Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/04/2021. Tags: Parenting Education And Politics
Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today invited applications for grants under the €100,000 Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2021.
Minister Foley said: “The last year has been an extremely challenging time for our children and young people. During the periods of remote learning, they were unable to engage in many in-person group activities such as music classes in the community.
“Music is an important way for people to express themselves and show their creativity. It is vital that we provide these opportunities to our children and young people.
“Community organisations that provide music lessons to children and young people have also had a challenging time. I hope that these grants can enable them to continue providing music tuition and classes for the remainder of this year. Bursaries available under this scheme will help organisations get resources they need to continue working with children and young people.”
The purpose of the scheme is to provide support by way of a cash grant to established, smaller-scale, non-mainstream music education/community music initiatives with limited or no access to other forms of public funding. Grants can be used to purchase instruments, other musical equipment and tuition. Grants are not intended for use on capital expenditure such as structural or building costs. The total budget available in 2021 is €100,000.
Interested parties can find the application form on the Department’s website at the following link
Applications will be considered by the Committee for Non-Mainstream Department of Education Funded Non-Mainstream Music Education.