Subscribing to Fundingpoint
Fundingpoint is an online database of funding grants for the Irish community and voluntary sector. Well stocked and meticulously researched, Fundingpoint does the research work so you don't have to!
Subscribing to Fundingpoint gives you one year's unlimited access to over 840 funding grants, along with dozens and dozens of funding deadlines. Subscribers also receive the exclusive Fundingpoint Subscribers Newsletter, which delivers all the key funding information direct to your inbox at the start of every month.
- Member of The Wheel, €125.00
- Other Community and Voluntary Organisations rate, €200.00 (incl. sports partnerships, etc).
- All Others (incl. private businesses, consultants)., €400.00
- Add Additional User to Your Subscription, €25.00
Fundingpoint for Councils
Fundingpoint can provide local councils with dedicated funding research in a format that is ideal for sharing and distributing directly to community and voluntary groups in your locale - learn more about the service here.
What is Fundingpoint? Why Subscribe?
An initiative of The Wheel, Fundingpoint is an online database of funding grants to which Irish community and voluntary groups may apply.
Funders... The funding grants listed in the Fundingpoint database come from a wide variety of sources, including central and local government / councils; statutory agencies; independent trusts; corporate foundations; and EU grants.
The majority of grants listed in the database come from Irish funders. However, there are a large number of funding grants that come from overseas funders. Regardless of their location, funders will only be listed in the Fundingpoint database so long as Irish organisations (which fit the funding criteria) are eligible to apply.
Deadlines... Another extremely useful and popular aspect of Fundingpoint is the Funding Diary. Essentially a calendar of deadlines for funding grants closing in the coming weeks and months (sometimes as much as dozens of deadlines in one particular month), this innovative tool allows fundraisers to stay on top of their funding schedule with the minimal amount of fuss.
Exclusive Newsletter Content... Subscribers to Fundingpoint also automatically receive the monthly Fundingpoint Subscribers Newsletter, packed with news and fundraising tips, this exclusive newsletter also lists all the funding grant deadlines for the coming month. This is yet another way Fundingpoint helps fundraisers to stay on top of dozens of funding grants in one easy-to-use resource.
Ongoing development... Fundingpoint is maintained on an ongoing basis by The Wheel. In addition to adding new funding grants to the database, deadlines are continually being updated and funding grant criteria and funder contact details are also refreshed regularly - all to ensure that Fundingpoint remains, by far, the biggest and most up-to-the-minute source of funding information in the Republic of Ireland.
History of Fundingpoint
Several years in the making, The Wheel launched Fundingpoint.ie (www.fundingpoint.ie) in July, 2008. The express purpose of the website was to provide the Irish community and voluntary sector with an up-to-date and dynamic source of funding information.
Fundingpoint does the research - so you don't have to!
Upon launching Fundingpoint.ie contained approximately 420 funding grants. This has now grown to over 800 - and counting...
In May, 2010 Fundingpoint.ie was absorbed into the new Wheel.ie website. Other than a few cosmetic changes and improvements to the search engine and layout, the database remained essentially the same.
The website address changed from www.fundingpoint.ie to www.wheel.ie/funding (but the Fundingpoint name remains).
Our thanks to the Newman's Own Foundation for support provided to Fundingpoint throughout 2012, as part of their wider sponsorship of The Wheel.
Fundingpoint is a subscription-based website. Subscribing to Fundingpoint gives you 1 year's unlimited access to over 840 funding grants and dozens of funding deadlines. Subscribers also receive the exclusive Fundingpoint Subscribers Newsletter, which brings funding information right to your inbox.
- Full Member of The Wheel, €125.00*
- Other Community and Voluntary Organisations rate, €200.00
- All Others (incl. local authorities, private businesses, consultants)., €400.00
- Add Additional User to Your Subscription, €25.00**
* Membership of The Wheel starts at just €25 and, in addititon to the many benefits that being a member of The Wheel brings, membership also entitles you to subscribe to Fundingpoint for the significantly discounted cost of €125 per annum (as opposed to the non-members €200 rate). Find out more about membership here.
** Additional User Subscriptions for a colleague are valid for 3 months or for the duration of the main organisational subscription - whichever is longer.
Try Fundingpoint Out for Free
"Fundingpoint has saved us time and resources and helped us focus on funding we can apply for. This is a fantastic service to have especially in the current climate where every penny and every working hour is so valuable. The website structure is clear and very easy to use." - C. McGuigan
"Easy access to a range of funding opportunities has proved invaluable to our organisation. We have obtained grants , funding and valuable information from Fundingpoint. I would highly recommend it to the voluntary sector." - C. Kelly
These short tutorial videos are suitable for existing subscribers who want to figure out how to get the most out of Fundingpoint, as well as those who just want to see what's inside.
Remember, you can also take a free trial on Fundingpoint too. Click here to get started.
Fundingpoint Tutorial - Part 1
Fundingpoint Tutorial - Part 2
Fundingpoint Promo Video