Two Strands of Funding now Available for Kerry Child and Youth Creativity

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership at Kerry Education and Training Board has announced two strands of funding being made available to community based organisations. Photograph: Manuela Dei Grandi

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership (Kerry LCYP) at Kerry Education and Training Board has announced two strands of funding being made available to community based organisations.

The funding is aimed at youth service providers, preschools and early years settings, youth groups and creative practitioners who wish to develop creativity projects for children and/or young people in their communities.

Applications Invited Now

Applications are being sought under the Creative Youth Grant Scheme and the Youth Theatre Grant Scheme for projects that are child and youth oriented, that are highly creative in nature, and can be realised in 2021.

Additional Funding Provided

Ann O’Dwyer, Director of Schools, Youth & Music at Kerry ETB said that additional funding has been provided again to Kerry LCYP this year.

“We’re looking to support the development needs of community based organisations and creatives who are in a position to deliver programmes and projects that young people will enjoy,” said Ms. O’Dwyer.

Community Creativity for Youth

“Organisations and groups who are keen to plan and provide for community creativity that young people want to see happen in their local area, should look to this fund as an opportunity for support. The fund is also of benefit to creative professionals and facilitators from across the creative industries who wish to offer uniquely creative opportunities for children and young people in their communities,” she said.

Demonstration of Commitment

Applicant organisations must demonstrate their commitment to the inclusion of marginalised children and young people in the proposed projects.

A public session about the grants has been organised online for Friday, April 16th at 10am.

Anyone who requires more information about the application process is welcome to join the meeting.

Prior registration to the public session is required by emailing

Lead Organisation a Requirement

The grant schemes are open to organisations and service providers that wish to deliver a sustainable and targeted creativity project.

Collaborations between services/providers/organisations are welcome provided there is an identified lead organisation.

Applications will be accepted from community based organisations, including family resource centres, preschool and early years providers, youth groups and youth service providers as well as local creative or cultural organisations.

May 3rd and May 7th Closing Dates

Public sector bodies can also apply, as can charities and not-for-profit companies, private sector providers of creative services and projects including STEM professionals, artists, and creatives from across the cultural and creative industries.

The closing date for receipt of applications to the Youth Theatre Grant Scheme is Monday, May 3rd. The closing date for applications to the Creative Youth Grant Scheme is Friday, May 7th.

In 2020 Kerry LCYP worked with more than one thousand six hundred and fifty young people experiencing disadvantage or exclusion.

The intention is to support many more children and young people in 2021.

For Further Information….

Deirdre Enright, Creative Youth Co-Ordinator, Kerry ETB. Mobile: 085 8734946.  Email:

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