Apply Now for a Parents Plus Scholarship

To mark the 15th Anniversary of the Parents Plus Charity, Parents Plus are delighted to announce a number of special scholarships that will be awarded at the Innovations in Working with Families Conference on 3 December in Croke Park. The scholarships are available to professionals who wish train and become accredited in one the Parents Plus or Working Things Out Programmes. 

The scholarship will cover the cost of:

  • Facilitator training on programme of your choice.
  • Full programme materials
  • Parent booklets to run the first two groups
  • Full post-training supervision package over the following 18 months aiming towards the successful applicant gaining Parents Plus Accreditation.
  • The package is worth up to €1,100 per facilitator.


To apply for the scholarship, participants must be:

  • A qualified mental health, education or community professional.
  • Able to attend one of the scheduled Parents Plus trainings in spring. Please view the Training Schedule here:
  • Have the support of their manager to deliver the Parents Plus programmes in their agency.
  • Have an identified co-facilitator and who can run the groups with them. This co-facilitator can either be previously trained or they can put in their own scholarship application and Parents Plus will consider the two applications jointly.
  • Be able to commit to deliver 2-3 groups in an 18 month period post training.
  • Willing to participate in the Parents Plus Supervision process and work towards accreditation. Please see further information about accreditation here:
  • Willing to participate in a monitored rollout by collecting feedback forms from the parents and young people who attend your group at pre-group, post-group and three month follow-up and returning anonymised copies of these to Parents Plus.

    Deadline for applications: 18 Nov 2015

Next Steps

Download and complete Scholarship Information and Application Form (2015)

Application forms should be emailed to Una O’Maonaigh ( by Wednesday, 18 November at 5pm.

The applications will be reviewed by a panel of Parents Plus senior trainers chaired by Dr John Sharry.

The scholarship recipients will be announced at the Innovations in Working with Families Conference on Thursday, 3 December 2015.

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