PEIL Funding

The key areas of investment chosen for the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 revolved around the activation of the unemployed, social and labour market inclusion, education and training and youth employment. 

The PEIL included five Priority areas (six including Technical Assistance) comprising some 20+ schemes. The Schemes and their Priority Areas are as follows:


Priority 1: Sustainable and Quality Employment 

•  ETB Training for the Unemployed

•  Intra EU Mobility


Priority 2: Social Inclusion and Equal Opportunities

•  Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

•  Youthreach

•  Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs)

•  Young Persons Probation (YPP) Projects

•  Tus Nua


Priority 3: Education, Training and Life-Long Learning 

•  Third Level Access

•  Back to Education Initiative

•  Adult Literacy


Priority 4: Youth Employment Initiative

•  Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) Scheme

•  JobsPlus Incentive Scheme

•  Youthreach

•  Defence Forces Employment Support Scheme

•  Community Training Centres


Priority 6: REACT EU

•  Covid-19 Schools Capitation Grant Scheme

•  Provision of laptops to students in Further and Higher Education Settings