The Mná Na hÉireann Fund Launched

Social Innovation Fund Ireland, in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development, are delighted to officially launch the Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund. Pictured L-R: Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD,  Anne Finucane, Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe and Vice Chairman, […]

Christy Moore opens up in revealing new interview

In an in-depth new interview with Ruairí McKiernan on the Love and Courage podcast the legendary folk singer discusses the loss of his father at a young age, receiving hate mail, songs, spirituality, sobriety, and why he’s determined to do more for the planet.     Folk singer and musician Christy Moore, once named  ‘Ireland’s greatest living musician’* has been entertaining […]

Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund calling on Laois for Applications

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund have now extended the application deadline by one week and groups and organisations now have from today until January 25th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area.   GIY and Energia are calling on people across […]

It’s Application Time for the Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme

The Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme is now open for 2019. The programme welcomes applications from waterway and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events.   Taking place annually for the past 13 years the Programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities […]

Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme announces sports grants for 15 Older Groups in Laois

15 Laois groups will receive a total of €5,070 to fund physical activity for older people 1,028 grants totalling almost €300,000 allocated to groups nationwide under 2018 programme €5.7m awarded to date by the National Grant Scheme 30,000 older people to benefit from investment The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme has celebrated a momentous […]

Community groups invited to apply to €75,000 Energia & GIY ‘Get Ireland Growing’ Fund

Community groups and voluntary organisations from all across Ireland are now invited to apply to the Energia Get Ireland Growing and GIY fund 2019, as the €75,000 pool of funding opens for applications today. Groups and organisations have from today until January 18th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further […]

Virgin Media TV to broadcast first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards

The inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards are to be broadcast on Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) on Sunday 11th November, and hosted by popular TV presenter Karen Koster, it was announced. The significant new Awards are aimed at honouring the incredible difference that National Lottery-funded projects are making to communities all over Ireland. Nearly 30 […]

MACE team with Johnny Sexton for new community initiative

MACE, Ireland’s longest serving convenience brand in Ireland, has teamed up with Ireland and Lions superstar out-half Johnny Sexton to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a coaching masterclass to one lucky school or club around Ireland.   Part of BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE symbol brand in Ireland, the retail chain recently […]

Applications Open For 2018 HSE National Lottery Grants

Applications have opened for organisations and community groups involved in healthcare to apply for this year’s round of HSE National Lottery Good Causes Grants. Almost 1,300 projects received more than €3.9 million in grants ranging from €500 to €10,000 last year. The grants have been vital in helping organisations to continue and expand the provision […]

350,000 Euro in Funding and Support Available for People with the Best Ideas and Projects to Tackle Social Problems

A Geodesic Dome; A Rickshaw Service for the Elderly; A Solution to the Housing Crisis – just some of the ideas that have won funding and support so far. What will the Irish population think of this year? SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has launched a callout for people across the country with ideas to tackle social […]

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