The City of Dublin ETB REACH Fund 2023 is now open

The City of Dublin ETB Reach Fund 2023 is now open.

City of Dublin ETB Adult Education Service, in conjunction with SOLAS, invites local community and youth education providers/groups to apply for funding

Please contact [email protected] for an application form and documentation

Closing date 26th May 2023 @5pm

Reach 2023 Online Information Sessions will be run on the 26th of April please contact us [email protected] for login details. 

We strongly advise that you attend a REACH 2023 information session.

For general queries on the Reach Fund contact [email protected]

If you decide to make an application and need in depth assistance with the application process, you can contact the following

(CEF – Community Education Facilitators).

What is the aim of the Reach Fund

The aim of the Reach Fund is to provide funding to support educationally disadvantaged learners in accessing and participating in community education.

The fund aims:

  • to increase the participation of disadvantaged learners, particularly those who are undertaking literacy and skills programs.
  • to build the digital infrastructure of community education providers, including providing devices and software, and increasing their capacity to deliver learning.
  • to address specific actions in the Adult Literacy for Life (ALL) Strategy to target funding on access to technology and devices, expand community access to wi-fi and broadband resources and to directly address unmet literacy needs.

Funding Categories
1. Learner assistance fund – initiatives that will support learners to engage/participate in educational programmes
2. Innovative green projects.
3. Projects focused on increasing participation in learning with target cohorts (For a full list of target groups, please see Point 5, Page 1 of the Application Form.)
4. Events/awareness campaigns that contribute to equality policy and legislation.
5. In line with the Adult Literacy for Life Strategy specific actions that;
• directly address those experiencing unmet literacy needs
• target funding on access to technology and devices
• expand community access to Wi-Fi and broadband resources
6. Community groups in pre-development phase to support the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups.
7. Support for refugee groups to support education and training delivery and promote/ support cultural and social inclusion, including research and/or needs analysis.

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