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€100,000 Music Education Bursary launched

Posted by SchooldaysNewshound, on 27/06/2017.  €100,000 Music Education Bursary launchedTags: Parenting

Young People in 29 Community Music Initiatives to Benefit

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD yesterday announced the 29 successful organisations (listed below) that will receive a grant under the newly established Non-mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2017.

The grant, which is funded by the Department of Education and Skills, will provide assistance to 29 community initiatives that work with children and young people across the country.

The grant will help support the many individuals, organisations and groups that are providing access for young people and children to varied music education experiences without any significant funding. Minister Bruton said that the establishment of the small music bursary scheme will help smaller scale music education and community initiatives and organisations to nurture our many talented young musicians.

The total budget available in 2017 of €100,000.

Minister Bruton said:

“I am delighted to announce that 29 community initiatives will be supported by my Department through this Music Bursary Scheme. It will provide important support and help nurture our talented young musicians across the country.

“Developing musical education is a great way to help children and young people to learn a new skill, gain confidence in themselves, and have a lot of fun while doing it. My Department supports music education through a number of initiatives including music on the curriculum, Music Generation and now through this bursary scheme. I hope that this initiative will help to further shape the landscape of music education in Ireland and provide support and encouragement for future talent.”

2017 Total Bursary funding €100,000

€15,000   Whitefriar Street String Project, Dublin 2.
€10,000   Citywise Durken Education Centre, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
€10,000   Crumlin Community Youth Band, Dublin 12.
€10,000   Cavan-Monaghan LAEP – Counties Cavan and Monaghan.
€11,000   Finglas Concert Band – Dublin 11.
€ 5,000   Limerick City Rhythm & Swing - Limerick City, County Limerick.
€ 2,000   Cork Youth Orchestra – County Cork.
€ 4,000   Innisboffin Island – County Galway.
€ 2,500   Artane Boys Band – Dublin 5.
€ 2,500   Ballymore Eustace – County Kildare.
€ 2,500   Bandon Concert Band – County Cork.
€ 2,500   Blanchardstown Brass Band – Dublin 15.
€ 2,500   Clara Town Band – County Offaly
€ 2,500   Colour My Strings
€ 2,500   HFC Concert Band
€2,500    CCE Club Cheoil Ballyphelane – County Cork.
€ 1,000 each for

CCE Camross Laois, County Laois.
CCE Cluain Tarbh, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
CCE Anne Devlin Comhaltas Branch, Aughrim, County Wicklow.
CCE Bray, County Wicklow.
CCE Gorey/Ballygarrett, Gorey, Carrig an Bannow, County Wexford.
CCE Charleville, County Cork.
CCE Portmarnock, County Dublin.
CCE Chill Bheolain, Milford, County Cork.
CCE Kilmovee, Ballaghderreen, County Mayo.
CCE Danescastle Music Group, County Wexford.
CCE Rahan, Tullamore, County Offaly.
CCE Rathaneska, Stradbally, County Laois.
CCE Spink, Abbeyleix, County Laois.


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