The Community Foundation for Ireland Older Person’s Fund is now accepting applications for Round 2 of the grant programme. Projects eligible for funding under the programme must fall into one of the following categories:

A. INCLUSION OF OLDER PEOPLE IN ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP ROLES

Grants will support community based and national activities that promote older people as active citizens and build older people’s capacity and potential to take on roles in their community.  Social trips, parties or other primarily social activities will not be funded.

Grants will fund innovative, replicable and effective local community interventions. Applicants must show that service users/beneficiaries are involved or have been consulted in project planning where appropriate. Applicants must be prepared to evaluate and learn from their work as well as share project learning and outcomes and participate in a Learning Network of Grantees.

 

B. SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLES’ VOICES AT A LOCAL & NATIONAL LEVEL

Grants will support projects that empower older people to be their own advocates; this can include training to influence policy, developing community decision-making processes, building leadership or negotiation skills and other innovative projects to give greater “voice” to older people.

Grants will fund innovative, replicable and effective local community interventions. Applicants must show that service users/beneficiaries are involved or have been consulted in project planning where appropriate. Applicants must be prepared to evaluate and learn from their work as well as share project learning and outcomes and participate in a Learning Network of Grantees.

Potential applicants should read the Criteria document [download] carefully before completing the Application Form [download].

The closing date is July 25th at 5pm. For further details see www.foundation.ie