Education Authority

Local Assessment of Need

The purpose of the Local Assessment of Need is to identify the bespoke needs of Children and Young People including vulnerable groups within the local council areas listed below.

This needs assessment will be foundational for EA in the planning and resource allocation to improve outcomes for children and young people. We would encourage you to read the Assessment of Need for your area to help inform the planning of your weekly programme and how best to support your local young people.

Registering with the Education Authority (EA)

Re-registration runs from the 1stof April to the 30th of April annually, but registration is open all year round so if you miss the 30thof April date, you can still follow the same guidelines and re-register after that date. However, unfortunately, you cannot be considered a registered organisation for reporting purposes, and therefore not able to apply for funding, until you complete/update your registration in the 2022-2023 period.

Scouts NI strongly encourages all Scouts NI Groups, Districts & Counties to register as a Local Voluntary Youth Organisation with the Education Authority. This will enable you to apply yearly for local Non-Targeted/Generic Youth Provision Funding which can enhance your programme week by week with your young people. It also entitles Groups, Districts and Counties to apply for other funding from EA and be eligible to receive extra funds.

There is a really simple video that takes you through the registration process and it can be found here.  

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