(Photo of Minister Joe O’Brien TD at the launch in TU Dublin with Emer O’Neill, RTE’s Home School Hub Múinteoir, playing table tennis, and Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Rethink Ireland.)
The Engage and Educate Fund is a €1.2 million three year fund created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes and Curran LLP and the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund.
The objective is to back innovative projects that empower young people and adults through education, enabling people from marginalised communities to access game-changing education programmes.
The Engage & Educate Fund aims to work with organisations that empower young people and adults through education and break the negative cycle of poverty through education. The COVID-19 pandemic has widened the gap in educational opportunities between different socio-economic classes and is deepening the negative impact on young people and adults who have left the education system early or are at risk of doing so.
You can apply to The Engage and Educate Fund via the online application form from Wednesday 21st April 2021 to Wednesday June 2nd at 5pm. Find out more here: https://rethinkireland.ie/current_fund/engage-and-educate-fund-2021-2024/
Webinar: May 6th at 11 am to hear Daragh Wallace, Engage & Educate Fund Manager discuss the Engage & Educate Fund and share tips on how to write a great application. Register here: https://bit.ly/2QNmVmu