Funding

 

Grant Opportunities

Grant Round for Ireland Funds
The objective of the Small Grants Round is to enable as many organisations as possible to fund new and innovative responses to social need. The amount of funding available will vary from year to year but is typically around $1 million. Applicants can apply online during the period in which the Grant Round is open, which is typically February – March.

The Grant Round will be open from 1st Feb – 30th March 2012. Applications must be submitted online and must be received by 5pm on 30th March. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your online application. Grant Application form <http://www.irlfunds.org/grant.html>
For assistance with the Grant Round, please contact Sandra McDermott or Jordan Campbell. The Ireland Funds in Dublin. (01) 662 7878. E – grantsinfo@irlfunds.org

Training in Finance
For anyone involved in financial management the Carmichael Centre will run “Financial Reporting for Charities” on 3 April. This one-day course covers existing standards such as SORP and proposed new Financial Reporting Standards (FRS).
Full details of all courses on: http://www.carmichaelcentre.ie/training-program

National Lottery Grant Scheme
The Department of Health has a National Lottery Discretionary fund in place which provides once-off grants to organisations, providing a range of health related services. Applications come primarily from community groups and voluntary organisations with an involvement in the provision of health services to specific client groups (for example persons with an intellectual disability and/or physical disability, elderly, etc.), national groups providing information and support for various disabilities and illnesses and groups with a specific interest (for example to provide holidays for elderly, equipment for hospitals, mini-buses, homes, etc.).
2012 allocation is € 3,286,000. Application for National Lottery funding must be made using a standard application form (available below). PDF Version. MS Word Version
Further information Tel: (01) 6354281. E-mail: Lotterygrants@health.gov.ie
 

 

Go For Life Funding

New round of grants available under the Go for Life programme for older people....please check out Age and Opportunity Website

http://ageandopportunity.ie/go-life

 

new funding opportunities - social exclusion and art

St Stephen's Green Trust

New Grant Scheme focused on the needs of the most marginalised survivors of abuse in Irish religious-run institutions. St Stephen’s Green Trust is introducing a grant scheme to implement the recommendations in its short research report by Mary Higgins, ‘Developing a profile of survivors of abuse in Irish religious institutions’ (available for download at www.ssgt.ie/research.html).
The details and timeline for the grant scheme are available from the Trust office and on the website at www.ssgt.ie.
Thursday, 30th June 2011 – an information meeting on the Grant Scheme will be held at the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2 between 12noon and 2pm.
If you would like more information or wish to attend the meeting, please contact: Orla O’Neill, Grants & Development Director, St Stephen’s Green Trust at (045) 480666 or info@ssgt.ie.
 

The Genie Trust – open for applications
The Genio Trust works with public, private and social organisations to promote and support innovative approaches which ensure people at risk of social exclusion are supported to live full lives in their communities.
Currently the Trust is working in the disability and mental health sector.
This year the Genio Grant application must be completed online.

The submission deadline is 5pm Thursday 9th June 2011.

Further information:
Email: info@genio.ie
Web: http://www.genio.ie/genio-trust

The Arts Council of Ireland – Bursary awards

The Arts Council of Ireland has announced bursaries in the following disciplines:
• Dance bursary award
• Visual arts bursary award
• YPCE bursary award
• Literature bursary award
• Street arts and spectacle bursary award
• Opera bursary award


The closing date is the 14th of July, 2011.

You can download the guidelines as a PDF or as a large format Word doc at www.artscouncil.ie or email: awards@artscouncil.ie
The Arts Council / Create: Artist in the community scheme

Closing date: 27 June, 2011

Maximum awarded: €10000

This scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme covers all artforms: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.

There are two phases to the Artist in the Community (AIC) scheme:

Phase one, Research and Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is €1,000.
In addition, Phase One, Research & Development/Mentoring is open to artists who wish to develop a community-based project and who have identified an artist mentor they want to work with during the research and development phase. The maximum award is €1500, which includes €500 fee payable to the mentor.

