Overview of The Ireland Funds Grant making
Over the last 40 years, The Ireland Funds has supported over 3,200 non-profit organizations across the island of Ireland working in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education and Peace & Reconciliation.
In addition to facilitating a significant number of Donor Advised Grants, The Ireland Funds also operate two competitive grant rounds each year—the Small Grant Round and the Flagship Grant Round. We also provide non-financial support including grant workshops, fundraising advice and training.
The Flagship Grant Round
Submit a Letter of Inquiry from Monday, 9th April to Friday, 27th April 2018
- The Ireland Funds Flagship Grant Round provides grants for core funding, capacity building or programme costs for non-profit organisations working within one of our key programme areas.
- The Flagship Grant investment is a highly competitive funding round and successful Flagship grantees will receive multi-annual funding of up to €/£100,000 over a two year period.
- The purpose of this round is to improve the quality and sustainability of existing programmes, or to help scale initiatives that are already having an impact.
Flagship Grants Overview
The Small Grant Round
Applications are closed for 2018. Thank you to all who applied.
The Small Grant Round supports non-profit and community organizations across the island of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This fund offers grant funding under €7,000/£7,000 for smaller community organizations and for organizations that have not previously been supported by The Ireland Funds.
Grants Workshops and Feedback
Our Grant Workshops are finished for 2018. See the Workshops & Resources section for more info.
The Ireland Funds support non-profit organisations by delivering grants workshops in locations around Ireland and Northern Ireland. These workshops are particularly beneficial for organisations that are new to The Ireland Funds. Workshops are free to attend and cover:
- The Ireland Funds’ grant-making process
- Our programme areas and funding priorities
- Examples of strong versus weak applications
- Tips on what makes a competitive application for both funding rounds
Donor Advised Grants
The majority of grants are made possible through Donor Advised Grants, whereby donors are introduced to projects by The Ireland Funds that match their interests.
If your organization has questions about Donor Advised Grants, please contact our Grants Team representative, Ciara McConnell.