Development Education Funding
Irish Aid’s Development Education funding aims to increase awareness and understanding of global development issues among the Irish public.
The call for proposals for the 2017 Development Education Grant scheme is now closed.
What is Development Education funding?
Irish Aid provides funding to support Development Education across formal (primary and post-primary schools) and non-formal (adult, youth and community) sectors. This funding is administered through an Annual Development Education Grant call and through Strategic Partnerships with organisations engaged in promoting understanding of and engagement with global development and justice issues.
In 2016, 30 organisations were approved for funding under the annual grant call. The total allocation amounted to €980,000.
We support strategic partnerships with organisations working in priority areas including capacity building of the development education sector, resource development, and primary, post-primary and third level education. In 2016, the budget for strategic partnerships amounted to €1,775,625.
Why do we provide Development Education funding?
Our funding supports the implementation of the Irish Aid Development Education Strategy.
Initiatives funded are aimed at deepening understanding of global poverty and encouraging the Irish public to take action for a more just and equal world.
All development education approved programmes and projects have a strong focus on achieving results in the following priority areas: primary and post primary education, higher education, youth sector and the further, adult and community sector.
How do we realise policy objectives through our funding?
The Development Education Annual Grant identifies a number of main priorities and a call for proposals to contribute to these priorities is made annually.
Some of the main priorities for funding are:
- The Youth Sector: to increase engagement of young people in development issues through the integration of development education in youth programmes
- Adult and Community Sector: to increase the number of adult/community leaders trained in development education, and also the provision of courses
Who are our development education partners?
Payments totalling over €2.75 million were approved for 35 partners working in development education in 2016.
Of this, €980,000 was approved to fund 30 organisations under the 2016 Development Education Annual Grant Round. The organisations approved for funding are as follows:
Development Education.ie (80/20)
|Centre for global education||€45,000|
|Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Crawford College of Art & Design||€45,000|
|Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (ETB)||€26,860|
|Debt and Development Coalition||€25,000|
|Dublin Institute of Technology||€25,000|
|EIL Intercultural Learning||€45,000|
|Friends of the Earth||€14,140|
|Galway One World Centre||€25,000|
|Latin American Solidarity Centre||€25,000|
|Lourdes Youth and Community Services (LYCS)||€55,000|
|Matt Talbot Community Trust||€10,000|
|National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)||€85,000|
|Tipperary Youth Centre||€15,000|
|UCD Volunteers Overseas||€18,000|
|Value added in Africa||€25,000|
|Waterford One World Centre||€20,000|
A further €1,775,625 in funding is provided to 5 organisations for multi-annual programmes under the Strategic Partnerships Programme as follows:
IDEA (Irish Development Education Association)
80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World
The DICE Project
WorldWise Global Schools Programme
Applying for funding
How to apply for project funding?
Grants are allocated in the range of €10,000 and €200,000 for a period of one year. All proposals need to have a strong focus on development education results for the Irish public.
The 2017 Development Education call for proposals is now Closed.
Please note that individual meetings cannot be held with applicant organisations while the call is active and Irish Aid officials will not be available to answer questions or provide clarifications on an individual basis.
Questions or queries in relation to the Round should be addressed directly to “Development Education” using the ‘Contact Us’ page on the Irish Aid website. A FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document is available on this website. Queries will be responded to up to two weeks prior to the application deadline.
Please note that any attempt to influence the outcome of the decision-making process in relation to grant applications will result in disqualification. Please also note that no individual meetings will be held with organisations that plan to apply for funding once the call for proposals issues.
Please find below relevant documents for Irish Aid’s Development Education Annual Grant 2017:
Focus on Results
Organisations who receive Development Education funding are responsible for effective and ongoing monitoring throughout the course of the funding period.
Each grant is based on a contract and an agreed set of results. Organisations must report on the progress towards the expected results annually to Irish Aid through the annual reporting process.
Irish Aid monitoring of Development Education Grants includes:
- Annual report on results and expenditure
- Audited accounts to be submitted annually
Our Development Education Strategy
Support Documentation available for download: