LGBTI+ Capacity Building Initiative provides grants to support LGBTI+ young people across the country .
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, today announced Phase Two of the LGBTI+ Capacity Building Initiative. Funding is being provided through this phase to support LGBTI+ young people throughout the country.
Over €440,000 allocated across Phases One and Two
The funding will provide for organisations working with young people to undertake training, mentoring, coaching and development of policies to work with LGBTI+ young people. It aims to support the development of better, more supportive services nationwide for LGBTI+ young people, through sharing of knowledge and expertise.
The Initiative is part of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy, which is the first of its kind in the world. A key action from the Strategy is to “create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTI+ young people”.
Speaking today, Minister Zappone said that “Through this funding, we are continuing to work towards the improvement of safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for LGBTI+ young people in all walks of life. We are committed to ensuring that LGBTI+ young people are widely supported and have the confidence to be themselves and actively participate in all aspects of society without fear of harassment and discrimination”.