The Community Education programme supports local communities and community based groups in County Waterford, Waterford City and County Wexford.


Who do we work with?

Community Education is informal learning that contributes to the development of the local community. Grants and Tutor Hours are available to community groups. Each application is individually assessed.

Due to the volume of applications received priority is given to:

Groups who organise community education programmes for people who may face acute barriers to taking part in education: Older people, Women experiencing disadvantage, People with disabilities, Travellers, Ethnic minority groups, Unemployed, Lone parents, Men experiencing disadvantage, Carers, Ex offenders

Groups providing community education programmes in areas where adults do not have easy access to part-time education opportunities

WWETB Community Education Programme are now accepting applications

WWETB Community Education Programme are now accepting applications from community and voluntary groups. 


The Reach Fund

The Reach Fund, formerly known as MAEDF, aims to provide funding to support educationally disadvantaged learners in accessing and participating in community education.  The Reach Fund supports Community Education Provision through;

  • Learner Assistance Fund
  • Green Projects
  • Participation of priority/target groups
  • “ALL Strategy” Target Groups
  • Pre-dev phase community groups supporting marginalised groups
  • Support for refugee groups

The WWETB Community Education Programme is now accepting applications from community and voluntary groups.


For current application form please click here

Closing Date – Tuesday 26th January 2024

Reach Grant Guidelines please click here

Reach Fund advertisement click here

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North Wexford County: 

Yvonne O’Connor

Gorey Adult Education Centre, Civic Square, The Avenue, GoreyCo.Wexford, Y25 N720

Telephone: 086 152 5776


South Wexford County: 

Bridín Lyng Moloney

WWETB Whitemill F.E.T. Centre, Whitemill Industrial Estate, Clonard Road, Wexford.

Telephone: 053 91 89113


Waterford County: 

Aine Whelan

Further Education & Training Centre, Unit 2, Seapoint Business Park, Tramore, Co. Waterford. X91 FD9K.

Telephone: 051 393794




Waterford City: 

Dr Deborah Butler

Community Education Facilitator

Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board, Adult Education Centre, Ozanam Street , Waterford, X91 N281,

Telephone: 051 873 195 or 087 902 6116 

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