Education Authority New Funding for Local Youth Groups
We encourage all BB Companies and Battalions to apply for funding from the Education Authority. New funding arrangements were launched for 2020 and this requires all applying for funding to register first with the EA and then progress to complete the application. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic deadlines have been amended. Full details on the funding can be found on the Education Authority website
Local Non Targeted/Generic Youth Provision Funding.
This is the funding stream that BB Companies and Battalions should apply for. This is for EA registered local youth organisations whose provision is delivered by volunteers for example, such as Boys' Brigade Companies and Battalions.
Availability - Annually
Funding size - The level of funding available would be based on:
1. The hours of programme delivered
2. Average attendance of young people.
3. Application deadline is 30th October 2020 at 4pm
Note As part of the application you will be asked if you have a GFD (Government Funding Database) Passport no. it is most likely that you will not have this so tick no. This will then require you to upload a copy of our constitution at the end of the application.
Registering and Applying at a Glance
The Engagement Framework as outlined in the Department of Education as Priorities for Youth policy, is a proportionate way to demonstrate outcomes of youth work. All EA funded youth groups are required to complete the Engagement Framework and submit the results annually to the EA. The Engagement Framework describes four categories of engagement in youth work, from Contact to Maximising Potential . Looking back over the previous year, Leaders are asked to assign each young person they work with to the most appropriate category, based on his/her engagement in their youth group/unit/project. It is important to note that there is no right or wrong response, only your considered judgement based on your knowledge and first-hand experience of the young people you work with.
Engagement Framework Resources
The Education & Training Inspectorate inspected Boys'Brigade Northern Ireland District in November 2014.
The inspection focused on:
1 The young people's achievements and standards;
2. The quality of the provision; and
3. The quality of the leadership and management, including the processes for self-evaluation leading to improvement.
The overall findings of the inspection were:
1. Overall effectiveness - Very good
2. Achievements and standards - Outstanding
3. Provision - Very good
4. Leadership and management - Very good
Report Conclusion: "In the areas inspected, the quality of the overall provision for the young people is very good. The Boys' Brigade (Northern Ireland District) is meeting very effectively the educational and pastoral needs of the young people; and has demonstrated its capacity for sustained self-improvement."
The full report can be found Here.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the inspection process and especially to all the Companies who hosted the inspectors during the 2 weeks.