Phase Two, Project Realisation, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations), planning a project of between 6 weeks and 5 months duration with a maximum award of €5000, and those who are planning a project of between 6 months and 9 months with a maximum award of €10,000.

Application forms are available online at http://www.create-ireland.ie/professional-development/artist-in-the-community-scheme-2011.html.

Further information
Katherine Atkinson,
Project Support & Professional Development
Email: support@create-ireland.ie.
Tel: 01 473 66 00
Fax: 01 473 6599
Web: www.create-ireland.ie

 

 

New Womens fund for ireland

The Women's Fund for Ireland
The Women's Fund for Ireland is a brand new fund here at The Foundation. Launched in April 2010 at a major seminar on women’s philanthropy in Dublin, The Women's Fund for Ireland fuels change in our communities by supporting the most innovative and positive solutions to the issues facing women in Ireland today. It’s mission is to encourage philanthropy among women, improve the lives of women through social change grantmaking, and educate the entire community about the benefits to society when the potential of women is realised.
Initially, it has two main focus areas; Measures aimed at Preventing Violence Against Women, and Measures Empowering Women to take Leadership roles. As the fund grows, these areas will be reviewed and/or expanded.
Round 2 Closing Date 31st May 2011
Click here for the Women's Fund Full Criteria
Click here for the Women's Fund Application Form
 

 

Funding opporutnities CRC

Find out About Funding Opportunities with the Community Relations Council and Rural Community Network
‘Beyond Belfast - Contested Spaces in Urban, Rural and Cross Border Settings’. Monday 4th April – Bridge Street Resource Centre, Cavan.
Registration at 6.30pm with light refreshments and close at 9pm. This event is part hosted by the Rural Enabler Programme which is a PEACE III Funded Project
To register, contact Teresa McKiernan on 028 8676 6670 or email teresa@ruralcommunitynetwork.org.

 

 

Cavan Community Grants

Cavan Community Grants
Small grants of up to €1000 are available for community organisations who are registered with Cavan Community Forum. For further information, contact Kathleen Lynch on 049 4378577.

Click here to download the community grants application form.
 

 

Sir George Quigley Awards

Ulster Bank Sir George Quigley Award.
The aim is to encourage practical work leading to sustainability in community and voluntary endeavour. Groups in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland may apply.
Scheme Details
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Ulster Bank's Community Investment Programme focuses on the themes of "Youth education and social inclusion" as the company acknowledges its responsibility to meet the needs of the communities in which it operates, through education and sponsorship. The successful organisation will receive €10,000 (or Sterling equivalent) to implement their plans.
Visit the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland website for full details.
 

 

Life and Env Awards

Life+ Environment Awards
This scheme supports technological projects that offer significant environmental benefits. This part of LIFE+ also helps projects that improve the implementation of EU environmental legislation, that build the environmental policy knowledge base, and that develop environmental information sources through monitoring.
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Over €60,000
This scheme supports technological projects that offer significant environmental benefits, for example process or efficiency improvements. This part of LIFE+ also helps projects that improve the implementation of EU environmental legislation, that build the environmental policy knowledge base, and that develop environmental information sources through monitoring (including forest monitoring). Projects can be co-financed up to a level of 50
Proposals must be presented by entities registered in the Member States of the European Union being public and/or private bodies, actors and institutions.
Visit the Life+ website for full application details.

Email: brian.earley@environ.ie ; Website:
http://www.environ.ie/en/

 

 

Cavan Conservation Grants

Conservation Grant Scheme aimed at owners or caretakers of structures which are protected due to their architectural, historical, social, cultural and technical interest to undertake conservation work.
Contact Ann Marie Curley on 049 4338614 amcurley@cavancoco.ie
 

 

Cavan Arts Office

There are small grants available for arts projects.
Contact the Arts Office, Farnham Centre, Farnham St, Cavan. Tel 049 4378548. artsoffice@cavancoco.ie
 

 

Cavan VEC Grants

The grants provided are to enable disadvantaged adults to avail of community education at minimal or no cost. If you are interested in developing education and training programmes suited to the learning needs of your group please contact:
Gemma Brady Community Education Facilitator Co. Cavan VEC Unit 12, 2nd Floor Church View Sq Cavan
Tel: 049 437 7562 Email: cef@cavanvec.ie
 

 

RDC Integrating Communities programme reopens

‘Integrating Communities’ is a programme of support managed by the RDC and funded by the International Fund for Ireland. It is designed to facilitate community organisations that wish to co operate on a cross community basis to work on issues of common interest.

