The Ireland Funds is proud to announce the launch of the Heart of the Community Fund. This will provide critical and timely funding to a wide range of nonprofit organisations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
COVID-19 has placed local communities in the spotlight, with the resounding story emerging being one of communities understanding the changing needs of their residents and responding swiftly and effectively. The past 12 months have shown that the age-old adage of ‘the heart of the community’ is personified through the countless organisations across the island of Ireland working tirelessly to support some of the most vulnerable people through the crisis caused by this pandemic.
In light of this, The Ireland Funds is proud to announce the establishment of the Heart of the Community Fund, which aims to provide critical and timely funding to a wide range of not-for-profit and community organisations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Ireland Funds recognises the power of local communities to be able to identify the need and we trust community leaders to let us know where we can best support these communities during these particularly challenging times.
The Heart of the Community Fund offers awards up to €5,000 for small, not-for-profits and community organisations with an annual turnover of less than €/£500,000.
Awards will be offered in the following 2 tiers:
*Please note that organisations may only apply for one tier of funding.
We anticipate that a large number of applications will be submitted so please carefully consider which tier is the appropriate level for your proposed application.
The Heart of the Community Fund will accept applications online from Thursday, March 18 until 3:00pm GMT on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.