Applications are now being invited from groups or organisations in relation to the Funding Initiative for the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October 2017.

Since 1992, 17th October has been recognised by the United Nations as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The Department of Social Protection has a limited amount of funding to support anti-poverty groups to organise local, regional or national activities to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and to mark this day in 2017. The total amount of funding available is approximately €55,000.  It is envisaged that approximately 16 – 20 projects across the country will be funded.

This funding is open to anti-poverty organisations and groups working with people experiencing poverty at national or local level. The Department of Social Protection will NOT accept applications from profit making or trading companies, individuals, local and community development programme companies, local authorities or statutory bodies or any bodies outside the Republic of Ireland.

What can be funded?
Once-off initiatives with a national, regional or local focus and aim:
  • to create public awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty;
  • to create public awareness of poverty in Ireland;
  • to involve people at risk of, or experiencing poverty;
  • to express solidarity with the fight to eradicate poverty globally.

A broad range of activities, or combination of activities, will be considered for funding, including:

Events:-
  • Exhibitions;
  • Artistic, crafts & cultural initiatives;
  • Media events;
  • Community workshops or public gatherings giving voice to people experiencing poverty;
  • Drama.
 Publications:-
  • Leaflets/Flyers/Postcards;
  • Posters;
  • Booklets;
  • Social Media;
  • Film/Video Productions.
 Activities MUST take place on or around 17th October, 2017
 
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Friday 28th July 2017.  Please find explanatory brochure here and application form here
United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Public Awareness Funding Initiative
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