What is the Adult Literacy for Life Collaboration & Innovation Fund?
The ALL Collaboration and Innovation Fund is a €1 million funding call to support collaborative and innovative activities that address unmet literacy, numeracy, or digital literacy needs, develops literacy awareness, and work towards creating a more literacy-friendly society for everyone.
Aim of the Fund:
The ALL Collaboration and Innovation Fund aims to bring regional and community partners all over Ireland together in working towards creating a more literacy-aware society, and achieving the targets set out in the Adult Literacy for Life 10-Year Strategy:
- Increasing the number of learners engaging with literacy and language support by 20,000 over the first half of the strategy’s lifetime;
- Reduce the number of adults in Ireland with unmet literacy needs, from 18% to 7%;
- Reduce the number of adults in Ireland with unmet numeracy needs from 25% to 12%;
- Reduce the share of adults in Ireland without basic digital skills from 47% to 20%.
The aim of the fund is to encourage fresh and sustainable partnerships between diverse members of our literacy support landscape. That landscape includes those working in education, health, community development, local government, literacy advocacy, and NGOs, to name but a few.
The Adult Literacy for Life Strategy calls for a whole of society approach to ensure that everyone has the necessary literacy, numeracy and digital literacy to fully participate in society and realise their potential.
Who Can Apply?
We are inviting applications to the ALL Collaboration and Innovation Fund from public, non-profit, community and voluntary organisations across Ireland. A minimum of two organisations working in partnership is required to apply for the fund, with one organisation taking the lead.
Partnerships may include anyone working across Ireland’s diverse and wide-ranging support landscape, including those working in education, health, community development, literacy advocacy, NGOs, local government, civil society organisations and literacy-friendly services.
The maximum grant available is €50,000. There is no minimum amount that may be applied for. Successful projects will showcase collaboration, partnership, and meaningful literacy-awareness and learner-focused outcomes.
Closing date for application to the fund is 5pm on Friday, 14th April.