The Ireland Funds Great Britain Announces 2018 Grant Round

30th October, 2018 : Great Britain

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The Ireland Funds Great Britain (IFGB) has announced that its 2018 Grant Round will open on 31 October. The objective of the Grant Round is to contribute much needed funds to organisations across Great Britain and the island of Ireland with projects supporting:
• community development
• culture
• peace and reconciliation
• education

Not-for-profit and charitable organisations with an annual income of less than €/£1,000,000 may apply to IFGB for a grant to support their work to deliver their charitable objectives. Grants will not be made to individuals and the maximum amount that can be applied for is €/£10,000.

Deadline for submission of applications is the 23rd November 2018. For information about making an application please visit

Since 2007, IFGB has offered grants totalling £1m. Following is the list of the 26 organisations that were awarded grants in 2017:
• Anam Cara
• Birmingham Irish Association
• Brain Injury Matters NI
• Coventry Irish Society
• Feith an Cheoil School of Traditional Irish Music
• GIY (Grow it Yourself)
• icap (Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy)
• IMDL – The Trad Gathering Youth Project
• Irish Community Care Liverpool
• Irish Community Care Manchester
• Irish Diaspora Foundation
• Irish Elderly Advice Networks
• Irish Film London
• Irish Heritage Limited
• Irish Pensioners Choir
• Leicester & Leicestershire Irish Forum
• Level Water
• Lewisham Irish Community Centre
• Links Outreach CIC
• Liverpool Irish Centre
• London Irish Centre
• ReCreate
• Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
• St Ultans Primary School
• The Aisling Project
• The Shona Project

Notes for editors

About The Ireland Funds

The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network and grant-making organisation established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries, including Great Britain, The Ireland Funds has raised over £500 million globally for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,200 different organizations. Funds are raised through donations and regular fundraising initiatives.
30th Anniversary Celebration

2018 is a milestone year for The Ireland Funds Great Britain as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the chapter’s foundation. Earlier this year, Rory Godson, CEO, Powerscourt Ltd was appointed Chair of the Board. On the 29th November, supporters of The Ireland Funds will gather for a celebration dinner at One Great George Street to mark the 30th anniversary. A number of individuals will be honoured at the event including one of the founders of The Ireland Funds, Sir Anthony O’Reilly, Mary Robinson, formerly President of Ireland and Sean Mulryan, CEO of Ballymore Group.

Further information regarding grant applications:
Katie Norris, Grants Manager, Email:, Tel: 00 353 1 662 7878

Further information about The Ireland Funds Great Britain
Katie Jemmett, Director, Email:, Tel: 00 44 203 096 7897