Capacity Grant

Capacity Building Grant and Training from Hub na nÓg to Support Implementation of the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making

On the 24th September, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., approved the awarding of €150,000, alongside Hub na nÓg training, to support implementation of the National Participation Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making, (2021). The emphasis will be on the everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with children and young people.

Training and capacity building for decision-makers is one of the four enabling factors that underpin the effective implementation of the Framework.

This grant scheme aims to build capacity and support organisations in a journey towards improving their practice in listening to children and young people and giving them a voice in decision-making in their day-to-day practices, services, projects, programmes or activities.

Over 100 applications were received from organisations across the Arts Sector, Disability Service Providers, Early Learning Care/School Aged Childcare Providers, Traveller Service Providers, Disability Service Providers, Homeless Service Providers and Youth Justice Organisations.

Regarding the funding, Minister O’Gorman said:

“I am delighted to announce this funding to run alongside the National Framework for Children and Young People’s
Participation in Decision-Making. This funding will provide assistance in the creation of online resources and enable the development of a Voice Toolkit of resources to help practitioners to effectively listen to children and
young people and take their views seriously in the setting and space in which they work with children or young people.”

Breakdown of Funding Awarded:

  • Arts Organisations: €23553.89
  • Early Learning Care/School Aged Childcare: €82591
  • Traveller Service Providers: €12923
  • Disability Service Providers: €18503.64
  • Homeless Service Providers: €6479.04
  • Youth Justice: €5200

A full list of grantees is available to view here.

How to Apply:

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