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Applications are open for the Creative Youth on a Shared Island Funding Scheme

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Applications are open for the Creative Youth on a Shared Island Funding Scheme

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Applications are open for the Creative Youth on a Shared Island Funding Scheme

The Shared Island-dimension of the Creative Ireland Programme wants to explore creative opportunities for young people to connect.

The Creative Youth on a Shared Island funding scheme seeks to reach children and young people across the island of Ireland.  Our aim is to harness the experience and expertise of organisations working in the creative, cultural, arts, community and youth sectors to engage young people. Together we can bring children and young people together and nurture a sense of collaboration, understanding and hope for the future, through a creative medium.

We are seeking projects from partnerships that are of significant scale and ambition. Applications should have at least one partner based in each jurisdiction. Grant funding of up to €180,000 will be awarded to at least 3 projects. It is envisaged that at least one grant will be awarded to a partnership that targets seldom heard children and young people. The projects should run between June 2024 to December 2025.

A full briefing document and FAQ is available

Briefing document in Irish

Briefing Document in English



Applications must be completed online and submitted via by 5pm on 25th March 2024. A link to the application form is below. Apply here:

Opportunities to Receive Further Information and Network

Creative Ireland will be holding three information and networking sessions. These sessions will comprise of a presentation of the fund, Q&A, and the opportunity for applicants to meet potential partners from across the Island in order to collaborate on their projects. We will hold an online session and in person in both Belfast and Dublin. Please follow the below link to secure your place on these sessions:


Online Briefing Information Session -Thursday 18th January – Register Here

Belfast Briefing Information Session – the Crescent Arts Centre – Wednesday 24th January – Register Here

Dublin Briefing Information Session-  The National Concert Hall – Thursday the 8th FebruaryRegister Here




This is a Shared Island initiative which is a whole of government priority to engage with all communities and political traditions to build consensus around a shared future on the island, underpinned by the Good Friday Agreement.

Further details on the Shared Island Initiative is available at

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