2m Fund for ‘Ground-breaking’ proposals to support young people’ 

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has launched a new €2m fund to support ‘ground-breaking and new proposals’ to support disadvantaged young people.

This fund is open to community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations delivering innovation in prevention and early intervention services for children and young people.

There will be two strands under this funding measure; the first is a seed strand with minimum funding of €10k. This will support less proven, new and creative approaches to intractable problems facing children and young people experiencing disadvantage in Ireland.

A budget of €800,000 in 2018 will support grants for proposals applying under the SEED strand of the QCBI Innovation Fund.

Under the Scale strand, a budget of €1.2m will support grants that build on existing programmes, models, or approaches that have shown promising outcomes for children and young people.

The QCBI Innovation Fund is specifically designed to support innovative, one-off projects with firm timelines.

Deadline for applications is Monday 30th April.

More information at https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=4642

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