Applications for the Resilient Communities Fund are currently open with an application deadline of 31 January 2018.
Resilient Communities is a €400,000 awards fund, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with the Tomar Trust and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, via the Dormant Accounts Fund.
The Fund will provide critical supports to projects focused on making communities across Ireland safer, healthier, and more vibrant places to live.
The chosen awardees will receive a total grant award of between €40,000 and €100,000. The award will consist of a 75% cash grant and 25% in accelerator supports. Bespoke accelerator supports may include mentoring, strategic growth planning and access to SIFI’s networks.
Social Innovation Fund Ireland are looking for innovative projects that can demonstrate how they are strengthening community resilience whilst delivering economic, social and environmental impact for their localities.
Projects might focus on:
Economy – providing greater self-sufficiency, sustainability, and stability, while also providing increased opportunities for more people thereby tackling urban migration
Environment – increasing sustainability and reducing resource usage
Social – generating a positive sense of belonging, particularly for marginalised and vulnerable groups.