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Launch of Inclusion Scheme 2018-19

Launch of Inclusion Scheme 2018-19

In anticipation of funding from the Department of Education aimed at promoting inclusive youth work projects, the EA Youth Service is inviting applications to a new Inclusion Scheme 2018-19. The scheme is specially designed “to target communities of interest and those who may be at greater risk of social exclusion, marginalisation or isolation, because they experience a combination of barriers to learning.”

The Inclusion Scheme enables EA Youth Service to engage young people who would not regularly participate in Youth Programmes.  Primary focus is given to projects with the following target groups/communities of interest:

  • Young people with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Young people who are newcomers or have English as an additional language
  • Young people in care
  • Young carers and young parents
  • Young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
  • Young people from the Traveller Community

Applications are only invited from EA Registered youth organisations

How to apply

Further information can be found in the Framework Document and Application Form which can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Application Form

Framework Document

Please note that the Inclusion Scheme Application Forms have been created for use with Adobe Acrobat software only.  If you do not have the software this may be downloaded using the following link –

Hard copies can be requested by telephone on 028 9056 6944 or 028 9056 6940

Information Workshops

A number of Information Workshops have been arranged to provide advice and guidance to organisations who are considering applying for funding under the Inclusion Scheme 2018/19.  Details of the workshops are:

Finaghy Youth Centre 59/73 Finaghy Road...Wednesday, 2 May 20187pm – 9pm
Pilot’s Row Youth and Community Centre... Thursday 3 May 2018 7pm – 9 pm


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