Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Grants for Fleadh Winners by midatlanticcce
July 24, 2009, 7:34 pm
Filed under: All Ireland, Fleadh, General Announcement, Grant, Mid-Atlantic CCE

At the last meeting of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Mid Atlantic Region, it was decided to set aside the profits from the 2009 Mid Atlantic Region Fleadh to be awarded as grants to Mid Atlantic Fleadh winners traveling to Ireland to compete in any under 18 age group.  Last year we were able to distribute 61 grants of $100 each through this program.

Below, you will find a link to download a grant application.  Please distribute this to any teachers in your area who may have eligible students.  All grants will be made by check payable to the student, but mailed to the school (or teacher)  for distribution.  In those rare cases where you may be aware of an eligible  student who does not have a teacher, please have them fill out an application and we will see if we can help them.

The rules so far:

  1. All applications must be returned by end of day, Monday, August 3 – instructions are on the form – so PLEASE HURRY!
  2. All funds available will be divided up evenly among the applications received by the due date.   There will be no left over money to help late applications.
  3. Names submitted may be forwarded to the Fleadh Secretary to verify their eligibility, in total, or on a case by case basis.
  4. Should someone receive a grant, and then subsequently decide not to travel to Ireland we would ask that the funds be returned to us to be  distributed in 2010.  However, if a family emergency should cause a last minute cancellation, we would consider allowing the grant money to cover the cost of “lost” non-refundable air tickets upon presentation of sufficient proof.  We want people to be able to book their trips and not be “burned” if  something bad happens.
  5. One grant per student – some students are in multiple schools, one for  instrument, one for ceili band.  We accept that duplicate applications will occur, and we will try to eliminate duplications at our end.

Click here to download the application form.

We reserve the right to make or change the rules as we go along – this is the first time we have done this, and surely something will have to be adjusted along the way.  We are committed to making this as fair as possible.

Please get the word out.

Donations are also welcome!


Tom Madden
CCE Mid Atlantic Region


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