The Ireland Funds: Applications Open for Small Grants Round 2016!

Deadline: 4 April 2016

The Ireland Funds is inviting applicants for its Small Grants Round in order to contribute needed funds to a wide range of organisations working across the 32 counties of Ireland.

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The Ireland Funds invests in local communities by supporting initiatives that contribute to:

  • Positive mental and physical health
  • Community integration
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Economic development
  • Sport and leisure opportunities
  • Protection of the natural environment


  • Arts & Culture
    • Promoting Culture and Heritage
  • Community Development
    • Investing in Ireland’s Communities
    • Assisting Disadvantaged Youth
    • Promoting Philanthropy in Ireland
    • Assisting the Elderly or Forgotten Irish
  • Education
    • Providing Access to Education
  • Peace & Reconciliation
    • Supporting a Shared Future for Northern Ireland

Grants Information

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The maximum amount that can be requested is €10,000, or £8,000 for organisations based in Northern Ireland. Projects seeking larger grant amounts will not be considered through the Small Grants Round.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only not-for-profit and charitable organisations can apply for funding. Grants will not be made to individuals.
  • Organisations may submit only one application.
  • Applications must only be submitted electronically through our website. Hard copy or emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • Only organisations based within the 32 counties of Ireland are eligible to apply.
  • The project or activity for which you are seeking funding should take place primarily within the 32 counties of Ireland.
  • Grants will not be made to organisations for projects which have completed, or for the repayment of debt.
  • Applicants must be able to supply a copy of the organisation’s Constitution or Memorandum of Articles of Association and the most recent set of Audited Accounts, if applicable, or bank statements.
  • Applications must be received by the deadline set on the website. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit The Ireland Funds.