Grants and Funding Opportunities

22 Jun 2016

A number of funding opportunities are available for groups and individuals. Please find all the necessary information below :



Grants and Funds


1. KBC Bank Bright Ideas Fund

Funding support for: The KBC Bright Ideas fund is open to anyone with a bright idea that can help improve his or her community within 12 months. Share your bright idea and explain why it deserves to share in the Bright Ideas fund and how it’ll make a difference in your community.

Fund Size: €100,000

Deadline Extended: Friday 24th June 2016

More information:


2. Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards

To apply entrants must complete an application form, which includes a proposal with details about their organisation and the project which they wish to have funded.

Funding support for:

1. Children and Youth

2. Sport 

3. People with Disabilities 

4. Older People 

5. Environment and Local Community 

6. Education e.g. alcohol, drugs, literacy or health

Deadline: Friday 24th June 2016

More information:


3. UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Funding support for: Once-off initiatives with a national, regional or local focus and aim to:

- create public awareness of poverty in Ireland and the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty;

- involve people at risk of, or experiencing poverty;

- express solidarity with the fight to eradicate poverty globally.

Deadline: 12 noon Thursday 30th June

More information:


4. Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2016

Funding support for:

- Programmes of activities and projects for the promotion of integration of migrants and other minorities, equality (including gender equality) and respect for diversity and cultural difference.

- Research and educational activities; Education and training on human rights and equality issues;

Strand 1: Capacity Building (Maximum Grant €6,000) 

Strand 2: Project Implementation (Maximum Grant €20,000)

Strand 3: Collaboration and Dissemination (Maximum Grant €4,000)

Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 13th July 2016

More information:


5. ESB Energy for Generations Fund

Funding support for: Initiatives in the areas of Suicide Prevention, Homelessness and Education Access & Support.

Deadline: 25th August 2016

More information:


Community News


6. An Cosán: Open Morning and Public Consultation

Open Morning: 22nd June 10am to 12.30pm

Find out returning to education and the wide range of courses An Cosán offer. Download poster here.

Public Consultation: 29th June 4pm to 5pm

An Cosán are seeking input and feedback into the development of their 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan.Download poster here.

Venue for both: An Cosán, Jobstown, Tallaght

More info: 01 462 8488


7. Afra-Eorpach: Ladies Lunch Out

An invitation to ladies living in South Dublin County area - ‘Ladies Lunch Out’ in support of people living in Direct Provision centres and Migrants resident in Ireland. Free beauty make-over and lunch afterward. Download poster here.

Date: 10am Saturday 25th June

Find out more: Call Latifat on 087 190 6824 or email


8. Aeridheacht / Taking the Air

A Tallaght Community Arts Production in Partnership with OPW/Pearse Museum and SDCC Arts Office. A re-imaging of St. Enda’s School Open Day of 1914 and its accompanying pageant Fionn – A Dramatic Spectacle. Download poster here.

Dates: 7.30pm 5th July to 10th July 2016

More info:


PPN Pillar Meetings – RSVP Now


9. Help Create our Work Plans

PPN members helped set priorities at our recent plenary in May. It is now time to create actions and objectives around those issues. Please see the information below and feel free to attend a meeting relevant to you. Please note RSVP is essential and you can do so here: or reply to this email or call / text 086 170 1141.

22nd June: Environment Pillar Meeting (All Environmental Groups) 

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm 

Venue: Fettercairn Youth & Community Centre

Registration from 6pm, refreshments provided

23rd June: Social Inclusion Pillar Meeting (All Social Inclusion Groups) 

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel

Registration from 6pm, refreshments provided

28th June: Community Pillar Meeting (All Community Groups)

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel

Registration from 6pm, refreshments provided