National Childcare Investment Programme 2006 - 2010

Capital Funding

In Budget 2006, the Government announced the establishment of the National Childcare Investment Programme 2006 -2010 (NCIP), under the Office of the Minister for Children (OMC), as a successor to the earlier Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme.

Applications for Capital grants for childcare providers in the private and community sectors under the NCIP can be made by way of an “Expression of Interest” Form through the City/County Childcare Committees (CCC).

The Expression of Interest Forms and guidelines are available from all 33 CCCs across the country or can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

Completed Expression of Interest forms are to be returned to the relevant CCC.

The following forms and guides are available (in PDF format):

A leaflet outlining the objectives of the National Childcare Investment Programme [PDF] is available on this site, or from the website of the Office of the Minister for Children