Applications Open for Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO)

The Scheme to Support National Organisations’ overall aim is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national organisations in Ireland to the community and voluntary sector to assist them to operate and fund core staff positions.

SSNO has an overall budget of in excess of €16m from 2016-2019 and is financed by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) and administered by Pobal.

SSNO’s primary focus is on the provision of core funding to national organisations that,

  • provide supports (both direct and indirect) to those who are disadvantaged
  • demonstrate good governance
  • deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more of the following:
    • addressing poverty
    • addressing social exclusion
    • promoting equality

A full list of the 71 organisation’s funded under the 2016 - 2019 programme can be accessed here.

2019 SSNO applications, guidelines and pre-application events

See below details about the 2019 SSNO Programme, the application process and how to register to attend the pre-application events on 9 or 10 January 2019.

Please register here to access the SSNO Portal and upload your completed 2019 application and supporting documentation.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Thursday, 31 January 2019.

It is important to note that the SSNO Portal may experience a large volume of traffic on Thursday 31st January which may cause delays for organisations attempting to submit their application forms. With this in mind, we advise that you submit your application form as soon as possible.

If you have any technical queries in relation to this announcement please contact or 01 511 7222.

The pre-application events in January will provide you with information on the programme and the application process. A Frequently Asked Questions section will be developed and updated following the information events. The Applicant Guidelines document will be updated regularly and can be accessed below.

Register for Pre-Application Support Event 9th January 2019 Morning Session

Register for Pre-Application Support Event 9th January 2019 Afternoon Session

Register for Pre-Application Support Event 10th January 2019 Morning Session

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