5 Mar 2021
The Foundation are thrilled to be part of the first-ever RTÉ Toy Show Appeal. Before Christmas, the show aired and together you helped raise just over €6.6 million to help children on the island of Ireland and make a real impact on so many lives.
The Foundation will be delivering funding to registered children’s charities in Northern Ireland, grants up to £75,000 are available. Applications are now open, Apply here.
Half of the proceeds will be shared among Barnardos Ireland, Children’s Health Foundation and Children’s Books Ireland. The rest of the monies in the fund will be made available for children’s charities in an open call for grants to be managed by The Community Foundation for Ireland and Community Foundation Northern Ireland.
Grants will be distributed to organisations that support vulnerable children focused on the following themes:
1: Ensuring basic needs – providing grants to ensure children’s basic needs are met, like warmth, security, safety, food and housing.
2: Improving well-being – giving opportunities to improve the physical and mental health of children who are disadvantaged or have additional needs.
3: Reducing inequality through creative engagement – giving opportunities for children to engage with creative and cultural activities that enhance their personal development.
Organisations can apply to one of the above themes.