Round 2 of Funding Applications for the 2023/24 Season is open


Through our fantastic partners, Science Foundation Ireland and the IET, you can apply for a range of funding packages for FIRST® LEGO® League Discover, Explore and Challenge.


These packages have been made available through the generous support of the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Program, and the IET and their sponsors and donors.


Each application is vetted by the IET and ourselves and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Who can apply

Schools, colleges, home school groups, uniformed or youth groups based in the Republic of Ireland.

What can you apply for

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, across a combination of criteria. All of these factors will be considered but you do not need to fulfil each one to be eligible:

  • Areas of low social mobility
  • Levels of free school meals, SEN, EAL and DEIS status
  • The profile of the young people you will engage in the programme
  • Desired impact on young people and your school/organisation/community

What is expected from you

If successful in receiving a funding grant, you will be expected to fulfil the following obligations:

  • Complete a grant agreement letter, registration and media consent form
  • Attend an in-person or online training session
  • Provide feedback throughout the duration of the programme
  • Deliver an in-house event (Discover, Explore or Challenge Class Pack)
  • Attend a designated event (Challenge Tournament Registration)

How to apply

  • Click the link below to apply for funding

Deadlines for applications

  • Funding Phase 1 – closed midnight 14th September 2023
  • Funding Phase 2 – closes midnight 26th November 2023
  • Funding Phase 3 – to be announced
  • Please allow up to five weeks from your submission for a decision.

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