Closed Fund

‘Boost-it’ Education and Mental Health Fund 2020

Closing Date

The 'Boost-it' Education and Mental Health fund sets out to support the needs of previous and existing Awardees that are exacerbated by Covid-19.

Youth Mental Health and Youth Education are two areas where you can clearly see the negative impact of the Covid-19 crisis. We see young people finding it difficult to manage new home situations, less interaction with friends, and increased anxiety as a result of the educational uncertainty.

Through the new Boost-it Education and Mental Health Fund 2020, Rethink Ireland Ireland can support innovative projects to stay engaged with this population for the duration of Covid-19 and beyond. We will match funds raised by successful applicants to provide them with cash grants and supports. We will be accepting applications until Friday, July 3rd at 5pm. The following Awardees can to apply:

Rethink Ireland Criteria

  • The project must address a critical social issue
  • The project proposed must be innovative in an Irish context
  • The project must have potential and a desire to scale or replicate in Ireland (it may also have potential internationally, but this is not a requirement)
  • The project must provide evidence that it is up and running, or has been tested at least in a minimal way
  • The project must be based on the island of Ireland and make its main impact in the Republic of Ireland
  • Applicants must come from an entity that has a not-for-profit legal form e.g. charity, company limited by guarantee, trust etc
  • The project must not seek funding for capital assets (such as buildings, vans or equipment).

'Boost-it' Education and Mental Health Fund Criteria

  • Previous Awardees of the 2017 Education Fund, the 2018 Youth Education and Mental Health Fund, and the 2019 Children and Youth Funds
  • Awardees approved for a first Rethink Ireland Fund and not currently in a second fund
  • Awardees that are not in receipt of the Pobal Stability Fund
  • Awardees with a record of performance and a strong rationale for additional funding that must be applied for the same project as previously contracted.

Apply to the Fund via this link by Friday, July 3rd at 5 pm.