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Ireland: 2021-2022 Children and Youth Digital Solutions Fund

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 23, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 16, 2021
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The Children and Youth Digital Solutions Fund is a fund created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

The objective of the fund is to support services who work with children and young people through the use of technology.

The fund is interested in finding innovative collaborative projects using digital solutions to solve a problem, collect relevant data or scale resources for children and young people.

This fund is open to the Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) and Child and Family Support Networks as well as entities that have a not-for-profit legal form, e.g. a school, charity, social enterprise, voluntary organisation or Higher Education Institutions.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. This fund is open to the CYPSCs and Child and Family Support Networks as well as entities that have a not-for-profit legal form, e.g. a school, charity, social enterprise, voluntary organisation or Higher Education Institutions.
2. Collaborative projects must be led by a not for profit entity.
3. Projects must meet both Rethink Ireland’s criteria and the specific criteria for The Children and Youth Digital Solutions Fund.
4. The project must:
a) address a critical social or environmental issue;
b) be innovative in an Irish context;
c) be based in the Republic of Ireland;
d) have the potential and desire to scale or replicate in the Republic of Ireland;
e) provide evidence that it is up and running, or has been tested at least in a minimal way.

The Children and Youth Digital Solutions Fund will provide a package of awards and supports to innovative not-for-profit organisations that are working to support children through the use of technology.

What does the Fund offer?
• Cash grants up to €50,000;
• A business supports package;
• A place on an online Accelerator Programme, which will be conducted through webinars;
• Project performance management.

Complete the online application form by Monday 17th May 2021 at 2 pm. To complete your application form online, you will need to upload financial and governance information including a one-year budget for your project.

For more information please visit
https://rethinkireland.ie/current_fund/children-and-youth-digital-soluti...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 23
Apr 23

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 24
Apr 24

Thanks, Ana.