b'AUSTRALIAOur grant round in June 2020 totalled $248,323*IRISH SUPPORT AGENCYThe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt far and wide, and as a result, The Irish Support Agency in Australia experienced a signicant increase in requests from more than18,000 vulnerable Irish citizens living in Australia, most of them young individuals and families who fall outside any assistance from the Government and are struggling to fund their basic needs. The Ireland Funds Australia are committed to supporting worthwhile causes in Ireland and here in Australia and supported the ISAs fundraising initiative with a$10,000donation to help Irish people in need in Australia.NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CULINARY INSTITUTEWith the support of the then Ambassador to Ireland Richard Andrews and The Ireland Funds Australia, amongst others, the chefs cooked In 2019, four talented youngin restaurants throughout West Cork and at indigenous chefs from Australiasspecial gala dinners in Dublin, using Australian National Indigenous Culinary Instituteindigenous ingredients such as kangaroo, were invited to attend the famouspepper berry and nger lime and exchanging international food festival in Ireland culinary and cultural ideas that will only help A Taste of West Cork.to strengthen our nations special bonds.NORTHERN IRELANDSince our inception The Ireland Funds Australia has supportedprojectsin Northern Ireland. This year, with the help of The Australian Young Leaders, we continued that support to impactfulprojectssuch as:YOUTH ACTIONFIGHTING WORDS SUASwho work with young people in Northern Irelandwhich uses the creative practice ofwho are launching their literacy interventions in and border counties tot ackle inequalities;writing and storytelling toNorthern Ireland in late 2020. Through theirproven improve their life chances; inspire themstrengthen children and young peopleliteracy and numeracy education modelsas activists and contribute to ourishingto beresilientandsuccessfulthey have beenproviding 1:1 supportto children communities in a peaceful, shared society. shapers of their own lives. across DEIS schools in Ireland since 2002.SCHOLARSHIPSAs part of our commitment to supporting importantprojectsof education, The Ireland Funds Australia has been able to provide the following scholarships:NO MIND LEFT BEHIND UCD SCHOOL OF MEDICINEwhich gives promising young people from areas of severesocialvia a generous donor-advised grant, a Masters of Science in Clinical disadvantage access to an annual scholarship to enter third-leveland Translational Research bursary has been established at UCD, education and covers the cost ofbooks, accommodationaiming to train the next generation of investigators who willlead and other key expenses.With the help of one of our generouscutting edge clinical research into the future .This donors, scholarships were given to help 3 worthy students from hisbursary will be available for many years to come and will help former school, CBS James St, to full their undoubted potential. ensure novel interventions are developed to improve patients lives.connect 202075'