AONTAS Welcomes Opportunity for Community Education Groups and Learners to Access Second Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund
AONTAS has advocated for specific funding support for community education through engagement with the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, and Minister Simon Harris TD. AONTAS welcomed the first iteration of the Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) in 2020, and is delighted a second round of this vital funding is being rolled out nationwide.
Below, we direct AONTAS members to helpful links and updates on how they may access the MAED Fund.
About the MAEDF
The Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund is now open for applications. The fund was launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD and is administered by SOLAS. Funding applications should be submitted to your local Education and Training Board. Click here for information on how to contact your local ETB. The deadlines to submit MAEDF funding applications vary between Education and Training Boards. AONTAS has made a note of some deadlines below.*
Categories eligible for funding are:
Learner Assistance Fund
Outreach, Engagement and Mentoring Fund
COVID-19 Recovery Exceptional Circumstances Fund
AONTAS’ MAEDF Workshop Webinar
To view the recording from the webinar please click here.
*Education and Training Boards – Deadlines to apply to the MAEDF
Please refer back to this page for regular updates. AONTAS will add dates as they become available.