8 Apr 2021
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and Community Foundation Ireland have launched a new All-Island Community Fund. The fund which was launched on a pilot basis will be providing €500,000 (Approx £425,671) to support partnerships between community, voluntary and charitable groups on both sides of the border. It represents a unique partnership between all involved.
Announcing the new fund, Siofra Healy, Director of Philanthropy at Community Foundation for Northern Ireland said:
“We are excited to be a partner on the All Island Fund. We already work on an East~West basis, with funders at a UK and global level so it makes absolute sense to support opportunities for North~South collaboration at grass roots level.”
“This fund aims to build our relationships and knowledge of civil society on an all Island basis, support the sector with flexible funding to engage in innovation and new collaborative ways of working and to build relationships and work with new funders and other Foundations, learning from each other as we progress.”
Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of The Community Foundation for Ireland commented:
“Covid-19, Climate Change and the impact of Brexit have shown us that that the challenges we face do not respect borders. This fund is a coming together of donors who believe communities are more important than borders. By supporting partnerships, collaborations and working relationships we hope communities will benefit through the sharing of information, experiences and advocacy work. We are going to strengthen civil society and the people it represents so that all voices will be heard in shaping the future of our island.”
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Apply fr the All Island Fund here.