AnamCara, CDI and Kick Academy awarded further Innovation Funding


The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce funding awards of over €300,000 to organisations that received funding under the 2018 Innovation Fund. These funds will support existing projects by enabling them to finalise their innovative projects that support children, young people and their families. Among the Projects receiving funding are Anam Cara Parental and Sibling Bereavement Support, Childhood Development Initiative and South Dublin County Partnership’s Kick Academy. The local initiatives will be supported by combined funding of €48,800.


The Innovation Funding Measure was launched in 2018 to support prevention and early intervention innovations.  These innovations build on existing data and evidence to improve outcomes for children and young people (0 – 24 years) who experience disadvantage in Ireland. In awarding the funding Minister Zappone said: ” This funding will provide further support for the work of these innovative and ground-breaking  projects across Ireland.  I am delighted  that the funding will also benefit so many local projects making real positive changes to the lives of children and young people in our community.” This funding measure is supported through Dormant Accounts Funding.

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