Funding Applications for the 2022/23 Season are now closed

Check back soon for information about funding for the 2023/24 MASTERPIECE season.

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
  • The profile of the young people you will engage in the programme
  • Desired impact on young people and your school/organisation

What is expected from you

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

  • Complete grant agreement letter, online registration and media consent form
  • Attend physical or digital training session
  • Complete feedback throughout the duration of the programme
  • Deliver in-house event (only applicable to Discover, or Explore/Challenge Class Pack)
  • Attend designated event (only applicable to Explore/Challenge Team Event Registration)

How to apply

  • Click the link below to apply
  • You will need to create an account to complete your registration

Deadlines for applications

  • Funding Phase 1 – to be announced
  • Funding Phase 2 – to be announced
  • Funding Phase 3 – to be announced
  • Allow up to five weeks from the closing date for a decision.