€5 million “challenge fund”

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

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.