Animate

Animate 2017 is open for applications

 

Animate is open to all socially innovative projects that are at an early stage of development.
This year Animate has two elements, the first will seek out early stage innovations that have smart responses to general community issues such as poverty, educational disadvantage etc.
The second element will have a specific focus on community health with the new Healthy Community Awards which is proudly supported by Medtronic.

Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Medtronic believe that local decision making and philanthropy can benefit local communities but can also contribute significantly to global change. Through the Healthy Community Award, they want to support local communities to undertake projects that don’t just solve the health issues on their own doorstep, but that feed into a bigger solution to global health issues and inequalities as set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Healthy Community Awards  are strongly aligned to SDG 3 and applicants working in this area are strongly encouraged to apply.

Animate is a commitment between Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Medtronic and the Irish Government with €220,000 in funding available to be shared between 11 successful applicants this year.

All the information to apply can be found here

Deadline for Applications is 7th July 2017.