Other Information

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(1) Global Citizen Award - Registration Open

The GCA recognises and encourages international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. Apply today! The GCA is about: Promoting The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Global Justice; Highlighting the interdependence of the Global North and the Global South; Critically reflecting on global social justice issues; Global Solidarity; Change-Making; Advocacy and awareness raising. Who is it for?: All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. Your 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing your award to be reflective, without restriction, on when you went volunteering. What will I get from it?: Champion global justice issues that your are passionate about; Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development; Social media, advocacy and reflective post writing skills; Network and make connections with like-minded people; Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network. The Global Citizen Award is funded by Irish Aid and EIL Intercultural Learning and supported by 23 partner volunteer sending organisations. If you are a change-maker and passionate about awareness-raising actions, register to participate.

(2) WWGS Grant Call - Now Open


Applications for funding are invited from eligible organisations for Global Citizenship Education initiatives in post-primary schools in the coming academic year under the WWGS Annual Grant Call 2019. Grant Application Period: 8 April 2019 (Opens) to 10 May 2019 (Closes). Grant Funding Period: 1 August 2019 to 31 May 2020. To read the grant guidelines and register for an application, see here.

 (3) Development Education Strategic Partnership Programme in the Adult and Community Education Sector - Call for Proposals

Irish Aid seeks to fund a partner organisation with the capacity to develop a strategic and cohesive programme for the delivery of development education in the adult and community education sector. The proposed programme should contribute to the Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017-2023 policy objective of increasing the accessibility, quality and effectiveness of development education in Ireland. Organisations who wish to apply for this funding must request the relevant Call for Proposals document and Application Form by e-mailing developmenteducation@dfa.ie. Completed applications forms must be submitted to developmenteducation@dfa.ie. Organisations who fail to meet the deadline cannot be considered. This Strategic Partnership Programme is open to Irish-based organisations only. Find out moreClosing date: 24 April, 5pm.

(4) Communities Integration Fund 2019 - Now Open 

Applications for integration projects are now invited under the Communities Integration Fund 2019. A total of €526,000 is available from the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in 2019 to support organisations community integration projects. Applications are now sought from organisations such as local community groups, sports clubs, faith-based groups, arts groups formal and informal schools, theatrical and cultural organisations wishing to carry out activities to promote the integration of migrant and host communities, foster mutual cultural respect and encourage migrant participation in civil and cultural life. This year's fund includes a sum of €26,000 for integration-through-art projects. This has been made available by the Office of Public Works, under the “Percent for Art” scheme. The primary target audience for proposals are migrants (EEA and non-EEA) legally resident in the State, and their children. As this Fund is intended to support the integration of migrant and host communities, all applications must demonstrate how they will involve both migrant and host communities in the activities proposed. The maximum grant amount that can be applied for is €5,000 and the minimum grant is €1,000. An organisation  may submit more that one application, however, a separate application must be submitted for each project/initiative. The Guidance Note for Applicants provides important information in relation to the parameters of the scheme and how to complete and submit your application.The guidance note can be viewed here. Applications must be submitted electronically using the "Communities Integration Fund 2019 Application" on the EU Survey online tool provided so as to arrive before 2 May, 9pm. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. If you have questions regarding the Fund that are not answered by the Guidance Note for Applicants, please email them to: integrationfunds@justice.ieApplication Form Communities Integration Fund 2019Guidance Note For Applicants For Community Integration Fund 2019.

(5) Policy and Practice Issue 29 - Call for Contributors

Centre for Global Education is inviting contributions to Issue 29 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review on the theme: 'Gender and Development Education'. Against the backdrop of a particularly invigorating year in 2018 with the #MeToo movement globally, the Centenary of the Suffragette and Repeal the 8th movement in Ireland, we are interested in exploring the links between gender and development education.  Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com by 3 May. The submission date for commissioned articles is 5 July. The full call for contributors is available here

(6) The National Pay and Benefits Survey 2019 - Now Open 

Community, voluntary and charitable organisations are invited to take part in this important survey that aims to develop a comprehensive overview of pay and benefits in the non-profit sector. The closing date for completion of the survey is 3 May 2019. Survey respondents will be automatically included in a draw to receive €300 for staff activities/ celebrations in your organisation. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Robert O’ Donoghue of Quality Matters on robert@qualitymatters.ie  / 01 8720030. Click here to complete the survey; on-line and word document options available. Closing date: 3 May.

(7) UN Youth Delegate Programme 2019/2020 - Applications Open

The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019 - 2020, which will support two young people aged between 18-25 years to join Ireland's delegation to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Find out more. Closing date: 19 May, 5pm.