00

Barbara (Mc Carthy) Gaffney

€4,999.00

Little Stars Montessori Preschool

€4,006.00

Fermoy Community Resource Centre Ltd

€5,000.00

Barbara (Mc Carthy) Gaffney

€5,000.00

 

Welcoming the funding for the North Cork Childcare Facilities, local Independent Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said “The increase in funding comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to accessible affordable quality childcare. It is great to see so many childcare facilities in North Cork being granted monies in 2017. Each and every one of these facilities provide a great service to the people of North Cork and we should do everything in our power to support them to expand and improve their facilities. I know these grant monies will be well spent over the summer period”.

 

Minister Zappone said “As Minister, I hold the provision of quality, affordable and accessible childcare as a very highest priority. This year’s Early Years Capital Funding programme received an overwhelming amount of applications from providers who share these same goals. This funding will benefit children, families and providers under our Early Years programmes, and will contribute to the development of an infrastructure that is ready to meet the radical new approach to subsidising childcare outlined in Budget 2017.”