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 give 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. For the next two funding rounds priority will be given to blended learning/on line and or remote groups that allow participants to stay connected and initiatives focusing on health and well being.

For further information please contact:

Waterford County: Aine Whelan, Further Education & Training Centre, Unit 2, Seapoint Business Park, Tramore, Co. Waterford. X91 FD9K. Telephone: 051 393794. Email:

Waterford City: Dr Deborah Butler, Community Education Facilitator. Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board, Adult Education Centre, Ozanam Street , Waterford, X91 N281, Ph: 051 873 195 or 087 902 6116 .

Wexford County: Bridín Moloney, Community Education Facilitator. WWETB Whitemill F.E.T. Centre, Whitemill Industrial Estate, Clonard Road, Wexford. Telephone: 053 91 89113. Email:


Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) aim is to provide funding to support educationally disadvantage learners in accessing and participating in community education. These guidelines provide the following:

  • The overarching principles of the Fund
  • Conditions of Funding
  • Application process and requirements
  • Eligibility criteria for support
  • Allocation of funding
  • Reporting requirements

For application form please click here