Our Funds

At Social Innovation Fund Ireland we offer a number of issue specific, tech for good, and growth funds to best cater for as many social innovations as possible. Below is a snapshot of the 5 Funds we’re currently running and you can also navigate to their dedicated webpage for more details.


Animate is open to all socially innovative projects that are at an early stage of development.  This year Animate has  two elements, the first will seek out early stage innovations that have smart responses to general community issues such as poverty, educational disadvantage etc. The second element will have a specific focus on community health with the new Healthy Community Awards which is proudly supported by Medtronic.

Applications for Animate closed on Friday 7th July 2017 at 5pm. 


Engage and Educate is open to projects that empower people through education, to achieve their full potential and to contribute to community.

Applications closed for Engage and Educate on Wednesday 5th April at 5pm 2017.


The Education Fund is open to all projects that are focused on improving educational outcomes (QQI level 6 or higher) for those experiencing educational disadvantage. 

Applications closed for the Education Fund on 24th February 2017. 


THINKTECH is Ireland’s first tech for good fund for all socially innovative projects that use technology as a core part of their solution to address a critical social issue.

Applications for THINKTECH closed on 31st July 2016.