The programme will target up to 46 community organisations willing to work in partnership from across Northern Ireland and the border counties. It will provide a range of training, mentoring and support to help groups develop their respective partnerships (approximately 23 partnerships) with a view to then jointly delivering a small project.
Following completion of the above support activities, small grants of up to a maximum of £5,000/€6,000 will be available to partnered organisations to implement a small project which will benefit both their communities.
Partners who successfully complete the programme will then have the opportunity to submit a further joint project application for consideration by the International Fund for Ireland. This will build on the outcomes of the small project and must include a strong, active and sustainable reconciliation aspect. Funding for the larger projects will be capped at £100,000 and groups must be in a position to make a 5% community contribution.
The programme is now open and RDC would encourage communities interested in making an application to contact the Integrating communities programme staff for further information:
Yvonne Breen, John Kelly or Kirsty Lancashire, Tel: +44 (0)28 8676 6980
Email: klancashire@rdc.org.uk Website: www.rdc.org.uk/integrating
 

 

Youth Grants

Co. Cavan Vocational Education Committee operates a Pilot Local Youth Club Grant Scheme. The Scheme is open to clubs/organisations in Co. Cavan that have youth work as their primary focus. The scheme is funded by the Department of Education and Science from the proceeds of the National Lottery.
Co. Cavan VEC, Administrative Offices, Church View Square, Cavan. Tel :(049) 4331044, Fax :(049) 4331467
 

 

Drugs

North East Regional Drugs Task Force
Grants Available for
• Training for community workers
• Creative and articistic community projects
• Once off capital items
• Community regeneration
• Youth groups
• Ethnic groups
Contact Sean O’Connor at drugtaskforce@mailb.hse.ie. Tel 071 9852000
 

 

Sustainable Energy Ireland

Greener homes, warmer homes, insulation grants, commercial, woodchip boilers, solar, electric cars, energy efficiency. www.seai.ie
Contact: p: 1850 734 734 f: (01) 808 2013 greenerhomes@sei.ie
 

 

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funds work which will contribute to the ongoing development of a just and peaceful society in the island of Ireland. The trust is interested in supporting work in either jurisdiction, or on a cross-border basis, or at an all-Ireland level. Grants can range from a few hundred euros to more than €100,000 over 3 years.
Contact:Tel: +44(0)1904 627810 Website: www.jrct.org.uk E-mail: info@jrctorg.uk
 

 

Katherine Howard Foundation (KHF)

The Katherine Howard Foundation is an independent grant-making Foundation whose particular emphasis is on the support of the community projects and initiatives. The Foundation supports organisations and projects related to work in disadvantaged areas throughout Ireland, with Co. Wexford and South Wicklow given particular consideration. KHF concentrates on giving a small grant to projects where it will make an impact and the Foundation therefore looks favourably towards start-up projects and to those that might be co-funded from other sources.
Contact: Tel: 01 4531861 E-mail: info@khf.ie
 

 

St Stephens Green Trust

Grants will be made to organisations working in 3 specific areas. They are homelessness, prisoners / ex-prisoners and Travellers. St Stephen's Green Trust is a grant-giving organisation which supports organisations working in Ireland to improve the lives of people who are affected by poverty/disadvantage and social exclusion. The Trust operates on a 32-county basis.

The Trust will consider project or core costs. If core costs are being requested, the applicant will need to make a case for sustaining these costs in future years. The Trust generally makes one-off annual grants, although 2 year applications may be successful in particular circumstances.

