New Fund for Local Health and Social Issues

Animate 2017 is a €220,000 fund that provides grants and supports to early stage projects or organisations that have come up with clever ideas to address health and social issues in their community.

Animate FundThis year the Animate Fund will have two elements, the first will seek out early stage innovations that have smart responses to general community issues such as poverty, educational disadvantage etc. The second element will have a specific focus on community health with the new Healthy Community Awards which is proudly supported by Medtronic.

The Animate Fund offers:

  • A share of €220,000 fund, including both cash grant and non-financial supports, shared between 11 projects. (€10,000 cash and €10,000 non-financial supports such as mentoring, growth planning)
  • 3 to 4 month programme including bespoke mentoring and growth planning.

Applications are likely to come from charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profits.

The closing date for Animate is 7 July 2017 at 5pm.

More information and how to apply can be found here:
www.socialinnovation.ie/animate-2017

Please contact aisling@socialinnovation.ie with any questions.