City workshop on funds open to local charities and non-profits

Galway Daily news Galway family syndicate

Social Innovation Fund Ireland is coming to Galway with a lunchtime event to discuss funding opportunities for local charities and social enterprise groups.

Galway’s charities and other organisations that work on behalf of their community can hear about the different funds which are open to them at this roadshow event in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at NUI Galway in early April.

Members of the team from Social Innovation Fund Ireland will be on hand to walk through the criteria and application process for different funds accepting applications right now over lunch.

The following open funds will be discussed at the lunchtime workshop:

Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund (€1.8 Million Fund)

  • Youth & Children Education Fund
  • Youth & Children Mental Health Fund
  • Ignite Fund (Awards of between €55,000 and €75,000):
  • Empowering Families (2 Awards)
  • Music to Impact (2 Awards)
  • Harnessing Ability (1 Award)
  • Youth Resilience (1 Award)

This free event is at the ILAS Centre in Newcastle on April 3, from 12-2pm.

Anyone interested in attending can register for a place here.

Social Innovation Fund Ireland was established by the government in 2015 to promote innovation in the non-profit sector.

Their mission statement reads “Our purpose is to support the best non-profits, charities and social enterprises in Ireland so that they can grow and reach more people who will benefit from their crucial work.”

All money raised by SIFI is matched by government money from the Dormant Accounts Funds.