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Guidance Note on Expression of Interest Requirements


The Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership, whose lead partner is Kerry Education and Training Board, is in receipt of additional funding in 2020 under a Government Stimulus Fund towards youth creativity in Kerry in 2020. Kerry LCYP is currently seeking expressions of interest from public or private sector organisations, communities and groups open to collaborating on projects that target vulnerable, at risk, and seldom heard young people who may be experiencing marginalisation or isolation. This call out is to enhance the range and volume of youth projects that are creative in nature, and support working with young people using creative processes. The fund seeks to establish collaborations with organisations, community and voluntary groups, including youth clubs, creative organisations and clubs in order to maximise the reach of the fund. It aims to increase contact hours by artists/creative practitioners with young people establishing projects, programmes, research or experiences that promote youth creativity that is visible, valued and inclusive. Associated additional costs e.g. venue hire, transport, and materials can also be included in the expression. The role of youth voice within the project must be strong, valued and heard. This expression is not the awarding of a grant to an organisation but an indication by your organisation that you wish to collaborate with the LCYP. The LCYP will remain responsible for the assignment of artists/creative tutors to work with your project. The fund can also cover programme costs, which will be paid directly by Kerry LCYP at Kerry ETB.


  1. Projects that are guided by young people, where a project has consulted with young people, gathered their views and opinions.
  2. Projects that are creative in nature reflecting work with marginalised children and/or young people who may be experiencing disadvantage.
  3. Projects where opportunities for children and young people are not currently in place.
  4. Projects that focus on age cohorts between 3 and 24 years.
  5. Projects where Child Safeguarding compliance is in place.
  6. Project outcomes that are realisable in

Note: Kerry Education and Training Board is under no commitment to maintain a collaboration if projects are not realised, or applicants cannot deliver the project upon approval.


Eligible Organisations/services/projects:

The scheme is open to public and private sector organisations or service providers that wish to deliver a targeted youth creativity project in collaboration with Kerry LCYP at Kerry ETB.


  1. Complete every part of the expression as it relates to your organisation
  2. A copy of the applicant’s Tax Clearance Certificate must be submitted with the expression.
  3. Expressions, which are submitted with incomplete information, will lead to a delay. It may not be possible to assess such applications and as a result, the applicant may lose the opportunity to be included in the Initiative.



Applications from Organisations, Services/Projects and voluntary clubs/groups must be submitted by email only to by 5.00pm Friday 25th September 2020. Projects must be delivered by year-end and must be accounted for.


Appraisal Process and Marking System:

Expressions of Interest will be scored in accordance with the marking scheme set out below.

The maximum score is 55 marks in total.


Selection Criteria Marks Available
Evidence of need: Expressions must clearly identify and demonstrate the need for additional youth creativity. This should include providing supporting evidence of the following:

·       a clear case for the need for the project

·       evidence that you have consulted with young people or can submit a needs assessment or other relevant data relating to young people

Capacity to deliver / additionality: Expressions must clearly demonstrate that organisations/services have the ability to deliver the proposed collaboration, and that it will be additional the existing work of the service/organisation.

·       Show a history of working with the target group of children and/or young people, or of delivering similar types of services.

·       Can ensure that no duplication of service will exist as a result of the project in the area

·       The duration, contact hours and estimated numbers of young people involved

Impact and sustainability: The degree to which the applicant has demonstrated:

the difference their project proposal will have on the lives of young people

how they intend to sustain the project in the years ahead

·       Demonstrate clear outcomes, will impact on strategy and understanding about creativity, agree to monitor and evaluate the collaboration



Should you require some assistance in completing this Expression of Interest, please contact:

Deirdre Enright, Creative Youth Co-Ordinator, Kerry ETB, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee.

Tel: 066 7193900       Mobile: 085 8734946       Email:

Download the form here

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