Grants levels are generally from 1,000 to 12,000. In 2008 the average grant was 5,200. In 2010, the Trust is only inviting applications from organisations with annual income below 500,000.

The Trust accepts applications from voluntary or community organisations, with a CHY or XR (NI) number. If the number is pending or if there is no charitable status, the Trust will require information on the legal status of the organisation. If your group does not have any legal status, a strong case will need to be made for funding the organisation.

Application forms are not freely available. This is to ensure organisations meet the criteria before writing the application. If you feel your organisation is eligible, please contact the Trust giving brief details of the project and an application form will be sent to you.
http://www.ssgt.ie/site/xhtml/generalcriteria.html
 

 

CARDI Ageing Research Grants Programme

The full terms of reference, invitation to submit a proposal and the PAR8 form are available at www.cardi.ie/grantprogramme. The full application form will be emailed to people, who submit the PAR8 form.
Details of the 14 projects already funded by CARDI are on our website: www.cardi.ie Click the funding button at the top of the home page.

For more information please contact Paul McGill, Strategic Research Officer, CARDI, on 0044 28 9069 0066 or 00353 867 904 158; email paul@cardi.ie
 

 

Arts and Disability Awards

The Arts and Disability Awards provide financial support for individual disabled artists living in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, working across all artforms.
Deadlines: May and November each year
http://www.activelink.ie/ce/active.php?id=3361
 

 

Arts Council – Artist in the Community Scheme

The Arts Council
Updated on: 18 Aug 2010
The Artist in the Community scheme provides funding to enable artists and communities to work together on projects of interest to the local area.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Funding Source:
Statutory
Cash Type:
Revenue
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland. The Council recognises that the arts have a central and distinctive contribution to make to society.
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/interest to work together on projects. The scheme covers all art forms.
http://www.create-ireland.ie/professional-development/artist-in-the-community-scheme.html
 

 

B&Q One Planet Living Grants

Updated on: 29 Jun 2010
This in-kind scheme provides B&Q materials to local organisations involved in the projects involving environmental/energy saving; natural habitats/wildlife; or local culture/heritage.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
In Kind
Funding Source:
Corporate
Cash Type:
Capital
Revenue
The B&Q One Planet Living (OPL) Grants are one way in which B&Q are introducing the idea of One Planet Living to their customers and their communities. By offering grants to motivated community groups, B&Q can begin the move towards a change in our society and a one-planet not three-planet way of life.

B&Q is working in partnership with environmental impact experts BioRegional, who have developed this global initiative based on ten guiding principles with WWF to become a One Planet business, and B&Q is aiming to help its customers do the same in their homes and communities.

Through the OPL Grant scheme, schools, community groups and charitable organisations can apply to B&Q for funding to support a local community project. The OPL Grants offer between £50 and £250 of B&Q materials for projects supporting one of the following themes: Save Energy, Conserve Nature, Support local culture and heritage. Grow your own http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/corporate/content/environment_ethics/ethics/community/grants.jsp
 

 

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia
Updated on: 18 Jun 2010
Currently closed
Patagonia give at the grassroots level to innovative groups overlooked or rejected by other corporate donors. Patagonia funds activists who take radical and strategic steps to protect habitat, wilderness and biodiversity. Patagonia's European funding includes Ireland.
http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2942
 

 

National Lottery Grant Scheme

Department of Health and Children
Updated on: 15 Jul 2010
The Department of Health and Children allocates funds to Health Agencies and other similar organisations providing a range of services.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Over €60,000
Funding Source:
Central Government
Cash Type:
Capital
Revenue
The Department of Health and Children allocates funds to Health Agencies and other similar organisations providing a range of services including:
• Services for the Elderly
• Services for the Intellectually Disabled
• Child Care Services
• Public Health Services
• Services for the Physically Disabled
• Health Board Services
• Health Promotion
• Building, Equipping and Furnishing of Health Facilities (Capital Expenditure)
• Amount of fund
2010 Allocation = €3,786,000
Eligibility
Any Health/Children’s agency or Charity that has a relevant charitable status number or tax reference number is eligible to apply.
http://www.dohc.ie/other_health_issues/lottery_grants/
 

