To date over €710,000 raised from basis.point patrons has been committed to educational projects in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. These projects will benefit children aged from 18 months to 18 years of age. Over the last six months, we have approved two new grants (to Foroige and BITC) and renewed and considerably expanded grants to our two first grantees (Archways and ELI).
We have made a new grant of €120,000 to Foróige which will enable young people from low income communities in Cork to engage in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Programme (“NFTE”), which is a cutting edge, world recognised youth entrepreneurship education and development programme. For more details click here.
In April 2017, basis.point approved a new grant of €45k to the BITC Student Mentoring Programme which aims to impact on Ireland’s school retention rate to be expanded to benefit an additional 65 – 100 students in 7 schools not yet benefitting from the existing programme in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Also a brand new mentoring alumni is being established so that students have an ongoing supportive network to assist them after they have left school.
In March 2017 we committed €150,000 to renew and substantially expand our funding to the Early Learning Initiative (“ELI”) at National College of Ireland (“NCI”) to continue the Parent Child Home Programme (“PCHP”) in Dublin and to expand it to Limerick. For more details click here.
In April 2017 we committed an additional €189,000 over two years to Archways to enable the further roll out of the Incredible Years (“IY”) programmes in Cork, Limerick in Dublin and also to introduce their Mentoring for Achievement programme (“MAP”) in those counties. For more details click here.