Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board (MSLETB) is now inviting applications for community education grants for next year.
The closing date for applications is Friday 6th of December.
Who is it For?
Community and Voluntary Groups based in Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo.
This funding stream is not available to Youth Clubs/Groups or Sports Clubs.
What does it Pay for?
The funding stream supports training initiatives that the community has identified. The training is provided in your local setting.
In a change to previous years, where only the tutor costs were covered, up to 30% of the application can cover venue, materials and publicity. However, at least 70% applied for must cover tutor fees. The group making the application is responsible for all administration of the fund – hire the tutor, book the venue, do the PR, register the participants, etc.
Community Education at Tullaghan – An Example
Just one example of what the fund might cover is the seaweed course that took place on Leitrim’s coastline at Tullaghan last August. Held at the community centre and on the shore, course participants learned about how and what to harvest and other uses of seaweed.
Photos courtesy of Tullaghan Coastal Cross on Facebook
Check out the Guidelines and Application Form
For the details of Guidelines and the Application form you can download from this site at the links below.
“Community Education is education and learning which is rooted in a process of empowerment, social justice, change, challenge, respect and collective consciousness. It is within the community and of the community, reflecting the developing needs of individuals and their locale. It builds the capacity of local communities to engage in developing responses to educational and structural disadvantage and to take part in decision-making and policy formation within the community. It is distinct from general adult education provision, due to both its ethos and to the methodologies it employs.”
Aontas, 2004, p.18, Community Education 2004