Round 7 of The Women's Fund Now Open

The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) is delighted to announce the opening of our Women’s Fund Round 7 Grants. In this round of The Women’s Fund for Ireland, CFI is seeking applications from community based, not-for-profit groups who are developing projects with a specific focus on Preventing Domestic Violence.

About the Scheme

The Women's Fund for Ireland was launched by The Community Foundation at a major seminar on women’s philanthropy in Dublin in 2010.

Women play a crucial role in creating and sustaining strong communities but there are often barriers which prevent their participation or engagement with local opportunities, or stop them fulfilling their potential to play a role within the broader community. They may struggle to get their voice heard in order to influence decisions that affect them, their families and communities.

The Women’s Fund fuels change in our communities by supporting the most innovative and positive solutions to the issues facing women in Ireland today. It’s mission is to encourage philanthropy among women, improve the lives of women through social change grantmaking, and educate the entire community about the benefits to society when the the potential of women is realised.

Preventing Domestic Violence

This year The Community Foundation for Ireland has placed the issue of Domestic Violence at the centre of its long-term strategic priorities. It is broadly defined as the ‘physical, emotional, sexual or mental abuse of one person by another within close, intimate or family relationships’ and acts as a silent and insidious threat to families, individuals and Ireland’s wider society.

Who can apply?

In this round of The Women’s Fund for Ireland, we are seeking applications from local, community based, not-for-profit groups who are developing projects with a specific focus on preventing domestic violence. These should be community-based initiatives that can include, but are not limited to the following approaches:

  1. Early childhood interventions
  2. Working with men and boys on changing gender norms
  3. School/ Education based interventions
  4. Influencing policy.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 7 August @ 5pm

All applications to the Women’s Fund must now be made via CFI's online application system. For further information regarding the application process and for a link to the online application form, please see the Women’s Fund for Ireland grants scheme page here.

The closing date for this round is strictly 17:00 on Friday 7 August 2015.