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What Works Training Fund 2021 – Terms & Conditions

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Please read the below terms and conditions carefully, and in full, before making an application to the What Works Training Fund. All grantees will be required to consent to the full terms and conditions before receiving an award, and it will not be possible to make any changes or amendments.

What Works Training Fund

Terms and Conditions


  1. Information supplied in relation to this funding may be made available on request under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003.


  1. All funding supplied must be expended by 31 December 2021. Funding that has not been fully spent by this date must be de-committed i.e. returned to the Department of Children Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. Awards may not be held or continued at an organisation, other, than the applicant organisation(s) specified in the application form, except with the prior agreement of the DCEDIY. Funding is only be provided for the training as presented in the application form.


  1. The awarding of this grant is not a commitment to any other grants from the DCEDIY. If necessary, applicants must enable project monitoring by DCEDIY and to allow access to its premises and records.


  1. Should a grantee under this scheme be unable for any reason (including medical reasons) to pursue their organisation’s proposal in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the scheme, that person must inform the DCEDIY ( within two weeks. DCEDIY reserves the right to withdraw the award in this event.


  1. Grantees must comply with the terms of Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) Circular 13/2014 and all relevant legislation, public policy and financial procedures, in particular the Children First Act 2015 and Children First National Guidance, and also including but not limited to:
  • National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012;
  • Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Adults) Act 2012 and any other child protective measures and legislation;
  • Public procurement guidelines;
  • Taxation legislation including income tax and withholding tax;
  • Tax clearance procedures including Dept. of Finance Circular 44/2006;
  • Employment and pensions legislation;
  • Prompt payment of accounts;
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018, and any guidelines and codes of practice issued by the Data Protection Commission in Ireland from time to time.
  1. At any time, projects may be required to provide updates on the project to DCEDIY throughout the year. Grantees must ensure that proper accounts are kept and audited and are available for inspection by DCEDIY if required.


  1. Grantees must seek value for money and to abide by the public procurement guidelines. The funds must be applied for the purposes set out in the application and funding from any other source must not be used for the same purpose. If the grant cannot be spent for the purposes set out in the application, the grant must be returned to DCEDIY.


  1. It is imperative that What Works funding is acknowledged in any activities and promotional material linked to this funding. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, What Works and Dormant Accounts Fund logos and branding must be used on all material.


  1. Upon completion of the funding, grantees will be required to produce a written report of no more than 400 words for use by What Works and publication on the What Works website. This report will be owned by DCEDIY. This report should describe the project and its outcome. It should outline the need being addressed, describe the activity in question, and reference the outcomes of the training at the time of writing as well as any future plans. This written report must be provided no later than 31 March 2022.