Deadline: 8 November 2016
The Department of Justice and Equality has launched a call for proposals for projects suitable for funding under the Gender Equality Activity of the European Social Fund (ESF) Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.
Applications for funding are invited from organisations with the capacity and experience to deliver projects aimed at women returning to the workforce and/or aimed at increasing women’s rates of entrepreneurship, in accordance with the objectives of this Call. The Gender Equality Activity consists of two separate Strands:
- Women returning to the Workforce;
- Women’s Entrepreneurship.
- To help prevent/combat unemployment;
- To make Europe’s workforce and companies better equipped to face new challenges
- To prevent people losing touch with the labour market through investment in education, skills and employment support.
- The Department of Justice and Equality may commit up to €5.5 million in this Call – €4.5 million to Women Returning to the Workforce Projects and €1 million to Women’s Entrepreneurship Projects.
- €200,000 is the minimum grant that can be applied for.
- The Department reserves the right to make a grant funding offer that may differ from the grant funding requested.
- Subject to the availability of funds, ESF funding will be in the form of a grant to be issued in various installments over the duration of the project.
- Projects under this Call should be for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years and end no later than 30 June 20202
- The Gender Equality Division reserves the right to vary the maximum duration in exceptional circumstances.
- Applications are invited from organisations with the capacity and experience to deliver projects aimed at women returning to the workforce and/or aimed at increasing women’s rates of entrepreneurship, in accordance with the objectives of this Call.
- Public, Private and Voluntary Bodies are eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be legally constituted at the point of signing a Grant Agreement and must be able to enter into a legally binding Grant Agreement.
- If more than one organisation is applying for the funds, one organisation must be selected to be the Lead Applicant. If successful, it is this Lead Applicant who will sign the Grant Agreement and will carry the liability for ensuring its terms are met by them and all delivery partners.
- It is acceptable for an organisation to make more than one application under this Call. However, in these circumstances, the projects proposed must be clearly separate and distinct.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can download the application form via given website.
For more information, please visit Gender Equality Activity.