 

Arthur Guinness Fund

Diageo Ireland
Updated on: 30 Oct 2009
The Arthur Guinness Fund awards programme has been set up with the aim of supporting and empowering social entrepreneurs, who have projects and initiatives that are innovative, impactful and sustainable, for the benefit of communities across Ireland.
Scheme Details
Status:
Closed
Grant Range:
Up to €60,000
Over €60,000
Funding Source:
Corporate
Cash Type:
Revenue
Exclusions:
http://www2.guinness.com/en-row/
 

 

IFI Community Leadership Programme

The International Fund for Ireland's (IFI) Community Leadership Programme, delivered by NICVA, is an innovative training and learning programme which aims to strengthen the leadership capacities of groups.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Capital
Revenue
Exclusions:
http://www.wheel.ie/news/ifi-community-leadership-programme-opens
 

 

Heritage Council - Heritage Education, Community and Outreach Grant 2011

Updated on: 30 Aug 2010
The objective of this scheme is to support fresh approaches and initiatives that link heritage to communities, promoting active engagement with heritage and its appreciation by the public.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Funding Source:
Statutory
This scheme supports:
• production of high-quality publications on heritage topics of national significance
• exhibitions, conferences, seminars or training programmes
• knowledge services and the use of new media
• opportunities for active enjoyment of heritage, through the use of art, drama and recreation
• initiatives that add value to existing institutional activities.
http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/grants/
 

 

Community Foundation for Ireland - Grassroots Grants

Updated on: 08 Mar 2010
This grant scheme provides funding to projects that have a particular focus on carers, older people, people living in institutions, sexual and ethnic minorities, and families at risk.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Funding Source:
Trust
The Community Foundation for Ireland works with community and voluntary groups in the Republic of Ireland. Through the Grassroots Grants Scheme it aims to support the disadvantaged in our communities by providing small grants for specific projects that will contribute to alleviating isolation and disadvantage. Since 2000, the scheme has supported hundreds of groups in this way.
The Grassroots Grants Scheme has allowed us to build links and forge relationships with those working at grassroots level in Irish society. The outcomes we learn from projects we fund give us a bank of knowledge and a unique perspective on the issues of greatest concern within the sector. To see the impact we have had in each county in Ireland with these grants please view our Grants Impact Map
Grant Aid will normally be in the range of €1,000 to €1,500. In some instances grant aid may cover larger amounts to the value of €5,000
The focus of the Grassroots Grants scheme
• Support areas of work that are not currently well supported by the State.
• target areas of work where a small grant can create a new opportunity or obvious additionality
• be relevant to urban and rural areas.
http://www.communityfoundation.ie/grants/
 

 

Community Foundation for Ireland - The Ray Murphy Fund

Updated on: 28 Jun 2010
The Ray Murphy Fund was established to provide training grants to managers of non-profit organisations.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Cash Type:
Revenue
Grant Total Annual:
€20,000 for 2008
Exclusions:
• Fund is only available towards managers in the non-profit sectors
• The fund will not issue grants retrospectively
The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) established The Ray Murphy Fund in memory of the support given by the late Ray Murphy to both the philanthropic sector and to the Community Foundation.
The fund has been set up to assist and encourage managers within the community and voluntary sectors to access leadership education and training. The Community Foundation will contribute €200,000 to the fund over the next 10 years.

