Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has today announced the creation of a new fund under the What Works prevention and early intervention initiative, which is funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund.
The What Works Building Evidence Fund is part of the What Works initiative’s Quality and Evidence strands. It aims to support the analysis and gathering of data related to the voluntary and community sectors. The Fund is open to practitioners and service providers working in not-for-profit organisations who work with children, young people and their families and who have a strong emphasis on prevention and early intervention.
Not-for-profit organisations are invited to submit applications for funding of up to €50,000 for prevention and early intervention projects that will identify gaps in service provision and develop skills for effective monitoring, evaluation and analysis of prevention and early intervention services. All applications must have a strong emphasis on prevention and early intervention. The total value of the fund is €600,000. The Fund further aims to help those working with children, young people and families to access training on collecting, research and analysis that improves outcomes for children and young people.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, 22 September 2023.