Arthur Guinness Fund Open for Applications

The Arthur Guinness Fund is now open for applications from social entrepreneurs around Ireland. Established as part of the Guinness 250 celebrations, the Arthur Guinness Fund pays tribute to Arthur Guinness and his philanthropic legacy. The Fund will support projects that deliver lasting social, community and environmental benefits.

Guinness & Co. has partnered with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland to implement this initiative, which will seek to identify, support and empower people who are passionate about making a difference to society and who have projects and initiatives that are innovative, impactful and sustainable.  

Successful applicants will benefit from financial support (in the region of €100,000 per project) as well as practical support and advice. In addition, successful applicants will benefit from access to the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Alumni Network. 

For more information and to apply to the fund, please visit, click on Arthur Guinness Fund button and follow the instructions.  

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2009.   If you have any questions please email