UN Day for Eradication of Poverty: Call for Applications

Posted on 6 Jul 2021

Each year the Department of Social Protection provides funding for small public awareness initiatives to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and support the work of the Irish 17 October Committee in networking with the groups responsible for the various commemorative initiatives and projects nationwide. This funding is open to anti-poverty organisations and groups working with people experiencing poverty at national or local level.

We are happy to announce applications for the UN Day 2021 funding initiative are now welcome with a closing date of August 6 2021.

The theme of this year’s UN Day events is“Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty,Respecting all People and Our Planet”

Please see the UN Day Funding Brochure for full details on the broad range of possible events that will be covered by this initiative. In line with ongoing Public Safety requirements applicants are reminded that the event must comply with all Public Safety guidelines in place at that time.

The deadline for submissions is strictly 12:00 (noon) on Friday, August 6 2021. No late applications will be accepted. A direct link to the documents is available on Gov.ie – https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/be955a-social-inclusion-division/#united-nations-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty.

We would also like to highlight a change to the application this year in respect to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency which all applicants are required to complete.

We would kindly ask that all queries are directed to social.inclusion@welfare.ie. We will endeavour to respond to all queries as soon as possible however due to remote working we may not be able to respond straight away.