Funding for Imaginosity
Shane Ross, Independent TD for Dublin Rathdown and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, has welcomed the news that Imaginosity Children’s Museum, Sandyford has been awarded €8,000 of funding through Science Foundation Ireland.
The funding has been awarded through SFI by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation to support local groups in running events as part of Science Week 2018. The Sandyford museum is one of 15 events receiving a total of €114,000 funding. Science Week will take place between 11 and 18 November 2018.
Imaginosity successfully applied for funding to support its “Dr. Osity Body Science Show”. The show will run throughout Science Week 2018 as part of an outreach project aimed at under 12s attending DEIS schools. It will reach an estimated 1,680 people.
“I strongly welcome the news that Imaginosity, Dublin’s Children’s Museum, has been awarded €8,000 of funding to support its outreach work,” said Minister Ross. “Imaginosity is very popular in the local community and has consistently excited and educated children since its opening 11 years ago”.
“Moreover, the announcement is hugely positive for local DEIS schools, whose students will experience the best of Imaginosity’s creative work. Our young people should become interested and literate in science at as early an age as possible, this can only be achieved by making science education fun and accessible in the community.”
All applications were reviewed by an international panel of experts. Science Week Festivals and events are co-funded by the host organisations and other partners. These regional science festivals and events will run during Science Week this November.
Imaginosity opened in August 2007 and is based in Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford. It is Ireland’s only interactive children’s museum for under 9s and is dedicated to children’s success.