Galway youth services encouraged to apply to digital solutions fund

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Funding of €600,000 is being made available to help children and young people improve their use of technology.

Rethink Ireland’s Digital Solutions fund aims to support services which work with children and young people to improve their efficiency, programme reach and data collection through technology.

Up to eight projects or collaborations will be awarded a maximum of €50,000, as well as mentoring support and a comprehensive Accelerator Programme.

This six-month programme focuses on building awardees’ capacity and equipping them to scale so they can reach more people in need of their work.

The fund is open to organisations that have a not-for-profit legal form, ie. a school, charity, social enterprise, voluntary organisation, or Higher Education Institution.

Announcing the funding, Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that it will make an important difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.

“It will provide practical support to services focused on providing high-quality prevention and early intervention services for children, young people and their families, while encouraging the sharing of learning and collaboration.

“We know that by intervening early in a child’s life, or early in the onset of difficulties, we can improve lives and address the impact of disadvantage.”

The Fund will be open for applications until Monday 17th May 2021 at noon.