This process is now closed to NEW applications for 2022. 

The DCEDIY have confirmed the launch of the 2022 Learner Fund Graduate Bursary.  See Graduate Bursary details below

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2022 Applicant Guide

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCC) will process and appraise Learner Fund Graduate Bursary applications.

Longford CCC will be accepting applications from Aug 15th 2022.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on the 30th September. 

Applications must be submitted by email to

Please see attached the application guidelines and the application form.

If you have any queries in relation to the application, please email