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The Youth Participation Panel (YPP) is the first youth grant making programme to be established by The Community Foundation for Ireland and was officially launched on August 10th 2015. The YPP is made up of four young people, aged 16- 30 who are passionate about creating a better Ireland for our young people.
Four grants are available of up to a maximum of €2,500 to: Organisations that will host a Youth Led project that provides Youth Personal Development and Soft- Skills* training/events to young people aged 16- 30, to take place in predominantly rural communities. *For our purposes Soft-skills are defined as youth empowerment, advocacy for and by young people, youth networking and peer learning and leadership skills. Grants will be provided for the following purposes:
  • Workshops/ seminars/ events that provide 16- 30 year olds with soft skills training in the following areas: empowerment, advocacy for and by young people, youth networking and peer learning and leadership skills.
  • Workshops/ seminars/ events where local youth role models will speak to 16- 30 year olds on the topics above.
  • This project should be ‘Youth- led’ where young people (16- 30 years old) are actively involved in the running of the project.
  • Preference will be given to organisations that will run the workshops/ seminars/ events in a rural location in the Republic of Ireland.
How to apply Before you apply for the YPP grants 2015 please read the Grant Criteria which can be found here and ensure that your project matches the outlined criteria. Once you have confirmed that your project matches the criteria you can apply for the YPP Grants here. Closing date for the YPP grants is 4.00pm 16th September 2015. Your application will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement please contact us If you have any queries please contact us on info@foundation.ie or contact the grants team on 01 8747354