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Funding News

Update on The Ireland Funds Grants for 2018

Although specific opening / closing dates and guidelines have not yet been confirmed for 2018, interested nonprofits are advised to monitor the Ireland Funds website closely over the coming weeks.

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€245,500 Music Capital Scheme Announced

On Tuesday, 7 January Music Network welcomed the announcement by Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming funding of €245,500 for the Music Capital Scheme 2017.

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X-HALE 2018 Short Film Competition Grant Call

The Irish Cancer Society is now inviting youth groups, clubs services, projects and centres to apply an X-HALE 2018 Short Film Competition grant.

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The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary, a fund established in 2013 by the Tony Ryan Trust to give financial support to evidence-based initiatives that support children and young people in County Tipperary to reach their full potential.

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"Small Towns, Big Ideas" - New Fund for Galway

Calling all communities in Galway City and County. Galway 2020 has launched its first flagship programme Small Towns Big Ideas. Any community group in Galway City and County can apply for funding to develop a new cultural project in their community. 

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Training & Events
EU Funding Workshop
Introduction to European Funding for Voluntary Organisations: Kilkenny - 7 February 2018

This short information session organised by The Wheel is aimed at community and voluntary groups keen to learn more about EU funding.

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Regional Support
Promoting Community Sustainability: Meath, 22 February 2018

This session will showcase good practice examples that contribute to community sustainability. Session will also feature EU funding updates and information.

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Jobs / Volunteering
PA/Department Administrator (Irish Cancer Society)
Deadline: 11 Feb 2018. Full details here >>

Head of Fundraising and Marketing (Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind)
Deadline: 15 Feb 2018. Full details here >>

Associate Director (DCU Educational Trust)
Deadline: 16 Feb 2018. Full details here >>

Fundraising Executive (Down Syndrome Centre)
Deadline: 16 Feb 2018. Full details here >>

Coordinator (Clondalkin Drug & Alcohol Task Force)
Deadline: 16 Feb 2018. Full details here >>

CEO (ChildFund Ireland)
Deadline: 16 Feb 2018. Full details here >>
Discover more jobs and volunteering opportunities at www.wheel.ie/jobs
Fundraising Advice & Guidance

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Better the Data You Know

(Content courtesy of 2into3. Any views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Wheel.)
Using data to inform your fundraising decision-making yields better results. Many organisations do not utilise their data sufficiently or look to peer organisations for best practice insights or benchmarking opportunities to pinpoint how they are doing in the market. There is a wealth of underutilised data that can support fundraising teams, sector leaders and board members in being more strategic. 

Here are 4 benefits in better using your data: 
  1. Improved prospect identification 
    Screening your database for capacity and propensity of potential major donors as well as current mid-level donors with the potential to increase their gift is key to major donor fundraising and needs to be identified early on in the relationship. 
  2. Inform strategic decisions based on what works 
    Many organisations’ fundraisings mix is based on what has always been done. Leveraging data allows you to challenge the status quo and debate alternatives supported by key findings in the data analysis.  
  3. Know how well your organisation is doing
    Data creates the context of the organisation’s fundraising performance from which you can monitor how you are doing compared to peer organisations. 
  4. Predict giving 
    By capturing the profile and giving history of your donors, you can identify the top prospects most likely to increase their gift amount.

The 2into3 Quarterly Fundraising Monitor is now a well-recognised tool for fundraisers, executives and Board members, providing subscribing organisations with benchmarking data to better inform and increase fundraising success. Members of The Wheel can avail of a 25% discount on the 1st year subscription fee and 10% thereafter. Fundingpoint subscribers can avail of 50% discount on the 1st year subscription fee and 10% thereafter.

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Funding Deadlines
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JP McManus Benevolent Fund: deadline not confirmed (currently open)
The Arts Council - Traditional Arts Project Award: 15 Feb 2018
Interreg IVB - Northern Periphery and Artic Programme: 28 Feb 2018
Europe for Citizens: 2014 - 2020: 1 March 2018
Funding Finder Research

Searching for specifics when it comes to the funding available to your non-profit? Already a Fundingpoint subscriber, but just don't have the time to dig down into the detail? 
Then why not put The Wheel's extensive funding research experience to work for you?

Delivered in the form of a comprehensive report, our Funding Finder service will pinpoint the often elusive grants and opportunities that will help your organisation to reach it's income targets and goals. 

Funding Finder is a premium service from The Wheel. Email paul@wheel.ie for more information.


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