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North Inner City Drugs Task Force


  • The Annie Kelly Education Bursary was established in 2002 in memory of Annie Kelly, a community activist from Drumalee in the North West Inner City who was a member of the North Inner City Drugs Task Force. The bursary is designed to help people from North Inner City communities affected by problem drug use to access further education.


Please read the guidelines carefully as there are some changes since last year.

The closing dates for intake of 2017 applications are

  • 12 noon on Friday 16th June 2017 and
  • 12 noon on Friday, 4th August 2017
The committee will meet late August/early September to make decisions on awards

For further information please contact Denise at 01 8366592


This section outlines a number of ways that you can return to full-time or part-time education while continuing to get income support. The programmes range from basic foundation courses through to third level postgraduate courses



    SUSI is Ireland’s single awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. SUSI began processing in 2012, replacing the sixty-six local awarding authorities that existed previously. SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full-time third-level education in Ireland and also, in some cases, funding for Irish students studying overseas. We offer support to all types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education.

    SUSI offers funding on a means tested basis; this means your household income for the previous year will be taken into account when assessing you for a grant. We take all relevant gross household income into consideration when assessing and liaise with various government departments such as the Department of Social Protection and The Office of the Revenue Commissioners in order to verify the details you provide.

    Please click here for more information:



    Back to Education

    This section outlines a number of ways that you can return to full-time or part-time education while continuing to get income support. The programmes range from basic foundation courses through to third level postgraduate courses

    Please click here for more information:




    Inner City Enterprise (ICE) is a not-for-profit charity established to advise and assist unemployed people in Dublin`s inner city to set up their own businesses or create their own self-employment.

    Please click here for more information:


    Dublin Adult Learning Centre(DALC)


    The Dublin Adult Learning Centre is an adult basic education centre based in Dublin's north inner city. The centre provides individual and group tuition in reading, writing and spelling for adults with reading and writing difficulties. The service provided is free and confidential.

    Please click here for more information:





    The Larkin Unemployment Centre


    The Larkin Unemployed Centre was established in 1986. The role of the Centre is multifaceted, offering the following community based services, welfare rights Information/advocacy, adult guidance to assist people develop their skills, a Job club to equip people prepare for employment, information and support on self-employment, a crèche facility in addition to a community based adult education program.

    Please click here for more information:




    Please click here to view the Student Grant Scheme is a website that provides information and application forms on a range of ways to finance your education, including:

    Student grants: for students in full-time Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs) and full-time higher education undergraduate/postgraduate courses. You can download the application form or apply online. The application process for 2013/2014 will open in June. Apply as soon as possible, you do not have to wait until you have been offered a place in college.

    Student Assistance Fund: provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college.
    Back to Education Allowance: allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further and higher education.
    Other Finance: Bursaries & Scholarships: including Credit Union scholarships and area-based scholarships.

    Jobcare - based in Pearse St, Dublin 2, Jobcare have developed a range of courses and work programmes to assist long-term unemployed people gain the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to seek, find and keep meaningful employment.


    Dublin Port Scholarship - Since 2001, Dublin Port Company has awarded over 350 education bursaries worth €470,000 to residents from the local community through its Scholarship Programme. The programme has enabled hundreds of local people to progress to third livel education or repeat their Leaving Certificate who otherwise may not have been in a position to do so. 

    For more information and click here.



    Mature Student Access Programme at Dublin Institute of Technology - designed for Mature Students from areas and communities where there is not a strong tradition of participation in third level education. 

    The Access Programme is a pre-third level preparatory course aimed at teaching the core skills necessary to succeed in third level education. It is full-time and one academic year long. Participants who successfully complete the programme are guaranteed an offer of a place on an undergraduate programme at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

    In light of DIT’s involvement in the Grangegorman project, the Mature Student Access Programme has decided to reserve 40 places for applicants from the Grangegorman development area and the North-west inner city.

    If you require any further information please call (01 402 7611)



    Springboard - new opportunity to upskill


    The Higher Education Authority and the Department of Education and Skills launched Springboard in May 2011.

    This initiative allows people who have been made redundant or are unemployed to access funded college places to reskill in certain key areas. The Springboard scheme gives an opportunity to gain new skills and a recognised qualification at no cost to the individual student.

    For more information on eligibility, available courses, and how it all works click here.




    Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database website. It is a "one stop shop" which provides comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses.


    It also provides information on Student Finance and Grants, click here.



    If you know of any other sources of funding for education, or affordable courses please let us know by emailing Denise at or phoning 01 8366592.