LGBTI+ Capacity Building Initiative Funding

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What Is This LGBTI+ Initiative?

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is launching this funding initiative to support capacity building in organisations that work with young people. The initiative aims to provide funding to implement evidence-based LGBTI+ training, mentoring, coaching, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) initiatives and development of guidelines targeted at professional service providers and youth services. Training and guidance should include a particular focus on trans- and gender-related issues. 

What Are The Aims of the LGBTI+ Capacity Building Initiative?

This initiative aims to provide funding to implement evidence-based training, mentoring, coaching, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) initiatives and development of guidelines targeted at professional service providers and youth services.

Training and guidance should include a particular focus on trans and gender-related issues.

What Sort of Funding Is Available?

It is envisaged that grants in the region of €3,000 – €6,000 will be awarded to individual organisations for initiatives such as training, with allowances being made in a limited number of circumstances for large national initiatives. The grant is open both for programmes which have been run before and proven to be effective and new and innovative programmes. Projects must be delivered in 2018.

The initiative will target those who work or volunteer with young people aged 10 to 24 and is open to applications from professional service providers who deal with young people and youth services in the following areas:

  • Youth services 
  • Youth helpline personnel 
  • Traveller service providers 
  • Disability service providers 
  • Homeless service providers 
  • Addiction counsellors and facilities 
  • Services already in receipt of DCYA funding.

The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on 26th September 2018. For further details and information on how to apply, please contact lgbtiyouthstrategy@dcya.gov.ie.

You can download the LGBTI+ Capacity Building Notes and Application form HERE

This Funding is Part of the Development of  LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018-2020

Dr Katherine Zappone, TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, launched the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018-2020 on 29th June 2018. You can get a copy of the strategy HERE

The Strategy is a first for Ireland and for the world and is informed by the views of thousands of young people and by those who work with them and on their behalf. The Strategy’s Youth Advisory Group, which consists of 14 committed young people who contributed to the development of the Strategy, also created a youth friendly version of the Strategy in the form of a video. This can be found on the Strategy’s Facebook page: facebook.com/National-Lgbti-Youth-Strategy-Ireland

A written summary of the Strategy is also available HERE

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