Learner Fund Bursary



The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) have re-opened the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme.


Westmeath County Childcare Committees will process and appraise Learner Fund Graduate Bursary applications.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ BURSARY RULES FOR APPLICANTS THOROUGHLY BEFORECOMPLETING APPLICATION FORM.



Timeframe for applications:

14th September

Call for applications open by WCCC

23rd October

All forms must be fully completed (incl. supporting documents) and returned by email to your local CCC no later than

5pm on Friday 23rd October 2020.

Week of 7th Dec

CCCs pay approved applicants


Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Rules for Applicants

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application– 2020