• Minister Zappone announces additional €75,989.06 in funding awards to community and voluntary sector organisations

    Posted on October 24, 2019 by in News Updates
    Published: 24 October 2019
    • Funding will support 2018 What Works Innovation Fund grantees to finalise their innovative projects supporting children, young people and families
    • Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone

    The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce additional awards of €75,989.06 to organisations that received funding under the 2018 Innovation Fund. This will support four further existing projects in any outstanding work remaining from their original application in 2018.

    The Innovation Fund was launched in April 2018 by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to test new prevention and early intervention projects. The funding measure is supported through Dormant Accounts Funding and was developed to allow providers within the child and family sectors highlight innovations they are delivering to improve outcomes for children.

    In awarding the funding Minister Zappone said:

    “I am delighted to announce this funding to further support these projects which through the use of data, evidence and learning in prevention and early intervention approaches, will continue to contribute in making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people living in Ireland.”

    Successful projects:

    Organisation Project 2019 Allocation County
    Youth Work Ireland Tipperary 3D- IT €9,059.98 Tipperary
    Migrants Rights Centre Ireland ARISE €13,914 Dublin
    Rainbows Ireland Supporting Grief and Loss in Teenagers €34,796.28 Dublin
    Meath Travellers Workshops Traveller & Youth Community Farm €18,218.80 Meath
    Total: €75,989.06

    Tusla, as administrators of this fund, will be in contact with successful applicants to advance the processing of grants.

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