The Ignite Fund: Social Innovation Fund Ireland

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The Ignite Fund is a €550,000 fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with several private philanthropists and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland from the Dormant Accounts Fund.


The objective of the Ignite Fund is to spark meaningful social impact in communities across Ireland by providing support to some of the most innovative charities and social enterprises. We are seeking applications from organisations and projects who are ‘igniting’ impact in any of the four categories which are listed below:


Empowering Families: 

2 Awards packages available worth €75,000  to innovative projects working with families experiencing disadvantage. The Award is open to projects providing training and support to parents or guardians of children age 6-12 years, in order to develop their parental capacity.


Music To Impact Award:

2  Awards Packages available worth €55,000 for innovative projects using music as a means to enhance well-being or promote social inclusion for children, young people or adults.


Harnessing Ability Award:

1  Awards Package available worth €75,000 for organisations whose mission is to create economic opportunity for adolescents or adults with disabilities through innovative programmes that enhance skills, drive leadership potential and provide job opportunities.


Youth Resilience Award:

1  Awards Package available worth €75,000 for innovative projects focused on the mental health of young people in Ireland in the context of increasing social and digital media use. This award calls for projects focused on the safe and positive use of the internet.


The closing date for applications is Monday, May 6th 2019.

If you would like further any information on any of the awards please visit http://www.socialinnovation.ie/ignite-fund/ or alternatively give Ignite Fund Manager, Amy Power a call on 0896017450 or email at amy@socialinnovation.ie.

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