Annual CMDG 2023

What is the CMDG?

The CMDG supports potential and existing childminders to enhance the quality of their childminding service through an annual grant of up to €1000

Who can apply?

All potential and existing childminders who are currently or are planning to singlehandedly childmind child/ren in the childminder’s own home for more than two hours per day.

Eligibility Criteria:

Childminders must meet the following criteria:

  • Mind children for minimum 12 months post CMDG
  • Tusla compliant (where required be Tusla registered)
  • Do not have any previous convictions for any offence involving violence or harm to children/adults
  • Be tax compliant with a Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Have appropriate valid childminding insurance
  • Have Tusla Children First E-learning Programme Certificate


The CMDG can be used to purchase items that enhance safety and quality in the childminding service such as toys & books, items to support inclusion, and childcare and safety equipment. The final decision on eligible expenditure will be at the discretion of Sligo County Childcare Committee.

Request a copy of the CMDG application form by emailing: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is July 14th, 2023, so don’t delay!!

Terms and conditions apply.