RTÉ Toy Show Appeal: Grants Open

Children’s Groups Invited to Apply


Applications Open

Groups working with and supporting children are being invited to apply for funding from the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal.

Following the success of the appeal during the Late Late Toy Show more than €3.6 Million is being made available under two grant rounds.

Community Foundation Ireland, which is overseeing the distribution of grants has published criteria to guide organisations in their applications. Full details have been published on our Apply For Funding page.

The closing date for applications is on the 14th March 2024.

The two rounds are:

Community Grants of between €10,000-€20,000 for local groups working with vulnerable children

Impact Grants of €20,000-€50,000 for larger projects by groups with annual income exceeding €500,000

Since the first broadcast of the appeal in 2020, more than €21M has been raised by generous viewers to support children and their families in every county.

Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of Community Foundation Ireland said:

“Our incredible partnership with the Toy Show Appeal has transformed young lives throughout Ireland. Whether providing essential services to those living with illness, protecting children in violent homes or bringing play and creativity to those growing up in disadvantage the impact of the appeal has been transformative.

Clearly viewers have bonded with the appeal.  Now it’s time to once again turn that generosity into action. On behalf of all who share our mission of Equality for All in Thriving Communities. Thank You.

About the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal 

The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal was established in 2020 to raise funds for Irish children’s charities through the televised Late Late Toy Show. Since then, more than €21 million has been raised to support these charities.

The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal mission is: Inspired by children, we work to bring the magic of the Late Late Toy Show to every child in Ireland. By funding essential support, health, wellbeing, play and creativity we aim to change children’s lives for good.