Area Based Funding

Is for EA registered local youth work organisations who directly deliver in communities across Northern Ireland including;

  • Centre-Based Youth Work
  • Area Based Youth Work
  • Outreach or Detached Youth Work

Available For up to 3 years

Funding size Up to £130,000 per annum

Application deadline Stage 1: 3rd September 2020 @ 4pm

Application deadline Stage 2: 30th October 2020 @ 4pm

* Subject to Department of Education review

Area Based Funding Guidance & Information

EA registered local youth work organisations who deliver essential local youth work.

Eligibility Includes;

      • Proven track record of quality local youth work delivery with the specified area

What Can Be Funded?

This funding will be for the essential direct delivery of local youth work for example;

      • Centre-Based Youth Work
      • Area Based Youth Work
      • Outreach or Detached Youth Work

When Will This Funding Be Available?

Specifications will be publicly advertised on the EA website. There will be availability of up to 3 years funding and up to an annual maximum of £130,000. This is subject to ongoing review in collaboration with the Department of Education.

What Can I Use This Funding For?

You can use this funding for core costs associated with the following;

      • Staffing Salaries
      • Programme Development
      • Overheads

How Do I Apply For This Funding?

You can apply for Area Based Funding here.

How Will I Account For The Funding?

You will be required to complete:

  • An Income and Expenditure form by 30th April 2021
  • EA Financial Verification
  • EA Target Monitor on agreed outcomes – Engagement Framework, Outreach/Detached Framework and Youth Work Outcome Framework
  • EA Moderation

Further information is available on the EA website

Application Form Questions

Please Click Here to download the Assessment Criteria for responses for application form questions

Specification Assessment

Please see specification document. Contained within each section of the specification is an assessment criteria.

Please Click here to download a copy of the Guidance notes for Regional Strategic Funding Specification submissions.

Applicants will be required in Stage Two of the application process to provide a Delivery Plan outlining how they will deliver the specification outputs. Below we have provided a copy of this template. This template will be automatically emailed to organisations successful at stage one when you are invited to the stage two process.

Delivery Plan Template for Specification Submission

Area Based Specifications