FIRST® LEGO® League - Funding Support

One of our key goals is to remove barriers to entry for young people across Ireland to engage in FIRST® LEGO® League.  And we know that finances (more specifically, lack of finances!) can be a key barrier to taking part in FIRST® LEGO® League.

To help you engage young people in your school or community we have put together a list of funding supports you could apply for.

Don’t forget that getting the team and their peers involved with fundraising can be a massive help.

Whether it’s a car wash, bag packing, 24 hour sponsored sing-a-thon, or (dare we say it…) a cake sale, let the team get creative in how they can raise money.

This will help bond the team and really contribute towards their Core Values.

FIRST® LEGO® League - Funding Packages

Thanks to the generous support of the IET sponsors and donors along with Science Foundation Ireland, we have a limited amount of funding packages available across all three FIRST® LEGO® League divisions.


ChangeX offers funding support for impactful community projects, with ideas such as FIRST® LEGO® League supported.

Visit the ChangeX website to see if funding is available in your area.

Meta - Data Center Community Action Grants

Meta Community Action Grants are available to projects that improve local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Grants are available throughout the year in locations near a Meta Data Center.  Visit their website to discover more.

Local Sponsorship

There might be a local company in your area that would make a fantastic sponsor.  The IET have created a list of top tips to help support you engage with local businesses to secure sponsorship.