Northern Ireland Youth Service Small Grants Programme Accepting Applications
A programme providing grants to young people aged 4-25 years to take part in projects planned by young people, for young people in Northern Ireland is accepting applications.
Funding is available to young people aged 4-25 years, who are part of an Education Authority Youth Service registered group, to take part in projects which have been planned by young people for young people in Northern Ireland.
The Small Grants Programme is intended to strengthen the participation of young people as decision-makers within the local and wider community by providing grants for projects which contribute to one or more of the following aims:
- Promote youth participation, leadership, and volunteering.
- Build and develop life skills.
- Promote positive mental health, wellbeing, and self-care.
- Explore issues for young people such as relationships and sex education, suicide awareness and risk-taking behaviours.
- Demonstrate care and concern for the environment.
- Promote equality, diversity, and inclusion within the programme.
The programme is open to groups of young people aged 4-25 years, who are part of an Education Authority Youth Service (EA-YS) registered (and verified) group. The group applying should be made up of no less than three young people.
Groups can apply for:
- A maximum of £500 for a one-off event.
- A maximum of £1,500 for a group work programme with multiple sessions.
Grants can be used for equipment, venue hire, transport, and consumable and material costs associated with the project.
The deadline for applications is 20 October 2023.
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)