Members of the New Futures programme holding their STAR Award with funders

The prestigious STAR Awards ceremony was held on Monday 4 March 2019 in Dublin. The Awards areorganised by Ireland’s national adult learning organisation, AONTAS. The Awards celebrate the positive contribution that adult learning initiatives make to adult learners, local communities and wider society.

This year the ESF proudly sponsored a Special Recognition STAR Award for ESF co-funded projects. SixESF co-funded projects were shortlisted across the categories.

CategoryProjectESF Activity
Social InclusionThe Dillon’s Cross Project, Cork ETBBack to Education Initiative
Social InclusionThe New Futures Programme, One FamilyGender Equality
Sustainable EmploymentHealthcare Opportunities for Women, Ballyhoura Development CLGGender Equality
Sustainable EmploymentYour Time to Shine, Dublin North West Area PartnershipSICAP
Sustainable EmploymentWISE Project, People 1stGender Equality
Third Level Access andPreparation for College programme, South Dublin County Partnership
Engagement and IT Tallaght

Two ESF co-funded projects won awards on the day. The WISE project won the STAR Award forSustainable Employment while the New Futures programme was awarded the Special Recognition Award for an ESF co-funded project.

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