Clúid Housing is delighted to announce the 2019 round of its Stepping Stones programme.
Stepping Stones is an annual grant scheme run by Clúid Housing for tenants who are planning to attend a training or education course. Clúid supports tenants with this ‘stepping stone’ to a new direction in life.
The Stepping Stones grant is for all Clúid tenants and authorised occupants living within Clúid homes. However, Stepping Stones is limited to people who are not receiving any other sources of funding. People who are receiving a Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant or grants from other sources, e.g. St Vincent de Paul, credit union etc., are not eligible to apply for funding.
Stepping Stones is for all kinds of training and education courses – short and long. For example, you can apply for Stepping Stones if you are going into your first year of a three year university degree course or you can apply for Stepping Stones for a weekend course in makeup artistry.
Stepping Stones supports courses in which the student will develop new skills and learning. It doesn’t support courses in which you receive a service, e.g. acupuncture, reflexology etc.
Stepping Stones awards usually range from €250 – €750, with the larger amounts of funding usually being awarded to people who are attending a course for a longer amount of time, e.g. university, and the smaller amounts for people attending shorter courses.
The closing date to apply for Stepping Stones is 5pm on Monday, 16th September. You will be informed of the result of your application (whether you are successful or unsuccessful) about two – three weeks after that.
To apply, you can download the application form by clicking here.
For answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, click here.