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Anam Cara, Childhood Development Initiative and Kick Academy awarded further Innovation Funding

By October 3, 2019 No Comments

At the official launch of Tallaght’s new Kick Academy, Joy O’Shaughnessy (Child and Family Programme Coordinator, South Dublin County Partnership), Mariam Asiyanbi, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD, Jason Carroll and Karl Flynn (Kick Coach). (Photo by Tommy Clancy

Minister Zappone welcomes significant awards to local organisations to finalise innovative projects supporting children, young people and their families in our community

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 and was awarded to the following organisations in our community:

Organisation       Project 2019 Allocation       County
Anam Cara Parental and Sibling Bereavement Support CLG   New Training & Development Model €7,486     Dublin
Childhood Development Initiative     Pre Release and Resettlement €20,086     Dublin
Childhood Development Initiative (on behalf of Dublin CYPSC)   Voices in Homelessness €11,260     Dublin
South Dublin County Partnership (Kick Academy)   KICK (Kickboxing to Inspire & Challenge Kids) €9,989.52     Dublin