Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund 2021 – Call for Applications

August 18, 2021

Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF)
Call for Applications 2021

Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) aims to provide funding to support educationally disadvantaged learners in accessing and participating in community education.
KWETB is now inviting applications for the fund from community education providers in the Kildare and Wicklow area.

MAEDF 2021 ETB Guidelines
External Application Form MaEDF 2021

MAEDF was launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, and is administered by SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority, and the 16 local Education and Training Boards.

This fund places a strong focus on
• Community Education as a mechanism to continue to support and engage with disadvantaged learners
• Reaching out, encouraging and supporting learners to re-engage with further education and training
• Enticing new learners to engage with further education and training opportunities
• Enabling the investment in building the digital infrastructure of providers, and their capability to ensure that online learning can be delivered in a way that meets the complex needs of learners.
Categories eligible for funding consideration are:
• Digital Technologies
• Learner Assistance Fund
• Outreach, Engagement and Mentoring Fund
• COVID-19 Recovery Exceptional Circumstances Fund for Community Education to address educationally disadvantaged learners

Grant Administration
Funds are allocated by SOLAS to KWETB, who is responsible for the administration and management of funding within its region.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 16th September 2021.
Applications should be sent by email to

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