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Creative Clusters

The Department of Education are pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters.  The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 14th May 2021.  

Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2021–2023 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would receive €9,000 over two years while a cluster of 5 schools would receive €15,000 over two years). Clusters will receive 50% of the total grant funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.  In addition, but separate to the grant funding, all successful clusters are further supported with: A fully paid Creative Cluster Facilitator; paid Teacher Substitution to attend training and meetings; room hire, travel & subsistence.

  • Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools.
  • A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in
    the new cluster have not participated before.
  • Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools are eligible to apply.
  • The local Teacher Education Support Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local
    area.
  • A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally - One successful Creative Cluster per Education Centre.

Further information can be found HERE

Download Creative Clusters Application Form HERE

Download Creative Clusters Guidelines HERE 

Completed application forms should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Friday 14th May 2021.  Clare Education Centre will be awarded funding to support one successful application.  

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