The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce funding awards of over €300,000 to organisations that received funding under the 2018 Innovation Fund. These funds will support existing projects by enabling them to finalise their innovative projects that support children, young people and their families.
The Innovation Funding Measure was launched in 2018 to support prevention and early intervention innovations. These innovations build on existing data and evidence to improve outcomes for children and young people (0 – 24 years) who experience disadvantage in Ireland.
In awarding the funding Minister Zappone said:
This funding measure is supported through Dormant Accounts Funding and was awarded to the following organisations: See here.
What Works is an initiative designed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to ensure those working with children, young people and their families build on the existing body of evidence demonstrating the impact of prevention and early intervention approaches, models and practices on outcomes for children.
What Works focuses on enhancing a number of key areas as they relate to the children’s and youth sectors:
The initiative seeks to secure a return on the investment and impact in the area of prevention and early intervention in Ireland over the past decade. It will do this through resourcing the above areas so that those working with and for children, young people and their families are supported in doing the right things, in the right way and at the right time.
Further information on the What Works initiative can be accessed by visiting whatworks.gov.ie.