Make A Dream Project Support Services Limited

MADPSSL provides training in: Mental health & neurodiversity, Trauma, stress (PTSD), Entrepreneurship, Community Development, Job Coaching & providing an inclusive workplace. ICT MADPSSL is an active member of The Wheel – Ireland’s national association of charities, community groups, and social enterprises with 2000+ members. Director is a member of CEFEC Social Firms Europe and has led plenary panels at annual conference and delivered social entrepreneurship workshops.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Anti-discrimination
  • Education and training
  • Environment
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Health services and health promotion
  • Mental health
  • Immigration, refugee and asylum seeker supports
  • Services for older people
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Social inclusion
  • Sport and exercise
  • Unemployment
  • Young people / youth work
  • Volunteering
  • Rural development
  • Employment and job creation
  • Arts and Culture
  • Active citizenship


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • Digitalization
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation

EU Project Experience

Substantial experience (several projects)

MADPSSL Director Created and Participated in:

ENTREPVET - Entrepreneurial practices in VET

  • Erasmus Plus Project 2020-1-UK01-KA226-VET-094551

DIGIVET - Digital upskilling for trainers and their beneficiaries

  • Erasmus Plus Project 2020-1-DE02-KA226-VET-008201

WOMIN - Women are In: Skills and Competences for Work and Entrepreneurship

  • Erasmus Plus 2020-1-UK01-KA204-078986

TABER – Tackling Alexithymia to Build Emotional Resilience

  • Erasmus Plus Project

Community Mental Health Training Programme

  • Leonardo da Vinci TFI Project
  • Created and coordinated the training programme that was accredited in 5 UK countries

Community Champion Training Programme

  • Grundtvig project
  • Created and coordinated the training programme that was accredited in 5 UK countries

Deliberate Self Harm: Positive Choices

  • Grundtvig project
  • Created and coordinated the project that was later selected by the European Commission as a “success story” and featured on their website

Director led a local consortium of 5 partners in an ESF EQUAL project: “Progress GB” – a project addressing barriers to employment for migrants and refugees.

Director led a local partner on an Interreg IV project: “IMPRESS” – innovative and meaningful post recruitment employment support services.

Director set up a local partner in two Interreg projects (Channel and 2Seas); one around entrepreneurship for young people; the second around perinatal mental health.

Director also created in several other Grundtvig, Leonardo, Transversal and Erasmus Plus projects – he is an accomplished bid writer with a substantive track record.

EU Funding Goals

Make A Dream Project Support Services is classed as a "new" organisation. However, the director has been involved in EU funded projects since 2004. He has extensive networks across Europe and is now looking at creating and coordinating multiple projects and supporting those who are new to EU funded projects, turning ideas into reality.


The director has 28 years' experience in mental health and a number of years in training development, particularly in community development, digital skills and entrepreneurship working with age groups 16+. He has also created the accredited training programme "Introduction to Mental Health For Young People" (age group 14+). He is a qualified ESOL teacher.


Contact Name:

Graham Nicholls

Job Title:

Director & EU Projects Coordinator

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