The Impact Grants Round is now open for children and family charities with an annual income of €500,000.
- Children and family focussed charities working at local, regional and national level can apply for a grant under one of the following thematic pillars:
- Addressing Essential Needs
- Improving Health and Wellbeing
- Creativity and Play.
- Charities can apply for funds between €25,000 and €75,000 which should be spent down by June 2024. Budgets must be detailed and realistic.
- Charities can apply to one of the Strands only.
- For organisations with branch networks, where the branches fall under the one constitution, the application must be submitted by the head office of the organisation.
Priorities for this Strand
- They anticipate that this will be a very competitive grant round so proposals that show the unique value of their project will be prioritised, this includes one or more of the following:
- Projects that have a strongly justified need based on research.
- Projects or programmes of work that are innovative and strategic.
- Projects or programmes that are centred around prevention and early intervention.
- Projects that directly respond to the cost-of-living crisis and increase in refugees from Ukraine and elsewhere in the world.
- Projects that respond to the climate and biodiversity crisis through research, education, awareness and practical response.
- Projects that have an impact on the wider community or sector through collaboration, evaluation and sharing learnings.
- Projects that have the potential to be sustained beyond the life of this grant.
- Projects that will include the voice and feedback of beneficiaries in its development.
- Must support disadvantaged or vulnerable children from 0-18 years old. This includes:
- Socially and economically disadvantaged children
- Children with disabilities
- Children with severe long-term illnesses
- Children who have suffered trauma or grief
- Children who are suffering with behavioural or psychological difficulties
- Children who are facing discrimination
- May be a new and innovative programme or an impactful current programme that will be significantly developed or upscaled with the funding.
- May be to continue a project funded in last year’s RTÉ Toy Show grant round, however, funding must still be spent by the end of June 2024.
- May include staff and capital costs where specifically related to the proposed project.
- Must support children and young people at a local and/or national level.
- Must start no earlier than June 2023 and run until the end of June 2024.
- Eligible organisations must:
- Be a child or family focused charity working at local and/or national level that works regularly with children and young people.
- Be registered with the Charities Regulator.
- Have an annual income of €500,000 or more.
- Have up to date and sufficient governing documents, annual accounts and child safeguarding policies.
For more information, visit Impact Grants.