One Week Left to Apply for the Arthur Guinness Fund
The Arthur Guinness Fund will close to applications from social entrepreneurs around Ireland & Northern Ireland next Wednesday 30th November 2011. Up to €100,000 (between €50,000 and €100,000 per project) in funding available to social entrepreneurs who have projects that are innovative, impactful and sustainable.
€50,000 to €100,000 funding for established and start-up projects
Established as part of the Guinness 250 celebrations, the Arthur Guinness Fund pays tribute to Arthur Guinness and his philanthropic legacy. Guinness & Co. is working with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland to implement the fund.
There are two levels of support this year. For projects in the first two years of development, the fund will offer a ‘Challenge Grant’ with grants of up to €25,000 per annum for two years. Applications from social entrepreneurs who are at a more advanced stage (ideally two to five years in existence) can also apply, with grants of up to €50,000 per annum for two years. In addition, all successful applicants will benefit practical supports and access to the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Alumni Network.
Applicants are asked to register their project under one of six categories. These are: Technology and Social Media for Social Good, Skills for Life, Enriching the Environment, Social and Community Regeneration, Culture and Arts and Community Wellbeing. A final open category is also available to projects that do not fit within any of the specific categories, but are still working towards sustainable social change in Ireland.
Be sure to spread the word to anyone you know who might have a great idea and is eligible to apply.
For more information and to apply to the fund, please visit: http://www.guinness.com/en-row/agf/
The closing date for applications is 30 November 2011. If you have any questions please email TheArthurGuinnessFundirel@