Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2023

Minister for Children, Disability, Equality, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman has launched the Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2023.

The Minister has secured funding of €250,000, which will be allocated to Parent and Toddler Groups nationwide through local City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs). From today, Parent and Toddler Groups are invited to make an application for funding under this Initiative through their local CCC.

This year the emphasis will be on supporting Parent and Toddler Groups that offer a welcome to families who are newly arrived in Ireland.

Following from the success of the additional funding streams in last year’s Initiative, the Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2023 will again offer three streams of funding:

1. Funding of €800 for existing groups and €1,100 for the establishment of new groups.

2. Funding of up to €300 is available to establish and operate Buggy Walking Groups. These Buggy Walking Groups are organised social walks for parents/guardians and young children. The grant is open to any existing or new organisations or groups who wish to offer a minimum of six organised walks within their community.

3. Additional funding of up to €300 is available for new or existing Parent and Toddler Groups to provide a second session to meet demand.

Conditions apply and the CCCs are available to discuss requirements with new and existing groups.

Please follow the link for the application form for the grant

Please send completed application form to:

Grants for Parent & Toddler Groups,

Kildare County Childcare Committee

Unit 21 Thompson Enterprise Centre

Clane Business Park


Co. Kildare

W91 E6NY


Phone:    045861307              Email:

Application forms to be returned by:         Friday 14th April 2023

Notification of decisions and payment of grants will be made by: 9th June 2023