Awarded Fund

The TikTok Digital Future Fund

Young people supported with high quality education and skills training opportunities have an increased chance of having a prosperous life. To build a strong future generation, the awardees of the Digital Future Fund will support young people to access programmes that build digital and/or creative skills and equip them for further education and/or a job.

The TikTok Digital Future Fund is a €750,000 three-year fund created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with TikTok to enhance the lives of young adults in Ireland. The objective of the Fund is to support non-profit organisations that build digital and/ or creative skills to enhance the lives of marginalised young people aged 15-24 who are experiencing unemployment, underemployment, or wish to upskill.

Awardees

Midlands Science

Through immersive bootcamps, the Midlands Science project “My life Online” will provide individuals facing socio-economic disadvantages and those from minority ethnic communities with a number of science and digital skills workshops to build a community that values science communication. The bootcamp will involve a number of workshops on STEM Options, Filming & Storyboarding, Social Media Use, Storytelling Online and Finding Your Voice Online.

Irish Museum of Modern Art in partnership with Inchicore College of Further Education

Aiming to bridge the digital literacy gap in Dublin’s cultural sector by targeting marginalised youth, the project will invest in increasing creative skills of trainees over three years, and connect ICFE students with alumni for learning and skills exchange.

Dublin International Film Festival

Through an expert-led masterclass and accelerator programme, Dublin International Film Festival’s skills and employment readiness project, Ireland’s Film Pioneers, is designed to engage, inspire, and equip unrepresented 15–24 year olds with the digital skills required to seek out and harness opportunities across the screen, cinema, and filmmaking sectors.

Dochas Midwest Autism Support

Dochas Midwest Autism Support’s project is dedicated to supporting neurodiverse people into employment. It will support young people with autism across Clare, Limerick, and Tipperary to build their confidence, upskill, and become employment-ready, along with creating several paid employment positions onsite in the Print Studio.