Funding Scheme for National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (27 January) announced that applications are being invited under a new round of funding for the Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary sector. The new round of funding will commence from 1 July 2014 and run for a 2.5 year period to 31 December 2016.
 
Applications are being invited from community and voluntary organisations that operate on a nationwide basis to a broad range of disadvantaged target groups.
 
“This Scheme is a key element of the State’s commitment and support for the role of the Community and Voluntary sector in delivering services to enhance the quality of life of many people in Irish society and contributing to the creation of a vibrant and civil society” stated Minister Hogan.
 
This funding scheme is focussed on organisations that operate at a national level and will greatly assist them in the provision of a wide range of important services, in particular to disadvantaged target groups.
 
The primary aim of the Scheme to Support National Organisations is to provide multi-annual funding to national organisations towards core costs associated with the provision of services.
 
The provision of a specific funding measure directed at core costs recognises the diversity of organisations operating within the sector, in terms of size, and the fact that many organisations are working with limited resources and tackling significant and complex issues. In addition, the funding of national organisations enhances the capacity of the Community and Voluntary sector to co-ordinate itself at a national level, raise standards and build expertise across the sector. Funding towards core costs, particularly in the current economic climate, is acknowledged as being vital for organisations to maintain and expand their services.

Deadline for applications: Weds, 19 Feb 2014 @ midnight

 

Further Information

Pobal, on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, is now inviting applications from eligible national organisations for funding under a new round of the Scheme to Support National Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector (SSNO) 2014-2016. The primary aim of the Scheme to Support National Organisations is to provide funding to support the core costs of a broad range of national organisations in the Community and Voluntary sector, around a number of strategic priorities.
 
Priority is given under the SSNO to supporting national organisations who work directly, or indirectly, with disadvantaged target groups. 
 
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Information Events

Two Information events in relation to the SSNO will be held on Tuesday 11 February 2014 in Dublin, for prospective applicants. Organisations may attend the morning or afternoon event. Attendance is strictly limited to one person per organisation.
 
These are register only events. For further information, and to register through the online booking system, please use the following link SSNO Event Registeration Form.
 
Registration closes on Wednesday 5 February 2014, or when capacity is reached.