Deadline approaching for charities to apply for €10,000 grants

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Charities in Galway have been reminded to apply for grants of €10,000 or more in the Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards before the application deadline on Friday, 5 August.

The Movement for Good Awards is giving away a further €500,000 to support charity projects across the country that have a lasting impact on communities.

In June, 250 €1,000 awards were donated. A further 250 grants of €1,000 will be awarded in September 120 in December.

The larger €10,000 grant application is open to charities supporting education and skills, rural or community development, heritage, arts or culture, climate or environment, and human rights or equality.

In 2021, Dublin-based charity Common Ground and Sligo charity Kids’ Own both received a €10,000 grant to fund great projects.

This year Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland is inviting more charities to apply. The funding can be used within three years and for a blend of project and core funding costs.

Siobhán Geoghegan, Director at Common Ground, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to hear we were one of the winners of the Movement for Good Awards 2021.

“Winning €10,000 made a huge difference to the work we do locally. The grant also came at a perfect time as we had been navigating a difficult period following the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

David Lane, Managing Director for Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland, said that through the larger grants, they are actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward.

“As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do.

“We hope to see a number of strong applications from Ireland between now and the 5th of August, so we can continue to help charities at a time when they need it most.”

In June, 250 €1,000 awards were donated. A further 250 €1,000 grants will be awarded in September and a further 120 €1,000 grants will be given away in December.

For more information and an application guide which details how to apply for the larger grants visit: www.movementforgood.com/largergrants