Community Funding & Support

Apply for the Innovate Together Fund

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Social Innovation Fund Ireland have announced funding for their ‘Innovate Together’ Fund. The Fund starts as a €5 million Fund, with a focus on supporting innovative responses to the Covid-19 crisis that will also be part of the “new normal”. 

‘Innovate Together’ is a collaboration between Government, philanthropists and social innovations. The Fund is supported by a commitment of €5 million from the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. Social Innovation Fund Ireland pledges to raise additional significant philanthropic funds for this initiative. 

The first round of applications is open from Wednesday 13th May and closes for applications on Wednesday 27th May at 5 pm. There will be additional rounds in June and September of this year. 

For more information, apply here


The Fund will seek applications from projects achieving impact in: 

  • Enabling online education:  providing primary and post-primary school students with access to technology hardware and any other necessary supports.
  • Youth mental health interventions: delivering services in new ways or offering new types of services (intervention and prevention).
  • Circular economy: solutions for the efficient re-use and recycling of materials. 
  • Improving food security: increasing independent food production for Ireland and reducing food imports.
  • New ways of working remotely: our new ways of working are here to stay and innovations are needed to smooth the transition from office to working at home.
  • Community outreach: finding new ways to reach and support vulnerable and marginalised groups. 
  • Re-skilling our workforce: with the shift in our economy and the potential closure of businesses, there is a need for re-training and re-education of workers. 
  • Physical health: online medical and physical health innovations