Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €65,500 in capital grant funding to a number of childcare facilities in County Roscommon.
A total of 13 different facilities are set to benefit from the funding which includes grants: to purchase equipment or carry out small maintained work, to provide access to services for children with disabilities, to provide natural outdoor spaces and towards critical works to ensure that buildings are fit for purpose (for community/not for profit services).
“These grants will be of great benefits to the children attending these facilities,” stated Denis Naughten. “Many families are experiencing financial difficulties at present and are struggling to meet childcare and mortgage expenses. As such anything that improves the childcare environment for young children without relying on funding from parents must be seen as a positive development.”