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Funding available for CEIST Schools’ Social Justice Initiatives

Is your school involved in Peace & Justice or Development Education? Then help could be at hand!

In early May Worldwise Global Schools (http://worldwiseschools.ie/) is making a call out to all schools to apply for funding for any social justice, development education or peace and justice initiatives that they are planning to run for the academic year 2013 – 2014.

The funding is being provided by Irish Aid through the Worldwise Global Schools (WWGS) programme in order to support schools’ social justice agenda. CEIST schools who undertake such activities are encouraged to apply to WWGS for funds to help them deliver their programme of activities.

Click HERE for online application.

What can be funded?

You can apply to fund any aspect of your social justice and development education work such as:
Production of resources
Training days and workshops
Activities such as art projects, debates, awareness days…
Travel costs
Teacher training
Staff costs required to set up, manage and maintain a school network
Activities related to Young Scientist Projects or Young Social Innovators projects where there is a development education element

To name but a few!

The rules?

  1. Schools must be part of a network, which must comprise of a minimum of two schools. Networks can be geographically based, ethos-based, project-based…. The permutations are endless! CEIST, as a post primary schools network, could also be cited as “Your Network”!
  2. The activities or initiatives must have a global dimension. Initiatives that are only Ireland-based cannot be considered for funding.
  3. In order to be transparent and accountable, there are guidelines to be followed in terms of indicating how money is spent.

The application form is user-friendly and will be available soon. Log onto http://worldwiseschools.ie/ for more updates.

Not sure if you’re eligible for funding? Contact info@worldwiseschools.ie or ring the Worldwise Global Schools office number on 01 6852078.

This is a great opportunity for schools in light of the budget cuts and financial constraints in schools and interested teachers are encouraged to apply. Good luck!