Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 Open Call Grant Scheme

Laois County Council invites applications from individuals and organisations for innovative activities for children and young people, which foster creativity and engage diverse participation from visual and performing arts, to workshops and adventures in heritage, culture, science, technology or climate action.  Events should be focused on children and young people with children and young people themselves consulted and included in creating the event. We particularly welcome applications that give access to groups of children who haven’t had such opportunities before.

Grants are available up to a maximum of €2000. Grants will typically be in the region of €500 to €2000. While there is no fixed number of awards, there will generally be a larger number of lesser value awards and a small number of higher value ones.  For guidelines and application form, click here. The closing date for proposals is Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The application form and all supporting material must be submitted by email. For all enquiries, contact Laois Arts Office on 057 8664033/13 or email


Covid-19 Restriction Levels

In preparing your application, you should base it on the best public-health advice and guidance available at the time you are making your application. Given this, you should ensure that what you are proposing is feasible or adaptable should social distancing and/or other public-health measures impact on all or part of the application.

In many instances, projects will be designed specifically to mitigate that isolation felt by young people missing the strong social connections with their peers, and communities that were already experiencing isolation because of a variety of physical, social, cultural, economic or geographic reasons, that have become more acute because of Covid-19.


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