Applications now open for ReCreate DCYA Bursaries

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a number of arts bursaries that will be delivered through four arts and cultural organisations working with Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare services in 2020. ReCreate are delighted that our application for “ReCreate Bursaries” has been chosen as one of these initiatives.

About the bursaries:

ReCreate bursaries will be offered to school aged childcare settings. Each bursary will provide the setting with a year long membership allowing them access to ReCreate to use as often as they need.
Included in the bursary will be an opportunity to attend an open workshop event 4 times over the course of the year offering each setting the opportunity to come along and maximise their membership and use ReCreate effectively in their setting.
Bursaries will be awarded via an application process managed by ReCreate and evenly distributed amongst geographical areas.

Allocation of bursaries

175 Bursaries will be made available. 5 bursaries to each county, with 10 each to Dublin, Wicklow, Meath, Cork & Limerick.

If ReCreate don’t receive the required amount of applications from some counties, we may allocate more bursaries to other counties.

How to apply

Settings that meet the bursary criteria (school aged childcare settings) may apply by filling out our online application form below.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 7th February


On receipt of the bursary, each successful setting will be asked to complete a questionnaire documenting their existing creative practices within the service.
At the end of the year we will ask each setting to complete an evaluation and narrative of how their interacted with the materials and the impact this had. We will select 5 groups to complete a case study including a further in-depth documentation of what we have learnt through the course of the year and their suggestions going forward. We will produce an online E-Zine with our findings and recommendations to be used in future programs.

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