Community education providers across Ireland receive funding under the Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund.
Over 500 community education projects across Ireland have received funding under the Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund. The €5.8 million Fund was launched in December 2020 by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, and is administered by SOLAS, the further education and training authority, and the 16 local Education and Training Boards.
The aim of the fund is to support community education for adult learners, who have the highest level of need, with a strong focus on building the digital infrastructure of community education providers to increase the capacity to deliver online learning.
The projects benefitting from funding vary from projects to help support online learning, connect communities, providing essential travel, and providing social support to vulnerable people.
Recipients of the fund include:
Aiséirí Progression Programme
Carbally Community Development Project
Wexford Local Development
Cremartin Community Group
Cork Mental Health Foundation
Drumhowan Community Group
Cork Penny Dinners
Family Resource Centres
Barnacarroll Over 55s Club
Down Syndrome Ireland
Traveller Support Groups
Markiewicz Community Centre
Age Action Ireland
Age Friendly Roscrea
Waterford City Stroke Group
And many more.
A full list of funding recipients is available here
Further information including a breakdown of funding granted to each ETB is available here