EIL Seed Fund Inviting Applications for Volunteer Programme

Have you recently volunteered overseas? Do you want to continue to make a difference by sharing your experience and raising awareness in Ireland? By providing successful individuals and groups with grants of up to €350, EIL wants to help you to organise activities or events which will raise awareness about the people and issues you have encountered during your time overseas. Your project can have a real impact on the way Irish people think about global issues and in turn bring about real change in the world. Grow your idea into action!


EIL believe that perhaps the most significant part of a short-term volunteer programme actually begins when participants return home. On a long-term basis, the most effective way in which volunteers can truly make a difference is to educate others about global justice and the lives of ordinary people in developing countries.

EIL recognizes that it can be difficult for returned volunteers to continue their engagement here in Ireland. They may face financial barriers, time constraints or be unable to access the necessary help and support. The EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant Scheme exists to assist returned volunteers to overcome these barriers by providing successful applicants with funding, guidance and support to implement their own awareness-raising projects. This year, volunteers can apply to the Seed Fund as individuals or as part of a group.

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Deadline for applications: 2 December.

The grant is open to all returned volunteers who have a passion to promote development issues and/or who are part of the EIL Network. EIL encourage groups to apply, but will require one member of the group to act as a point of contact for EIL and to take overall responsibility for the project. Please be sure to complete the group application form.

Visit the EIL website to learn more now.