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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.