New Social Funding Programme Launched

Celestial Green Ventures (CGV) have announced the launch of their Social Funding Programme, which is aimed at helping small projects and start-ups all over the Republic of Ireland make a difference in their communities.

Although their primary concern is the protection of the Amazon and sustainable development for the local communities there, the work they do in Brazil has served to reinforce the importance of local programmes in tackling major issues. It is for this reason that CGV have decided to offer financial support to 4 separate projects, to the tune of €5,000 each.

All charities, not-for-profit, and community based organisations that are registered in the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply for funding through the programme. Given CGV's corporate objectives, they are particularly interested in assisting projects that have a strong social & environmental purpose, although applications are welcomed from all project types. Ultimately however, the programme is looking for creative, talented, and driven individuals with an innovative & unique solution to problems faced by people or communities in Ireland.

Deadline for applications: 16 May 2014

Those hoping to benefit from the support of the Social Funding Programme can make an application up to and including the 16 May 2014. Applicants can submit as many entries as they like, but cannot be awarded support for more than one.

The application process itself should hold no surprises: applicants are required to provide a short description of their proposal, along with project goal’s, plans, reasons to select their project, a complete breakdown of estimated costs, and any other supporting information.

The winners will be selected by a panel composed of Celestial Green Ventures employees and guest judge Noel Griffin, former CEO of the ISPCA. The review period will take place over the two weeks following the closing date for applications, with the successful applicants being announced on the 30 May. Funds will then be awarded on 6 June 2014.

Applications can be sent by email to applications@celestialgreenventures.com or post to the address below. Please ensure that you are familiar with the terms & conditions before applying.

Celestial Green Ventures – Social Funding Programme 2014
Merchant’s Hall
25-26 Merchant’s Quay
Dublin 8
Republic of Ireland

More info here: www.celestialgreenventures.com

Image of the Trocano Araretama Conservation Project, developed by Celestial Green Ventures in the Brazilian Amazon. Photo: CGV