Types of Grants
Grants For Mergers

Grants For Mergers

In the face of current challenges facing the Irish Community and Voluntary sector, all organisations are looking at ways of working differently. In certain limited circumstances, some organisations may see the benefit in exploring merging permanently with another organisation, or consortium of like-minded organisations.

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Learning Network Events

Learning Network Events

We use a model of shared learning. We seek to learn from each grant and to share the outcomes of grants with other like-minded organisations. For certain programmes, you will be required to participate in Learning Network events.

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Social Change Grants

Social Change Grants

Between February-April 2017 we opened the Social Change grants 2017 under three categories; Leadership for Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ Migrants and The Older Persons’ Fund Round 5. Through the Social Change grants, we gave out a total of €224,250 to 37 organisations spread right across Ireland.

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Annual Reporting Grants

Annual Reporting Grants

This year, we would like to support organisations whose annual income is less than €150,000 and who are struggling to produce timely Annual Reports that tell their story, account for their funding and ultimately, tell their stakeholders what they do. These Reports are a key element of accountability and influencing policy and can act as a valuable tool for organisations marketing their activities.

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Older Persons' Fund

Older Persons' Fund

The Older Persons’ Fund is a long-term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities. The Fund builds on our long-standing engagement and commitment to supporting older people in their communities. We have invested over €1m in this area to date.

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The Women's Fund

The Women's Fund

Established by The Community Foundation for Ireland in 2010, The Women’s Fund for Ireland is a long-term philanthropic fund. Its mission is to encourage philanthropy among women, to improve the lives of women and girls through social change grant making and to educate the entire community about the benefits to society when the potential of women is realised.

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Types of Grants

Community Biodiversity Grants

As Ireland loses its biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that communities engage with biodiversity conservation at a local level. So to help make this possible, The Community Foundation for Ireland is offering one grant of €10,000 and five grants of €5,000 to organisations who are undertaking new projects that aim to protect, enhance, restore or create biodiverse habitats, or protect and provide shelter and/or food sources for native Irish species. If you are part of a formal or informal group/network engaging with members of the community, are involved in this sort of practical conservation, and have an income of not more than €1,000,000 per year, we are interested in hearing from you.

Types of Grants

Youth Participation Panel

The Youth Participation Panel (YPP) is the first youth grant making programme to be established by The Community Foundation for Ireland. The YPP is made up of four young people, aged 16- 30 who are passionate about creating a better Ireland for our young people.