Information for applicants
Equipment grants and expert on-site/online support visits will then be allocated depending on:
- Originality and scale of project plans/ideas
- Diversity in ‘STEAM theme’ being focused on (ask young people, be creative and think outside the box!) Your plan/idea does not need to directly relate to the training you have received from us
- The young people who will benefit (we are particularly keen that young people who have limited access to hands-on, inspiring out-of-school STEAM learning opportunities are engaged)
- Diversity in terms of previous experience of delivering STEAM in Youth Work (some of those selected will have no experience while some will have lots)
- Geographical spread
- Input from young people
- Interest in showcasing work with young people at NYCI’s annual event, which will focus on STEAM, in the Science Gallery on 16th September.
We will let you know by 4th May if your proposal has been successful.
This support is being made available by NYCI’s STEAM in Youth Work project in collaboration with NYCI’s Youth Arts and Development Education programmes. It is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland with additional support from Irish Aid and the Arts Council. Expert site visits will be delivered over May, June and July by Maeve Clancy, Brian Cregan or TechSpace. If we are unable to visit you in person due to COVID-19, we will come up with a creative way of supporting you virtually.
From this call a number of projects will also be invited to engage in a more intensive STEAM in Youth Work capacity building programme that will be delivered in 2021/2022 (subject to funding) which will include:
- Partnership payments for STEAM projects of up to €5,000
- Equipment, materials and resources
- Expert STEAM support
- STEAM continuous professional development programmes for youth workers and their managers
- Discounts on trainings across NYCI’s programmes