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Ireland Community Play Fund

€55,845 · Ireland
Bring proven ideas to your community

Proven ideas and funding for your community

Play is critical for children’s well-being and skills development and we can all play a role in building more playful communities. Supported by the LEGO Foundation, this €55,000 fund is dedicated to helping you create more playful experiences for children in your community, school or neighbourhood across Ireland.

How it works
  • Apply below and register to get your project page
  • Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge
  • Submit a photo and your action plan
  • Once you're active let us know what impact you are having in your community
Who can apply
  • You want to start a ChangeX idea to improve your local community
  • You're passionate about providing learning through play opportunities for children in your community
  • You are an individual, an existing local group or a community organisation
What you get
  • Seed funding to start your selected idea
  • Free starter resource pack, mentorship and technology tools to get started
  • Additional impact funding, once you report back on the social impact of your active project

Explore proven ideas

Choose an idea to start in your community. See terms & conditions.
This fund has closed for applications. You can still start ideas without funding, or check for other live funds in your area.
  • KABOOM!

    Turn everyday places into playspaces through Play Everywhere.

  • Let Grow Play Club

    Start your own Play Club, and unleash the power of unstructured play!

  • Tales Toolkit

    Interactive, child-led storytelling toolkit for schools transforming everyday situations into imaginative worlds.

  • Fraction Ball

    Fraction Ball repaints the lines on a standard basketball court to help children learn fractions and decimals.

  • Parent Meet-Ups

    Bring together parents and caregivers from your community by starting a meet up to share parenting tips, ideas and play inspiration

  • Playworks

    Leverage evidence-based play strategies to transform the culture of your recess, classroom, or youth program!

  • My Mini Growing Space

    Create your own 'mini' woodland & edible teaching garden! For schools, churches, libraries, communities centres and groups!

  • DIY Radio - Radio Local Broadcasters Club

    Welcome to Radio Local Broadcasters Club where you get to make a radio show, harnessing the skills to do so and celebrating where you are from.

  • FIRST® LEGO® League Discover (IRL/UK)

    Lead a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programme in your school or community for 4-6 year-olds.

  • FIRST® LEGO® League Explore (IRL/UK)

    Lead a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programme in your school or community for 6-9 year-olds.

  • FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (IRL/UK)

    Lead a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programme in your school or community for 9-16 year-olds.

  • EasyPeasy for Practitioners

    Discover the power to create lasting impact in the lives of young learners and their families through EasyPeasy

  • Kitcamp

    Children build their own imaginative play spaces and then rebuild and start again

  • Urban Thinkscape

    Transform a public space in your community into a joyful learning opportunity.

  • Playful Street

    A low cost and easy way to create play spaces so children and neigbours can fully enjoy the streets they live on

158 people have already joined the
#IrelandCommunityPlayFund

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“At the LEGO Foundation we believe that local communities have the power to nurture the best in children. Through the collective actions of passionate individuals, driven by a shared vision and a deep understanding of local needs, these communities can make a difference and ensure a lasting impact. We are excited to support more local communities in their efforts to ensure children learn through play and develop holistic skills that will help them to thrive in life.”

  • Netsanet Belay, Vice President at the LEGO Foundation
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