The Ray Murphy Fund will make grants to build leadership within the community sector for the next 10 years, 2008 - 2017. The grants will be for a maximum of €4,000 each and 5 grants will be awarded per year. The fund is envisaged to assist people managing organizations within the community and voluntary sector access leadership education or training.
http://www.foundation.ie/our-grants/apply-for-other-grants
 

 

New Grant Scheme for the Development of Community Gardens and Allotments in Dublin CFI

Dublin: Tuesday, 14th September 2010: Do you have a green space lying idle? No money to do anything with it? Why not turn it into a community garden? A new fund entitled ‘The Community Growers Fund’ established at The Community Foundation for Ireland is set to assist unemployed people by getting them involved in the development of community allotments or gardens. The fund which is being created by The Mount Street Club Trust (MSCT) will provide grants to groups who have the capacity to work with the unemployed and can provide space for the development of a garden. The Community Foundation which is an experienced philanthropic and grant making organisation is assisting in this part of the fund.

Grants ranging from €1,000 to €10,000 will be available to help establish new Community Gardens and also to improve existing ones. The scheme is targeted at helping unemployed people to give them the opportunity to learn a new skill and to become active within their communities. The Mount Street Club Trust (MSCT), an organisation which has a history of assisting the unemployed in the Dublin area has joined forces with The Community Foundation for Ireland and also ‘Grow it Yourself (GIY)’ who will provide expertise and advice for groups looking to develop a community garden.

The scheme is now open for applications and both the application form and the full criteria are available from CFI. The first round of applications closes on 29th October 2010. The Community Foundation will host an Information Event for interested parties on the 4th October. The services and expertise of GIY Ireland, a national network of gardeners’ groups will be engaged by The Community Foundation and will provide the project with a Gardening Expert. The Gardening Expert will be on hand to offer advice and assist applicants. Applications will be assessed by The Community Foundation with the assistance of the Gardening Expert, who will visit the sites of shortlisted applicants to assess the suitability of proposed projects
http://www.foundation.ie/our-grants/apply-for-other-grants
 

 

Church of Ireland Priorities Fund


Church of Ireland
Updated on: 30 Jul 2009
The objective of the Priorities Fund is to raise and distribute money, on behalf of the Church of Ireland, to various worthy projects within the island of Ireland.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Capital
Revenue
At the present time the following categories under which applications are considered are being used but it is possible that these will change in the future. There is also a category entitled 'Outreach Initiatives', which is for a 3 year period 2007-2009, to encourage creative and innovative projects, which reach out to the communities our parishes serve.
• Ministry
• Retirement
• Education
• Community
• Areas of Need
• Outreach Initiatives
To date over 1,200 projects have received grants from the Priorities Fund amounting to over €12.5 million. Contributions to the fund to date amount to €13,441,226.
http://www.priorities.ireland.anglican.org/
 

 

FARM Sabina Fund


Farm Animal Rights Movement
Updated on: 30 Mar 2010
The Sabina Fund awards small grants for the promotion of a plant-based diet and respect for animals in countries across the world.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Capital
Revenue
Since 1999, FARM has awarded small grants to nearly 150 grassroots groups for promoting a plant-based diet and respect for animals in the US and 30 other countries. The Fund honors the memory of FARM President Alex Hershaft's mother, Sabina.
The $500-1,000 grants have produced amazing efforts by creative, dedicated folks who donate their time, talent, and tenacity and require only minimal seed grants to get started.
Example of Irish organisation that has received a Sabina Fund grant - Sunrise Education Trust.
http://www.sabinafund.org/
 

 

Whitley Awards


Whitley Laing Foundation
Updated on: 11 Aug 2010
This award scheme was created to provide funding and public recognition for the conservation groups from around the world. May be most suitable for Irish NGO's with developing world partners.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Capital
Revenue
Exclusions:
Undergraduate and school–level expeditions are not eligible.
Whitley Awards are awarded at the Whitley Awards Ceremony, hosted by our patron, HRH The Princess Royal. The Ceremony is held annually at the Royal Geographical Society, and usually takes place in April.
Their scope of interest has in the past included, but is not limited to: protecting endangered ecosystems and species, promoting sustainability, and influencing environmental policies.
A Whitley Award is a top nature conservation prize, designed to provide the winner with:
• International recognition that enhances their credibility
• Worldwide media visibility for their project
• Financial support to pursue their ongoing conservation work
• A supportive international network of other Whitley Award winners and Friends through which to solicit advice and support.
http://www.whitleyaward.org/
 

