ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund sees €1m per year disbursed through a quarterly fund to charities working in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and education access and support.
The Energy for Generations Fund is to maximise the impact of the investment by taking a more strategic approach to effect change. Funding is only part of the jigsaw – they also want to leverage the skills and knowledge they have within the company to bring about more sustainable and positive outcomes.
ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund sees over €2 million per year disbursed across a range of community and issues-based initiatives. The Fund awards approximately €1m annually in direct funding through a quarterly fund to charities working in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and education access and support.
- Suicide Prevention: They will fund services and projects working to promote positive mental health and to build capacity, skills and training to make effective suicide prevention interventions. They have a particular interest in funding programmes with a focus on youth suicide and positive mental health promotion for young people.
- Homelessness: They will fund services and projects benefiting homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.
- Education: Proposals are invited from the following:
- Early years and early primary schools projects focusing on literacy and numeracy;
- Secondary level proposals promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM);
- Adult education return-to-education programmes aimed at those long-term out of work.
- Each year the Fund awards €1 million in direct funding through a quarterly fund to charities working in the area of suicide prevention, alleviation of homelessness and education access and support.
- The proposed projects should:
- Be informed by evidence and focused on outcomes
- Provide tangible and local benefits
- Be sustainable after ESB funding ends
- Leave a lasting legacy in local communities
- The project must be located within the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
For more information, visit https://www.esb.ie/acting-responsibly/community-stem-and-the-arts/esb-corporate-responsibility