Life Long Learning Fund 2023

Life Long Learning Fund 2023 (SICAP)

The Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership welcomes applications from interested programme delivery partners to co-create and co-deliver programmes aimed at promoting Lifelong Learning in the Dublin 10 area. 

Lifelong Learning is defined by the European Commission (2001) as “all learning activity undertaken throughout life with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competences within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective”. Lifelong learning covers learning from pre-school to post retirement. Lifelong learning can be either accredited and unaccredited training or education.

Community organisations (e.g. School Completion Programmes, Community Childcare Services, Youth Services etc.) can apply for small grants (maximum €1,500)

The BCP welcome applications that fall under the following  SICAP Goals:

  • Promoting personal development and wellbeing of children & families
  • Providing lifelong learning opportunities
  • Provide preventative supports for children & young people
  • Preparing young people for further education or employment
  • Addressing gaps in education & lifelong learning provision
  • Addressing barriers to participation in education & lifelong learning

Priority will also be given to programmes aligned to the following themes of SICAP:

  • Promoting an equality framework
  • Applying community development approaches
  • Developing Collaborative Approaches

Interested applicants can contact Marianne Boyle, Education Officer at for an application form and and queries relating to the process.

The closing date for receipt of applications will be the 21st of July 2023