 

Youth in Action, 2007 - 2013

Leargas
Updated on: 09 Aug 2010
Youth in Action is the EU Programme in the field of youth implemented from January 2007 until December 2013 with a total budget of €885million. It provides funding opportunties to youth-based projects under a number of themes.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Over €60,000
Funding Source:
European Union
Cash Type:
Revenue
Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU's borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background: Youth in Action is a Programme for all.
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/youth/funding/2010/index_en.php
 

 

BAI - Sound & Vision II: Television

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)
Updated on: 10 Mar 2010
The Sound and Vision II Scheme for television provides funding for the production of new programmes in the areas of Irish culture, heritage and adult literacy.
Scheme Details
Status:
Open
Grant Range:
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Over €60,000
Funding Source:
Statutory
Cash Type:
Revenue
The core objective of Sound & Vision II is to increase public access at national, local and community level to high-quality television and sound broadcasting programmes in English and Irish which explore the themes of Irish culture, heritage and experience, in contemporary or historic contexts.
http://www.bai.ie/funding_sound_vision.html
 

 

Ulster Bank Sir George Quigley Award

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
Updated on: 19 Mar 2010
The aim is to encourage practical work leading to sustainability in community and voluntary endeavour. Groups in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland may apply.
Scheme Details
Status:
Closed
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Revenue
Ulster Bank's Community Investment Programme focuses on the themes of "Youth education and social inclusion" as the company acknowledges its responsibility to meet the needs of the communities in which it operates, through education and sponsorship.
The Award Fund was launched in 2002 to recognise the contribution of Sir George Quigley over 13 years as Chairman of Ulster Bank Group. Its aim is to encourage practical work leading to sustainability in community and voluntary endeavour.
The successful organisation will receive €10,000 (or Sterling equivalent) to implement their plans.
http://group.ulsterbank.com/about-us/corporate-sustainability/community-programmes/sir-george-quigley.ashx
 

 

Energy Globe Awards

Energy Globe
Updated on: 28 Jun 2010
This is the worlds largest environmental prize and is the "World Award for Sustainability" and presented in the categories earth, fire (energy), water and air as well as in the special category youth.
Scheme Details
Status:
Closed
Grant Range:
Up to €5,000
Up to €60,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Capital
Revenue
The Energy Globe is awarded to projects from all over the world which make careful and economical use of resources and employ alternative energy sources.
The ENERGY GLOBE is awarded annually in the realm of a huge television gala that is broadcast worldwide to some three billion households. The gala has already taken place in Japan, Canada and (a special honor for the environmental prize) in the Plenary Hall of the European Parliament in Brussels. Prominent guests who presented awards have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Peter Falk (Columbo), Robin Gibb (Bee Gees), Martin Sheen and Nigel Kennedy.
The World ENERGY GLOBE Award in each category is endowed with €10,000. Winners are also presented a 17 kg bronze statue and a certificate.
Submissions are invited from a wide array of groups, including: individuals, companies, multinational corporations, innovators, organisations, NGOs, associations, communities, cities and governments.
Categories
The award categories are as follows:
1. Earth - Earth is our home and the only planet we know on which we can live. This planet provides us with everything we need in terms of living, heating, electricity, food and clothing. More and more people are living on this planet and ever more people utilize its natural resources and recreation areas, often excessively and without thinking about the future. Therefore conservational and sustainable treatment of our planet and its resources is the order of the day. Any measures that contribute to this effort can be submitted in this category, including projects on topics such as building materials, buildings, energy plants, and traffic.
2. Fire - Fire represents energy, a topic that commands everyone’s attention nowadays. Energy means progress and comfort on the one hand but pollution and climate change on the other. Over millennia humans have utilized various fuels, some of which are available only in limited supply: our oil reserves will be depleted in a few decades, while plants and trees, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power and solar power are renewable sources that do not harm the climate. Projects that involve energy production, the use of renewable fuels, energy distribution and transport, energy utilization, and energy optimization and thereby achieve optimized efficiency and sustainability can be submitted in this category.
3. Water - All life began in water, and without water there can be no life. Millions of people worldwide experience this dilemma daily, while millions of other people thoughtlessly waste or pollute this lifeblood of nature. The battle over distribution of water has long since begun, and war is its consequence. Conservational utilization of this resource on the part of all people accompanied by innovative technologies can make water available to everyone. Any measures that contribute in this direction can be submitted for an Energy Globe. This includes projects in areas such as drinking water supply, domestic water, irrigation, protection of waterways, shipping, and avoidance and treatment of waste water.
4. Air - Air is an element of life that always surrounds us and without which we could not survive for more than a few minutes. Thanks to the clever concept of nature, clean air is provided by trees and plants. Humans and animals need clean air to breathe, and air serves as the carrier for water that returns to the earth. However, air is also the bearer of climate change. The element air best symbolizes the unification of the cycles of nature. Any measures that contribute to improving air quality, including the avoidance of CO2 emissions, can participate in the Energy Globe. This includes projects involving optimization of combustion processes, reduction of greenhouse gases or emissions, indoor air quality, etc.
5. Youth - Young people of today are the architects of the world of tomorrow. What they learn today, they can apply tomorrow for the benefit of our environment. The knowledge of older generations and the good ideas of young people serve as the best combination toward this end. Any measures that promote sustainable thinking and action on the part of young people and any actions that young people implement for the benefit of our environment can be submitted for an Energy Globe in the category Youth.
http://www.energyglobe.com/en/award/
 

