Youth Employability Initiative

Youth Employability Initiative

Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB) is inviting applications from community, voluntary and not for profit organisations that can demonstrate a track record of working with the target group, to deliver a programme in 2019 for young people aged 16-24 (focus on 16-18) years who are not currently in employment, education or training.

LWETB can identify particular cohorts of this target group in the following 3 areas and it is a condition of funding that successful applicants engage with LWETB in the targeting of programme participants:

1. County Longford
2. Athlone area, Co Westmeath
3. Mullingar area, Co Westmeath

The specific aim of this Initiative is to help these young people to attain a level of confidence and agency to engage in available programmes or services, with a view to developing their personal and social competencies and ultimately preparing them for onward progression in their employment lives.

The Initiative is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs through Dormant Accounts Funds. The maximum grant payable to any one project is €50,000.

The application form can be accessed here.

Guidance notes are available here.

All queries should be sent by email to Maria Fox, Youth Officer LWETB at no later than Monday 26th November 2018

Completed applications to be returned marked Youth Employability Initiative 2019 to:

Dr Christy Duffy
Chief Executive
Marlinstown Business Park
Co Westmeath
N91 RW96


Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday 3rd December 2018.


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