Léargas: Be the Spark 2023

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Be the Spark 2023

Our 'Be the Spark' Training is for young people (aged 18-30) who want to take action on issues in their local or wider community.

Groups can develop funding applications under the February 2023 deadline for either a:

The training will support groups in developing ideas and formulating a funding proposal. This is a three-part training ( two sessions are online and one is in-person), and you should attend all sessions.

Session One (ONLINE): Monday, 23 January, 7.00 – 9.00pm (via Zoom)

This session covers the following:

  • Principles of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Campaign programme and the objectives of the Solidarity Grant and Youth Participation Grants
  • What's possible? What budgets are available? What next?
  • Eligibility criteria, your EU login and OID
  • Case studies of past projects

Session Two (IN PERSON): Saturday, 28 January, 11 am - 4pm (Dublin-based venue TBC)

  • Developing project ideas and linking ideas to the objectives of the grant
  • Tips on writing a quality grant application
  • Budgeting
  • Developing a Youth Led Approach
  • Understanding the European dimension of Local Project Implementation

Session Three (ONLINE): Monday 13 February, 7 - 9pm (via Zoom)

  • Peer Support Session
  • Ask Léargas – where are you still stuck?
  • Preparation for submission

Target Audience: This training is designed for Young People (aged 18-30) who want to act on an issue that matters to them. The training will support these young people when submitting a funding application for either a European Solidarity Corps Solidarity Grant or an Erasmus+ Youth Participation project.

Youth workers/ volunteers/ mentors supporting young people to develop a project proposal are also very welcome to attend along with the young people they are supporting.

For queries, please get in touch with Nora at nfurlong@leargas.ie

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th Jan, 2023
Online & Dublin 2
Expiry Date
28th Jan, 2023