The application closing date for both the COVID-19 Capital grant and the Re-opening Support Payment grants has been extended from 28th August to 9th September. If you want to avail of these grants you now have until Close of Business on 9th September to submit your application on the Early Years Hive. If you don’t submit your application before this date or if your application is in draft, then you will not be eligible for the grant.

Please note for the Re-opening Support Payment, all services that are re-opening on or before 7th September are eligible to apply.

Application guidelines can be found below and are also under ‘COVID-19 Reopening Documents’ on the Useful Links page of the Early Years Hive:



ECCE Registration Deadline

Pobal would like to remind providers that the latest a provider can register a child on the ECCE programme is 6 weeks after the child’s