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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

13th March 2020

 In line with guidance from Government announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday, we have informed our staff that we will work remotely from today, Friday 13th March until Tuesday 31st March 2020. 

We already have remote working facilities in place and we are confident there will be minimum disruption to our operations and services. Our staff will be available to work with you as normal by email, video call and phone. 

As part of our response to the situation, and to do our part to limit the spread of the virus, we have made the decision to postpone all Accelerators and events until after Friday 17th April. Wherever possible meetings will be conducted by phone or video call. Interviews for our Ability to Work Fund from Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th March will take place via video call.

We recognise these are unprecedented times for everyone, and we hope that you all are keeping safe, calm, and positive. We encourage our Awardees to reach out to us at any time with any concerns or issues you may have. We will do our best to support you. 

We will keep this situation under review.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

13th March 2020  In line with guidance from Government announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday, we have informed our staff that we will work remotely from today, Friday 13th March until Tuesday 31st March 2020.  We already have remote working facilities in place and we are confident there will be minimum disruption to our operations … Continue reading COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Ireland’s Youth Sector gets €9.5 Million boost from Social Innovation Fund Ireland

19th February 2020: Social Innovation Fund Ireland, today announced the Awardees of their 2019 Children and Youth Funds at a special awards ceremony in Trinity Business School, Dublin. Worth €9.5 million, the Fund is made up of 50% private philanthropic funding, self-raised by 14 Awardees. The other half is supported by the Government of Ireland, … Continue reading Ireland’s Youth Sector gets €9.5 Million boost from Social Innovation Fund Ireland

Launch of new €200,000 Sustainable Cork Fund

Today Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Cork Chamber of Commerce proudly launched the Sustainable Cork Fund. The fund of €200,000 is the outcome of a Cork Chamber funding drive to raise €100,000 through the support of the Cork business community, with match funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development Dormant … Continue reading Launch of new €200,000 Sustainable Cork Fund

Ireland’s social enterprise sector receives significant funding boost

New €1.6 million Fund for social enterprises in Ireland announced at Showcase Event The Fund, which originally launched in 2018, now totals €3.2 million, making it the largest private investment in social enterprise to date The Fund aims to create 300 jobs and provide services to 100,000 people over four years The Fund is being … Continue reading Ireland’s social enterprise sector receives significant funding boost

Christmas Thank You Event

Social Innovation Fund Thank You event which took place on the 3rd of December in the wonderful Wilder Townhouse, with our Board, our supporters our Innovator Circle members and some of our inspirational Awardees. Kindly supported by the Wilder Townhouse. Photos by NC Photography.  

New €1.5 million Ability to Work Fund aims to reach 500 people with disabilities across Ireland

Social Innovation Fund Ireland and State Street join forces to empower more people with a disability to gain employment  November 11th, 2019: Employers across Ireland were urged to “see ability not disability” and to create more opportunities in the workplace for people with visible and invisible disabilities at the launch of a new partnership between Social … Continue reading New €1.5 million Ability to Work Fund aims to reach 500 people with disabilities across Ireland

Empowering 1,000 marginalised women into sustained and secure employment

On October 3rd 2019 Social Innovation Fund Ireland, in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development announced the six successful Awardee recipients of the inaugural Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Seán Canney … Continue reading Empowering 1,000 marginalised women into sustained and secure employment

Sparking Impact across Ireland at the National Ploughing Championships

Six Awardees of the €550,000 Ignite Fund were officially announced at the National Ploughing Championships. 17th September 2019: Social Innovation Fund Ireland, in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development and a number of private philanthropic donors, are today delighted to announce the six Awardees of the €550,000 Ignite Fund. At a special event at … Continue reading Sparking Impact across Ireland at the National Ploughing Championships

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