The Social Innovation Fund has launched The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund, a €1.8 million fund over three years created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The Fund is calling for applications from organisations that support and empower women to progress their education or progress into new or more sustainable employment.
Cash grants between €50,000 – €100,000 per year for three years are available for projects which:
- focus on women who are experiencing disadvantage (socio-economic, educational disadvantage, disability, members of minority group and other)
- focus on developing economic mobility for women in Ireland experiencing disadvantage through:
- Increasing access to job opportunities
- Increasing female labour force participation
- Assisting women to progress their current positions
- Workforce development – building employment-related skills that lead to employment (includes soft skills)
- Projects that have evidence of sustained impact
- Organisations or projects with strong financial and governance structures, with the ability and resources to handle multi-year funding
- Organisations or projects with a viable fundraising model that can maximise and leverage grant funding
- Organisations or projects that have demonstrated strong leadership
More information here: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/mna-na-heireann-fund/
Closing date 18th April