European Year of Youth Micro Grant Scheme: closing date 15th October 2022

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To celebrate European Year of Youth 2022, Léargas’ European Year of Youth Micro Grant Scheme aims to fund activities and events that:

  • shine a light on the great work that is already happening around the country during European Year of Youth
  • support you to take this opportunity to try out something completely new in partnership with the young people in your organisation or community


What type of activities or events could be funded?
Any activity taking place within the Republic of Ireland before 31 December 2022 that support young people’s engagement with any of the priorities listed above. This could be a conference, consultation, workshop, a music event, an art exhibition, a photo competition, a mini festival, thematic meetings, a combination of events and online campaigns, information session, and so on.

These are just some examples – they want to hear your ideas and they want to support you to make your creative ideas a reality!


Who can apply?
A youth organization, school, club or other organised group or entity will need to be the named applicant for a grant. They welcome ideas from informal groups of young people or individuals working with young people; however, the financial responsibility and reporting obligation must remain within an organised, non-profit group or entity. If you are an informal group with no capacity to link in with an organisation to act on your behalf, get in touch with them at eyy2022@leargas.ie.

The EYY Micro Grants considers those aged 10 to 30 years old as young people.  As defined in the National Youth Strategy, a young person is identified as anyone over the age of 10.  In line with the EU Strategy for Youth, those up to 30 years old are included as young people.


How much funding is available? 
The grant you receive depends on the scale of your idea. You will indicate in your application the estimated cost of your project. There are three bands:

  • Small: €500-€1,500
  • Medium: €1,501-€3,000
  • Large: €3,001-€5,000


You will need to give more detail about your activities if you apply for a larger band of funding.  You will receive 80% of the grant upfront.  You will receive the final 20% when you:

  • complete your project
  • submit a satisfactory final report and documentary evidence


When and where do you apply?
There are six deadlines across the year. You do not need to wait for a specific deadline, we want to give as much opportunity as possible to apply.

  • 15 April 2022
  • 15 May 2022
  • 15 June 2022
  • 15 August 2022
  • 15 September 2022
  • 15 October 2022


Complete the online form at the bottom of this webpage here. Please send any queries to eyy2022@leargas.ie.
For more information visit the website here with all the instructions and the application form.

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