Saturday 23 August 2014

€2.5m funding to upgrade child facilities

Published 16/07/2014 | 02:30

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NEWLY-INSTALLED Minister for Children James Reilly has announced €2.5m in grant funding for the physical upgrade and repair of community creches and childcare facilities.

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The money, which will be shared among 163 facilities, will be for services which are mostly in disadvantaged areas and were originally built with State funding. Grants of up to €50,000 will be given for essential repairs, maintenance, refurbishment or improvement of the facility's energy rating .

Another €5m has been made available by the of Department of Children and Youth Affairs under the banner of infrastructural stimulus.

Irish Independent

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