 

Christian Brothers Edmund Rice Trust

Updated on: 01 Apr 2010
This scheme provides funding to projects focusing on the alleviation of poverty, those engaged in the provision of education, leadership or development or research initiatives.
Scheme Details
Status:
Closed
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Up to €5,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Revenue
The Christian Brothers' Edmund Rice Fund was established in 1996 to mark the beatification of Edmund Rice.
Among the projects it will assist are :
• The alleviation of poverty
• The training of teachers, parents, youth leaders or others engaged in the provision of education, leadership or development
• Research into educational disadvantage, school effectiveness, youth leadership and religious development of young people.
• Educational facilities.
The Trustees require progress reports on projects in January and annual reports in June. Failure to submit reports will delay further payment of grants.
 

 

DEHLG - Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund


Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Updated on: 09 Jun 2010
The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.
Scheme Details
Status:
Closed
Grant Range:
Up to €1,000
Funding Source:
Central Government
Cash Type:
Revenue
The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. The Fund has operated in various forms since 1997 when 65 projects received funding. In 2008 the number of projects funded reached 387.
http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/media/LA21%20EPF%20-%20Application%20Form%202010.pdf
 

 

Sportscover - Supporting Sport in the Community


Updated on: 10 Aug 2010
Sportscover's desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) as an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sports men and women, striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports.
Up to €1,000
Funding Source:
Trust / Foundation
Cash Type:
Revenue
Sportscover is one of the world's leading specialist sports and leisure insurers. We provide a range of quality insurance policies specifically designed for sport and leisure.
Since Sportscover was first established we have recognised the importance of supporting grass roots sport. Sport is a central part of most communities and provides a number of social and personal benefits. So we feel that it is right for us to provide help in a number of ways. Here are just some of the ways in which we are involved in giving back to sport.
Sportscover's desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) as an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sports men and women, striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports. Over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $50,000 in $1000 grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations.
There will be 3 rounds of grants:
• 1 June 2010 - 31 July 2010 $750USD X 7 (or equivalent local currency)
• 1 August 2010 - 30 September 2010 $750USD X 7 (or equivalent local currency)
• 1 October 2010 - 30 November 2010 $750USD X 6 (or equivalent local currency)
http://www.irishjudoassociation.ie/news/item/340-2010-sportscover-sponsorship-fund
 

 

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