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Adult Education Programme Funders

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

SICAP is the new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme delivered by the Dept. of Housing, Planning & Local Government.  It aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

Dublin City Council

Dublin's North East Inner City is a vibrant and hard-working community. The NEIC Programme office in one structure that has been set up to support the process recommended in the Mulvey Report. We are working collaboratively with the community, businesses and statutory agencies to create opportunity and bring about change by implementing the actions of the Mulvey Report to help make the area a safe, attractive and vibrant living and working environment for the community and its families with opportunities for all to lead full lives.

CDETB (City of Dublin Education Training Board)

CDETB (City of Dublin Education Training Board) is the regional education and training authority that operates and administers a large proportion of secondary education, most further and adult education, and a growing number of primary education schools in Dublin.


CDETB source and fund tutors for most of the classes run by LYCS Adult Programme.

Irish Aid

Irish Aid, a division of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, works with the aim of reducing poverty, hunger and humanitarian need. Irish Aid funds the LYCS Development Education programme to provide opportunities to understand the global justice challenges we face and what we in Ireland can do to create a fairer and more sustainable world. LYCS is funded to develop and deliver accredited courses and workshops for local people, and for community workers and educators who wish to increase their capacity to bring development education issues and methodologies into their work.

Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council’s Community and Social Development section works to build inclusive and sustainable communities throughout the city. One way they provide support to community groups with their activities and projects is through the community grants scheme which is run on an annual basis.

Croke Park Community Fund

One of the ways in which Croke Park supports the local community is the Croke Park Community Fund. Established in 2009, it’s an annual fund of €100,000 which is used to support local projects in the immediate area around the stadium. LYCS received funding in 21017 to run a Cake Decorating course.

Forsa Trade Union

Forsa Trade Union operates a small grants fund to support local initiatives in the two areas of education and intercultural development. This is part of the union’s ongoing contribution to the inner city community in which it’s based.


The HSE has been allocated National Lottery Funding for distribution to community based groups and voluntary organisations under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. In 2018 LYCS applied for and received funding to deliver community wellness programmes. LYCS have been using this fund to run Tai Chi & Relaxation classes twice a week.

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