Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman has announced the creation of a new fund under the What Works prevention and early intervention initiative, which is funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund. The What Works Building Evidence Fund has been established under the Quality and Evidence strands of the What Works initiative. It aims to support the gathering and analysis of data and evidence within the community and voluntary sector.
The Fund is open to practitioners and service providers working in not-for-profit organisations who work with children, young people and their families. Not-for-profit organisations are invited to submit applications for funding of up to €50,000 for prevention and early intervention projects that will identify gaps in service provision and develop skills for effective monitoring, evaluation and analysis of prevention and early intervention services. All applications must have a strong emphasis on prevention and early intervention. The total value of the fund is €600,000.
The Fund further aims to help those working with children, young people and families to access training on collecting, research and analysis that improves outcomes for children and young people.
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The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday, 22nd September 2023. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hardcopies delivered via post will not be accepted.
Applicants are advised to carefully and thoroughly read the for the Fund before completing and submitting the Application Form.