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Extension - Parent & Toddler Grant Initiative 2022- Now open for applications (extension added to Wednesday 22nd June)

We are pleased to inform you that the Galway Childcare Committee Grant Allocation for Parent & Toddler Groups for 2022 has been confirmed.

Galway Childcare Committee are pleased to announce that the Parent & Toddler Grant Initiative 2022 is now open for groups to apply.
This Initiative recognises that Parent and Toddler Groups are providing informal support to parents, grandparents and childminders, as well as to young children. These groups are an important source of social contact especially for new parents and families new to an area and particularly as groups have returned following frequent closures these past couple of years.
New start up groups may apply for a maximum grant of up €1250. Existing groups can apply for a maximum grant of €800. 

New for 2022! Additional funding of up to €400 is also available for new or existing P&T Groups for an additional session and to establish and operate Buggy Walking Groups. These groups once established will involve groups of parents and children meeting for organised walks on a regular basis in their local community.
To make an application, please read the guidelines and complete the application form to be returned no later than Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

You must include the following with your completed application:
  • Receipts & Progress Report for purchases funded by the grant from 2021, in accordance with your 2021 application.
  • If you did not receive a Parent & Toddler Group grant in 2021, but received a grant in a previous year, please ensure that receipts and progress report have been submitted.
  • A Bank Statement (no older than 2 months) in the group’s name confirming that the bank balance for your group is less than €3,000.
  • Copy of appropriate current Insurance Certificate for your group.

Activity                                                                  Important Dates
Open for applications May                                  19th 2022
Extended Closing date for applications            Wednesday June 22nd 2022
Eligible expenditure dates                                   Between June 2022 & December 2022
Payment schedule                                              Payments to approved applicants June 2022

Please click download for a copy of the application form.

If you are interested in setting up a new Parent and Toddler Group in your area, staff at Galway Childcare Committee are available to support you with the necessary requirements and to make an application for a grant.

The closing date for grant applications is now Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

For further information, please contact Geraldine on 091 752039 or


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