Úsáidtear cuacha ar an suíomh gréasáin seo. Is féidir go bhfuil roinnt cuacha i bhfeidhm cheana. Le haghaidh tuilleadh faisnéise, léigh ár Ráiteas Príobháideachais. Tríd an suíomh gréasáin seo a úsáid, glacann tú leis an tslí a úsáidimid cuacha.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, today opened a fund to support youth-led action and innovation on Climate Justice at community, regional and national level. The Youth Climate Justice Fund will total almost €500,000 in 2020, and is open to applications from all national youth service grant scheme organisations and from Gaisce – the President’s Award.
All eligible organisations have been provided with application forms and guidance notes relating to the Fund.
The Fund is now open to applications for initiatives being run in 2020. It is intended that this first year of the Fund will be a learning year which will conclude with a national Outcomes Conference where applicants and young people will come together to reflect on achievements and consider how the Fund should develop further.
The Fund is being established following the United Nations focus on youth engagement as part of the global response to climate change.
Opening the Fund, Minister Zappone said:
Applications to the Fund should propose projects which will achieve one, or more, of the following key goals or actions:
Climate change is deeply inequitable. Those who have contributed least to carbon emissions often suffer the most. This has given rise to the concept of climate justice which frames global warming as an ethical and political issue rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature.
It was defined by the Mary Robinson Foundation as follows:
Eligible Organisations and Application forms
In this pilot year, applications under the Fund are open to national youth organisations being funded under the Youth Services Grant Scheme, and to Gaisce – the President’s Award. All eligible organisations have been circulated with application forms and guidance.
Youth Service Grant Scheme – funding is made available on an annual basis to 30 national and major regional voluntary organisations. The continued funding of voluntary youth organisations through the Scheme is intended to ensure the emergence, promotion, growth and development of youth organisations with distinctive philosophies and programmes aimed at the social education of young people.
The Youth Climate Justice Fund is being opened to applications from national youth organisations to enable those organisations to consider and plan suitable projects in a manner which is in line with all public health guidance and which supports social distancing. In this way, organisations can use the present time to plan and submit applications so that projects can be funded and delivered later in the year as appropriate.
Please note that the video to support this Fund was filmed prior to social distancing advice being issued by public health authorities.