Irish Aid Funding for Development Education

Is your school interested in getting involved - or already involved - in development education activities? Or are you an NGO or an education network working with schools on development education?

If so, there is an exciting opportunity for you to apply for funding to support your development education activities.

WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) offers grant funding to post primary schools and education networks and NGOs to support new - or existing - development education initiatives at post primary level.

WWGS will open a call for grant funding applications on Monday 2 March and it will remain open to applicants for two months up until the 26 April.

Grant Application Workshops will take place in:

  • Teacher Workshop, Dundalk Education Centre: 7pm, Monday 2 March 
  • Teacher Workshop, Waterford Teacher Centre: 6:30pm, Monday 9 March 
  •  Teacher Workshop, Laois Education Centre: 7pm, Tuesday 10 March
  • Teacher Workshop, Galway Education Centre: 7pm,Wednesday 11 March
  • Teacher Workshop, Dublin: 6.30pm, Thursday 12 March [WorldWise Global Schools Office, Kingsbridge House, 17-22 Parkgate Street].
  • Teacher Workshop, Cork Education Centre: 7:15pm Thursday 19 March
  • Teacher Workshop, Athlone Education Centre @ 6:30 Monday 23 March
  • Teacher Workshop, Limerick Education Centre @ 6:30pm 25 Wednesday March
  • NGO/Networks Workshop, Dublin: 2pm-4pm Thursday 12 March [WorldWise Global Schools Office, Kingsbridge House, 17-22 Parkgate Street].

Funding is for development education activities in the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year only (i.e. September 2015 – May 2016).

WWGS will fund activities that help students and teachers to better understand and ‘do’ development education, whether in the curriculum, or through extra curricular activities, and/or across the wider school environment. We will also provide some (limited) funding to support applicants in Global School Partnerships.

Deadline for applications: 26 April 2015

Schools that have never applied for WWGS funding can apply for a starter school grant of up to €600 by completing a very short and simple one-page application form. Schools previously in receipt of WWGS funding can apply for a grant of up to €3,000 (or up to €5,000 if your school has a Global School Partnership in place).

NGOs and education networks can apply for funding regardless of whether they have or have not been previous grantees.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the simple form below to register your expression of interest and download the information leaflet here or you can call WWGS at 01 6852078 or email:

Project Officers Aishling McGrath and Lizzy Noone are available to meet with you and help you through the planning and application process.