X-HALE 2020 Training and Short Film Competition Grant Opportunities Now Open!

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 9 January 2020

 

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X-HALE 2020 Training and Short Film Competition Grant Opportunities Now Open!

X-HALE 10th Year

A Year of Celebrating and Reflecting

The Irish Cancer Society X-HALE 2020  Youth Worker Training and Short Film Competition grant opportunities are now open for applications!

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide.  Supporting young people to be smoke free and empowering them to take action on tobacco will save lives and improve life opportunities for generations to come.   

Since 2011, the Irish Cancer Society has provided grant assistance, training and resources to over 327 youth organisations nationwide to support their participation in X-HALE, our youth smoking prevention and education programme.

In 2019, the X-HALE programme reached 74 youth workers and 501 young people made 57 short films to promote their views on smoking prevention and support our tobacco control work. The Short Films reached almost of 33,000 views on YouTube.

The European Commission announced X-HALE as the overall winner of the EU Health Awards 2018 for the programmes innovative social dimension and peer to peer approach to working with young people at risk of tobacco use.

Check out the X-HALE 2020 opportunities below to find out how your youth organisation can join the Irish Cancer Society in working towards Ireland’s first tobacco free generation.

 

X-HALE 2020 Training for Youth Workers and Volunteers in Smoking Prevention and Education

 

Registration is now open for free Irish Cancer Society X-HALE 2020 Training for Youth Workers and Volunteers in Cork, Limerick, Sligo, Galway and Dublin.

If you are a staff member or volunteer working with young people aged 10-24 in an out of school youth setting, don’t miss this chance to get the skills and materials to educate and empower young people around tobacco and tackle smoking issues in your organisation. Join us in supporting young people to become Ireland’s first tobacco free generation.

 

 

 

X-HALE 2020 Short Film Competition Grant Call

The Irish Cancer Society is now inviting youth groups, clubs services, projects and centres across Ireland to apply for an X-HALE 2020 Short Film Competition Grant. The X-HALE Short Film Competition is an exciting opportunity for youth groups to create and promote a youth-led short-film that encourages young people to be smoke free.

Participating groups can avail of free training, film making workshops and resources and will be invited to watch all competition entries on the big screen at the X-HALE Youth Awards 2020, with a chance of winning cool prizes. This year alongside the Short Film Competition, we are excited to invite a number of interested and enthusiastic participants from each group to join the all new X-HALE Youth Advocate Programme and Youth Worker Champions Network.  

If your youth organisation works with 10-24 year olds and you are interested in receiving funding, resources and training to educate and empower the young people you work with around smoking in a creative and engaging way, the Irish Cancer Society want to hear from you.

 

 

 

Help us celebrate and reflect on 10 years of X-HALE