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€2 million funding for education disadvantage

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/11/2021. €2 million funding for education disadvantageTags: Education And Politics Teachers

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today welcomed the publication of the 2022 Dormant Accounts Action plan, including funding of €2 million to support learners impacted by educational disadvantage.

Money in the Dormant Accounts Fund can be used to fund measures that address economic, social, or educational disadvantage and to support people with a disability. The 2022 Action Plan allocates funding of €55.5 million to 42 measures to be delivered across 10 Government Departments.

The measures that will be delivered by the Department of Education with funding from the 2022 Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan are:

  •  €300,000 for the Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme to provide opportunities to 10-18 year olds to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills

  •   €180,000 for the Young Social Innovators Growing Youth Participation & Innovation in Irish Communities project to promote civic and social innovation amongst young people in Ireland

  •   €115,000 for the City of Dublin ETB Migrant Integration Project providing a range of targeted education interventions for newly arrived migrants aged 13 to 18 impacted by significant periods of disrupted education and for those with low levels of English

  •   €400,000 for the City Connects project with DCEDIY to continue the NEIC pilot project in 10 primary schools aimed at addressing the impact of poverty on educational attainment.

  •   €400,000 for the Traveller and Roma Education Fund to support projects at a local level to tackle education disadvantage relating to Traveller and Roma communities.

  •   €100, 000 to support Traveller education transitions between various stages to support greater attendance levels, participation and retention in education

  •   €500,000 to support the transition of post primary level students with special education needs to employment, training or further study.



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