Awardees of Social Change Grants 2017 announced

Awardees of Social Change Grants 2017 announced

Posted on August 03, 2017

Between February-April 2017 we opened the Social Change grants 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.

See below for the full list of grantee organisations and the amount they received.

Leadership for Ethnic Minorities 

Organisation & Amount Awarded:

BlueFire €7,475.00

Galway Traveller Movement €7,500.00

Places of Sanctuary Ireland €7,500.00

Donegal Youth Service €5,500.00

TRIBLI CLG t/a Exchange House Ireland National Travellers Service €5,275.00

Taca Family Resource Centre €7,500.00

Meath Travellers Workshops €7,500.00

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) €7,500.00

AkiDwA €7,450.00

Immigrant Council of Ireland €6,750.00

Amal Women’s Association €4,300.00

Total €74,250.00


LGBT+ Migrants

Organisation & Amount Awarded

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre €10,000.00

National LGBT Federation €10,000.00

AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd. €10,000.00

Outhouse LGBT Community Centre €9,970.00

BeLonG To Youth Services €3,030.00

Irish Refugee Council €7,000.00

Total €50,000.00


Older Persons’ Fund Round 5

Active Citizenship

Grant Application Name & Amount awarded

Sligo Family Resource Centre €7,500

Breffni Community Development CLG €5,880

Older voices Kildare €5,880

SouthWest Counselling Centre €3,410

North Westmeath Hospice €7,500

Family Resource Centre CDP €4,632

Suas Educational Development €6,918

Roundwood Active Retirement Association €1,480

Milford Community Group €4,300

North Tipperary Community Services €2,500

Total €50,000



Grant Application Name & Amount awarded

Together-Razem Centre €7,000

COPE Galway €6,495

Saint John of God Housing Association CLG €3,510

Gleann Fhinne Cuideachta Faoi Theorainn Rathaiochta €1,000

Anam Beo €5,000

Age & Opportunity €5,640

Wicklow Dementia Support €7,200

Active Retirement Ireland €6,500

Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project (BTAP) €3,730

Dunfanaghy Community & Family Resource CLG €3,925

Total €50,000

The Community Foundation for Ireland publishes a full list of all of the grants awarded, including the name of organisations, the amount awarded and project description from both our own funds and from our donors in our annual reports. The 2016 annual report is available here and we will publish our 2017 annual report mid next year.