The Heart of the Community Fund

This is an immediate investment in the life of Ireland’s communities.

100% of your gift goes directly to community organizations

WE CAN INCREASE RESPONSE AND BUILD RESILIENCE

WE CAN PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT AT A LOCAL LEVEL

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Heart of the Community Fund


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The Ireland Funds is proud to announce the launch of the Heart of the Community Fund, which will provide critical and timely funding to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

THE NEEDS IN IRELAND TODAY

Due to the challenges of COVID-19, communities around Ireland have become more isolated than ever before. Through our response funding and support over the last year, we saw time and time again the strength of local communities during these extraordinary times. Local community leaders are at the heart of their community. They know what the needs are and are already on the ground delivering support.

These people are at the heart of their communities. We want to ensure that they get the urgent support that they need and know they are not alone.

ENGAGE

We know the needs are urgent. This will be an open and broad call to communities across the island of Ireland.

ASSESS

The expertise of our Grants Team will identify the areas where your generosity will make the most impact.

SUPPORT

Immediate help will be offered to qualifying organizations.

WHAT SIZE GRANTS WILL BE MADE?

€2,500 AND €5,000

We have seen that for many grassroots organizations a grant at this level can be game-changing. It also offers our donors an extraordinary opportunity to touch diverse needs across numerous communities.

 

As The Ireland Funds has responded to the COVID-19 challenges, it has not only been a chance for us to lead, but a chance for us to listen.

WE CAN PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT AT A LOCAL LEVEL

We see that in communities across Ireland, both rural and urban, local organizations are quietly working at a heartbeat level with those in need. These grassroots groups may not have huge resources, but they know when a family needs extra support or when a person up the road is isolated and needs someone to check in. They know because these are their neighbors and friends.

WE CAN INCREASE RESPONSE AND BUILD RESILIENCE

The Heart of the Community Fund will help these uniquely-placed organizations increase their response and bolster their resilience. Grants will not only assist with day-to-day operations, they will help groups plan for a post-pandemic environment.

In 2020 as the world faced the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ireland Funds established the COVID-19 Response Fund. Thanks to your generosity, over 40 organizations providing frontline services received emergency support.

Today, the Heart of the Community Fund is the next chapter of our commitment to communities in need.

 


100% of every gift to the Heart of the Community Fund goes directly to community organizations serving the greatest needs across the island of Ireland.

Donate Now

Make a Gift to support much-needed services to communities across Ireland.

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The Heart of the Community Fund brochure