Funding proposals totalling €167,000 were approved by the NEIC Programme Implementation Board at its meeting held on 29th April 2022 bringing the total approved to €5.35M of the €7.5M 2022 NEIC funding allocation. The full list of 2022 funded projects approved to date are listed under the relevant Sub-Group heading on the attached table Appendix 1. The table will be updated on an ongoing basis as further funding proposals are approved. The projects approved at the March Board Meeting are as follows:
Sub-Group 2 – Maximising Educational, Training & Employment Opportunities:
NEIC After-School Study Programme €125,330 (€20,888.36 per school)
The continuation of an After-School Study Programme in all 6 NEIC Post Primary schools will boost academic performance and provide a safe, structured and supportive environment for students to complete class-based assignments, engage in research for project work and prepare for exams.
This project will deliver 4 and a ½ hours of supervised study over 3 days per week, accommodating up to 60 students per session split between junior and senior cycles. A snack and drink will also be provided for each student. The schools involved are: Rosmini, Mount Carmel Secondary School, St. Joseph’s, Marino College, Larkin Community College, and O’Connell’s CBS.
This initiative delivers many benefits to children, including:
- Boosting academic performance.
- Providing a safe, structured and supportive environment for students to complete class-based assignments.
It should be noted that feedback received from the previous version of this programme has been overwhelmingly positive, and engagement and attendance in the programme is greatly increased in schools were it was previously a charged service.
Fighting Words – 2022 – €30,000
The Fighting Words Programme delivers a free creative writing programme and workshops for people of all ages in the NEIC.
In 2022 Fighting Words projects aims to, working with up to 3,000 participants from within the North Inner City. Work collaboratively with City Connects and the Early Learning Initiative who have are already established agencies working within the NEIC. The awarding of this funding from PIB will allow this project to continue delivering workshops to schools, youth & community groups within the NEIC.
St Laurence O’Toole’s – Uniforms for students (Emerging Needs) €2,166.00
A request of funding for school uniforms for Ukrainian children who have recently been placed in accommodation in the NEIC has been allocated by PIB from Emerging Needs Budget.
Roma Employment and Training Project €9,505.00
A request for funding the hire a part-time Project Assistant for the Roma Employment & Training Project which currently has a high volume of people accessing the service in Dublin City Co-op. The additional funding will support and expedite administrative services for members of the Roma Community for example PPS number registration & signposting to other such services.
An additional Project Assistant will enable the Project Coordinator to develop compile data to assist in the development of policies reflecting the needs of the Roma population For further information or clarification on any NEIC funded project, please contact the NEIC Programme office.
NEIC Programme Office
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