The Engage & Educate Fund is a €150,000 awards fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran 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 Engage & Educate Fund is open to projects that empower people through education to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their community. The objective of the fund is to find and back innovative projects that empower people through education with a focus on tackling the disabling effects on human potential of disadvantage, disability or migrant status.

WHAT DOES THE FUND OFFER?

  • A share of €150,000 fund, including both cash grant and business supports shared between 4 or 5 projects
  • Access to an Accelerator Programme from July to December 2019. The programme will be made up of bespoke supports such as mentoring, assistance with strategic planning, and expertise on how to maximise impact

WHAT KIND OF PROJECT IS THE FUND LOOKING FOR?

The Engage & Educate Fund is open to projects that empower people through education to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their community. Projects that focus on people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people with migrant status are encouraged to apply. Project activities can also include adult education and physical education for adults, young people and/or children.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate how their project impacts upon the lives of their participants and their local communities. Projects should have tangible educational outcomes e.g. certification.

Deadline: Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 5pm

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