Due to popular demand, the deadline for applications to the Animate programme has been extended to 5pm on Tuesday, October 5th 2015. Application Form and details are on this website on the Animate page.
The Animate programme is open to applications from early stage social innovations in Ireland, with an ambition to grow and scale. Applications are invited on a dedicated Application Form. Full information and the Form are available on the website here http://www.socialinnovation.ie/can-we-help-you/our-animate-programme/.
Social Innovation Fund’s office is closed from 19 August for summer holidays, and will re-open on 3rd September 2015.
We are recruiting an Intern. You can get the Role Specification here. Deadline for applications is 6th September 2015.
We are delighted to announce Terence O’Rourke as the Chair of the Board of Social Innovation Fund. Terence is also Chair of Enterprise Ireland and of Enactus Ireland, along with a range of other directorships.
Social Innovation Fund Ireland secures €5 million “challenge fund” from The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. Each €1 of private funds donated will be matched by €1 from Government Funds. These funds will be used to spread Ireland’s best social innovations around the 26 counties of Ireland. An open application process will follow in 2015. Watch this space.
Social Innovation Fund Ireland appoints CEO. The Board of SIFI is pleased to announce that Deirdre Mortell has been appointed CEO of SIFI with immediate effect. Deirdre was Co-Founder & CEO of ONE Foundation, and has experience of grant-making, of growing social sector organisations across a range of sectors, and of raising funds.