The Department of Children & Youth Affairs through Pobal, provide an annual budget through the County Childcare Committees allocated for Parent & Toddler Groups.
Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by Parent & Toddler Groups that are organised on a not for profit basis and involve the participation of parents in the community. Grants normally range from €100 to €1,000. Existing groups can apply for a maximum grant of €800. New start up groups may apply for a maximum grant of up €1000.
The Parent & Toddler Grant Programme has terms and conditions attached.