Wednesday, 13th June 2012
Labour T.D. for Waterford, Ciara Conway is welcoming an announcement of over 192 thousand euro in grant funding that has been made available for childcare facilities in Waterford.
"This money can be used towards remedial, maintenance, and renovation work, or for equipment for early education and childcare services. It comes from the offices the Minister for Children of Frances Fitzgerald and is part of a budget of 6 million euro that is being made available nationwide.”
The largest amounts of funding received were in Waterford City, with the Ballybeg First Steps Creche receiving almost fifty thousand euro (€49,964), while Early Days in Lisduggan has been approved for €36,370.
Little Stars Playschool in the Tramore Road in Waterford City, the Presentation Playschool on the Slievekeale Road and the Childcare Facility in Cappoquinn in Co. Waterford all received around 25 thousand euro each, which was the average sum of cash awarded nationally.
The Williamstown Community Childcare Centre in Farronshoneen was awarded €14,049, and the Manor Children's Centre in Lisduggan received €10,541.
Smaller sums of 4,021, and 1,986 went to community projects at the Waterford Childcare Centre on the Industrial Estate in the City, and Leapfrog Childcare at Grange Cohan in John's park respectively.”
Pobal will provide applicants with information to assist them in understanding the reasons for the outcome of their application and from last Tuesday applicants will be able to request a consultation regarding the treatment of their application via the Pobal website.
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