Léargas Microgrant Scheme

Léargas Microgrant Scheme

About the Microgrant Scheme

As part of European Youth Week 2024, Léargas is launching a Microgrant Scheme to welcome newcomers to European funding and increase awareness about the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programmes. The scheme will offer €5,000 grants to non-profit organisations working with young people (ages 13–30) such as youth organisations, secondary schools, community centres, community development, clubs, etc.

The Microgrant Scheme is a fantastic way for organisations to gain experience applying for European funding and to engage in small short-term projects. 

Applications will open on 12th April and close 19th April. The grant will fund projects taking place between June – September 2024.

Read on for grant and project details, eligibility criteria and application guidelines and submit your application!

About European Youth Week

The European Youth Week (EYW) is a biannual event organised by the European Commission to celebrate and promote youth engagement, participation and active citizenship all over Europe and beyond.

This year, EYW will take place 12 – 19 April 2024. Being held 2 months ahead of the European elections, democracy and the European elections are at the centre of European Youth Week. 

View all themes and priorities in the submission criteria below.  

Submission Criteria

Who can apply?

Any formal non-profit organisations working with young people (13-30 years of age) can apply, including: youth organisations, secondary schools, community centres, community development, clubs, etc. Review our Guide to Eligibility for European programmes. 

Applications that meet the following criteria will be prioritised:  

  • The organisation applying has not previously gained Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps funding. 
  • The project focuses on the engagement of young people with fewer opportunities.

Grant and Funding Guidelines

How much funding is available?

Successful organisations will be awarded a grant of €5,000 to fund their project.  

Should an organisation not use the full grant amount they will be expected to return remaining funds to Léargas.

Submitting My Application

The Microgrant application form is now live and will remain open until 19th April 2024

Other Key Dates  

  • Applicants can expect to be notified of their application outcomes by 31st May.  
  • Project activities will need to occur between June – September 2024. 
  • Final reports are due 11th October 2023.

Please send any queries to microgrants@leargas.ie.