Inclusion Scheme 2019-20

The Inclusion Scheme enables EA Youth Service and registered groups access to funds to engage young people who would not regularly participate in Youth Programmes. 

The Inclusion Funding Scheme for 2019-20 is now closed.

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The scheme is specially designed “to target communities of interest and those who may be at greater risk of social exclusion, marginalisation or isolation, because they experience a combination of barriers to learning.”

The Inclusion Scheme enables EA Youth Service to engage young people who would not regularly participate in Youth Programmes.  Primary focus is given to projects with the following target groups/communities of interest:

  • Young people with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Young people who are newcomers or have English as an additional language
  • Young people in care
  • Young carers and young parents
  • Young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
  • Young people from the Traveller Community

Applications are only invited from EA Registered youth organisations.

Please note that the Inclusion Funding Scheme 2019-20 is now closed.

Information Workshops

Workshops to support applicants by providing further information and assistance to complete the application, will be available as follows:




Wednesday 8th May 2019

17:30 – 18:30

Derry Youth Office, 40 Dungiven Road, Derry

Tuesday 14th May 2019

18:30 – 19:30

Lakeland Youth Centre, Wellington Road, Enniskillen

Wednesday 15th May 2019

19:00 – 20:00

Ards Arena Youth Resource Centre, 60 South St Newtownards

Thursday 16th May 2019

19:00 – 20:00

Hammer Youth Resource Centre, Agnes Street, Belfast

Monday 20th May 2019

19:00 – 20:00

Broughshane Youth Centre. Knockan Road, Broughshane

Tuesday 21st May 2019

18:15 – 19:15

Dungannon Teacher Centre, Thomas Street, Dungannon

As the funding form is different from last year, we would recommend attendance at the workshop if you are interested in applying for funds.

Participants should book in using Eventbrite – using the link below:

How to Apply

Further information can be found in the Guidance Document and Application Form which can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Support Materials

The Inclusion Rules OK (updated in 2016) is a resource pack that may be a useful support to groups whose project is in this area. This is available below.

Inclusion Rulespdf1.45 MB

Last updated: 22/10/2019