Guidelines

The Ireland Funds are pleased to announce
two Grants Programmes for 2014:

Flagship Investment Grant Round

CLOSED

The shortlist of applications will be announced in early July.

The Small Grant Round

 CLOSED

 Funding decisions will be announced in early July.

The Flagship Investments Grant Round will be open from 1st-30th April. Applications for amounts up to €75,000 may be submitted online and more detailed guidelines will be made available by March. Decisions will be approved at the end of September.

The Small Grant Round will be open from 1st-28th February. Applications for amounts up to €10,000 will be submitted online. Decisions will be approved at the end of June. 

Organisations may apply to only one Grant Programme so we would encourage you to read the Guidelines carefully before selecting.

Flagship Investment Grant Round

To be competitive in the Flagship Grant Round, applicants should have a track record of support from The Ireland Funds. Organisations that have not previously received funding from The Ireland Funds are encouraged to apply through the Small Grant Round first.  

To be eligible for the Flagship Investments Grant Round, applicants must
  • Submit a proposal by 30th April 2014 at 17.00GMT. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • Be a not-for-profit and charitable organisation. It is expected that applicant organisations will be incorporated as companies limited by guarantee with charitable tax exemption in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland.
  • Typically have an annual turnover of over €250,000.
  • Work within one of The Ireland Funds' key programme areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Community Development or Peace & Reconciliation. Please see Guidelines for more information.
  • If based in the Republic of Ireland, be signed up to the Fundraising Code of Practice (if applicable) and  show achievement or progress towards full compliance with the Governance Code. Applicants based in Northern Ireland are expected to be in the process of registering with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. 
  • Be able to provide copies of governing documents, most recent audited accounts and management accounts and a strategic plan.
  • Be willing to present an overview of the proposed idea to senior management and Board members of The Ireland Funds.
  • Be willing to host project visits from staff or donors and to provide quarterly reports to the Grants Office.

The Flagship Investment Grant Round will award grants between €25,000-€75,000 to organisations that can demonstrate their impact in their area of work and a solid track record of support. The application process and reporting requirements for this programme are very rigorous and applicants should ensure that they have the capacity to deliver the work as proposed. More detailed information will be available in the coming weeks but contact our Grants Team for more information at +35316627878.


Please study the following file before making an application.
   
    Flagship Investment Grant Round Guidelines Download PDF

    Flagship Investment Grant Round Application Questions
    Preview only - The application is made online

Download PDF


Grant Round Page



 

The Small Grant Round

Eligibility criteria for both Grants Programmes are below.

Organisations may apply to only one Grant Programme so we would encourage you to read the Guidelines carefully before selecting. 
To be eligible for the Small Grant Round, applicants must 
  • Complete the online application form by 28th February 2014 at 17.00GMT.
    Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • Be not-for-profit and charitable organisations. Grants will not be made to individuals.
  • Submit only one application.
  • Be based within the 32 counties of Ireland.
  • Submit a proposal for activities that fit within the key programme areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Community Development or Peace & Reconciliation. Please refer to Guidelines for more information.
  • Be willing to supply progress reports on how the grant has been applied.
  • Be able to provide a copy of the organisation's Constitution or Memorandum and Articles of Association and the most recent set of Audited Accounts, if applicable, or bank statements.
  • Be willing to host project visits from staff or donors.
  • Seek a specific sum of money.

The Small Grant Round offers grants under €10,000 primarily for specific projects, small organisations, pilot initiatives and organisations that have not received substantial funding from The Ireland Funds. The application process is relatively simple and the reporting requirements are proportional to the amount of funding awarded.


Please study the following 2 files before making an application.
 
Small Grant Round Guidelines Download PDF

Small Grant Round Preview of Questions

Download PDF



Grants Workshops

You can watch one of our workshops in the video

Please attend one of our Grants workshops.

See here for more information on dates and availablility
   


For information our Grants Programmes, please contact

 

The Ireland Funds in Dublin
T - (01) 662 7878
E - grantsinfo@irlfunds.org