Simon Harris TD has announced funding totalling €5 million to six higher education institutions.
Wicklow TD and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has today announced performance funding awards totalling €5 million to six higher education institutions in recognition of their positive performance in working towards national strategic objectives. Each award is valued at €833,333.
The awards were based on an evaluation of 18 Impact Case Studies submitted by higher education institutions to the Higher Education Authority in April 2022.
Among the beneficiaries is South East Technological University, partnered with Wicklow-based charity Tiglin, to provide access to higher education programmes to those participating in the Tiglin addiction recovery programme.
Welcoming the awards, Minister Harris said:
“It is vital that we recognise outstanding performance in higher education, and I would like to congratulate the successful institutions on their exceptional case study submissions. Together, these institutions are making a significant and lasting impact in Irish society, tackling key national issues such as domestic and gender-based abuse, the development of our natural energy resources, and opening new pathways into higher education for professional learners and under-represented groups.”
Tiglin founder Aubrey McCarthy says that the charity's members' lives will be changed: