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Social Innovation Fund launches our first annual review:

Social Innovation Fund launches our 2016-2017 Annual Review

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially launches Social Innovation Fund Ireland

An Taoiseach attends ANIMATE Awaree Announcement

– Winners of first Animate Awards announced – – 80 jobs created –  Social Innovation Fund Ireland, a non-profit organisation catalysed by the Government in order to establish a fund of significant size and impact to aid the development of social innovation in Ireland, was officially launched today by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. in … Continue reading An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially launches Social Innovation Fund Ireland

We are thrilled that the Taoiseach will launch us

We are thrilled to announce that An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. will be Guest of Honour at the launch of Social Innovation Fund Ireland, and will present awards to our first four Animate Awardees on 27th January.

Welcome, Aisling…

We are thrilled to welcome Aisling Redmond to the team, working on Communications and Programmes. Aisling has already started to lead on the implementation of our Animate programme, as well as supporting all marketing and communications work.

Four Animate Awardees to be announced January 2016

Social Innovation Fund Ireland is delighted to announce that it has selected its first Animate awardees. “Although just three Awards were available, the number and quality of the applicants blew us away, and so we have decided to make four Awards,” commented Deirdre Mortell, CEO. “The Awardees will be announced at an event in January … Continue reading Four Animate Awardees to be announced January 2016

Blog: Let’s promote a culture of private giving here

Ireland’s wealthy lag behind their international counterparts when it comes to philanthropy Giving is a universal value across cultures, religions and time. Philanthropy in Greek means the love of humankind, first described in the fifth century BC.  In the present era of ‘big philanthropy’, kick-started by Chuck Feeney, who later inspired Bill and Melinda Gates … Continue reading Blog: Let’s promote a culture of private giving here

58 Animate applications from all over Ireland

Social Innovation Fund Ireland is thrilled to announce 58 applications to the inaugural Animate programme. These came from more than half the counties in Ireland, and addressed a wide range of critical social and environmental issues from eldercare to recycling to vulnerable children.

NEWSFLASH: Animate deadline extended

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.

Animate programme opens for applications – apply by 30th September 2015

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/.