Social Innovation Fund Ireland: Two Programmes Still Open

Social Innovation Fund Ireland: Ability to Work Fund

The Ability To Work Fund is a €1.5 million fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with State Street and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection via the Dormant Accounts Fund.

The Ability to Work Fund will support not-for-profit organisations to empower more people with disabilities to gain employment. A disability might be a physical or intellectual disability, a learning disability, or a disability due to traumatic brain injury or a mental health condition. The funding will be available over three years, from 2020 to 2023. 

Applications are open for Social Innovation Fund Ireland's ' Ability to Work Fund' until 14 February.

Visit www.socialinnovation.ie/ability-to-work-fund for more information.


Social Innovation Fund Ireland: Social Enterprise Development Fund

The Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €3.2 million Fund which will be delivered over four years: 2018 – 2022. The fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The objective of the Fund is to find and back social enterprises that add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact. The Fund will provide critical support to the most innovative and impactful social enterprises across Ireland. 

Applications are open for Social Innovation Fund Ireland's 'Social Enterprise Development Fund' until 6 March.

Visit www.socialinnovation.ie/sedfund2020 for more information.