Citywise Education in Jobstown will receive €10,000 in Government funding for their music education project, Dublin South West Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy has said.
Deputy Brophy said the funding will provide support for future musicians in not just South West Dublin but all over the country:
“I am delighted that Citywise based in Jobstown will receive funding to help them continue to enable young people and children to access varied music education experiences.
“The funding will be used to purchase instruments and will greatly help smaller scale music education and community initiatives and organisations to nurture our many talented young musicians.
“In order to qualify, the group had to demonstrate a well-established track record in music education provision with strong learning outcomes for participants.
“This scheme will provide support and encouragement for future musicians in Dublin South-West and all across the country.
“Developing musical education is a great way to help children and young people to learn a new skill, gain confidence in themselves, and have a lot of fun while doing it.
“My Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, supports music education through a number of initiatives including music on the curriculum, Music Generation and now through this bursary scheme.
“I hope that this initiative will help to further shape the landscape of music education in Ireland and provide encouragement for future talent.”
Minister Richard Bruton also welcomed the news saying:
“I am delighted to announce that 29 community initiatives nationwide will be supported by my Department through this Music Bursary Scheme. It will provide important support and help nurture our talented young musicians across the country.”