Music Generation Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) has been announced as a finalist in the Google.org Impact Challenge 2019 for its Infinite Music programme and now has the opportunity to double its funding through a public vote.
Google today named the fifteen finalists of its Google.org Impact Challenge Dublin, with each receiving €50,000 in grants to bring their ideas to life. Of the 15 finalists, one will receive an additional €50,000 in funding following the outcome of a public vote. To help Music Generation dlr achieve even more for children and young people in the county, you can vote here.
Voting is open for one week from Tuesday 19 March – Tuesday 26 March 2019.
Music Generation dlr’s Infinite Music programme is an inclusive music performance programme for young people aged 3 - 14 years with special educational needs. Working together with schools and early years settings, they have developed a dynamic music programme created to meet the young people’s unique needs and abilities. The programmes are designed to provide these young people with the opportunity to participate in music performance and to contribute to future developments for Music Generation dlr, from choirs to instrumental ensembles, so that all group programming becomes inclusive for all children and young people.
The Google.org Impact Challenge supports local nonprofits and social enterprises with big ideas to create opportunity in the Dublin area. Launched last November, the Challenge invited nonprofits, social enterprises and educators throughout Dublin to submit proposals to grow economic and social opportunities in their local communities. The 15 finalists were selected by a panel of judges: Cllr Nial Ring, Lord Mayor of Dublin; Senator Lynn Ruane; Mary Rose Burke, CEO of Dublin Chamber; Dublin GAA legend Bernard Brogan; journalist Róisín Ingle; Tomás Sercovich, Business In The Community CEO; and Fionnuala Meehan, head of Google Ireland.
Support from the Google.org Impact Challenge will allow Music Generation dlr to invest in cutting-edge technology so that every child and young person participating in the programme can enjoy the most accessible, creative and inclusive music-making experience possible. It will enable training and support for the dedicated team of skilled musician-educators to deliver a programme to the highest standards of excellence.
The winner of the public vote will be announced at a celebratory event on the evening of Thursday 4 April 2019.