The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has announced a new €2m fund to support disadvantaged young people. This fund is open to community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to apply.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD launched the Quality and Capacity Building Initiative Innovation Fund on the 4th April 2018.
Organisations delivering innovation in prevention and early intervention services for children and young people are encouraged to prepare proposals which include the development or scaling up of innovative approaches, practices and resources that support the best outcomes for children and young people.
This funding measure has two strands:
With minimum funding of €10k for successful proposals this strand 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 Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI) Innovation Fund.
Under the Scale strand of the QCBI Innovation Fund, 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 fund will close to applications on Monday 30th April. The administration of this funding scheme is being supported by Tusla.
Details on the application process including fund guidelines and an application form are available on the DCYA and Tusla websites.
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