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Monday 19 August 2019

€450,000 fund is available for community education projects

Michael Doran, Mason Hayes & Curran, Kate Sheridan, Blue Diamond Drama Academy, Anneke Walsh, Previous Graduate of Blue Diamond Drama Academy and Deirdre Mortell, Social Innovation Fund
Michael Doran, Mason Hayes & Curran, Kate Sheridan, Blue Diamond Drama Academy, Anneke Walsh, Previous Graduate of Blue Diamond Drama Academy and Deirdre Mortell, Social Innovation Fund

Wexford-based education projects are encourage to apply to the €450,000 Engage & Educate Fund from Social Innovation Fund Ireland.

The fund, which was set up by Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Mason Hayes and Curran, is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund and will distribute €150,000 to successful applicants from community projects that empower people through education to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their communities.

This year's grants will be awarded to successful projects that can demonstrate positive impact, the potential to scale and have clear targets which can be supported by the Engage & Educate Fund.

Projects that focus on people experiencing disadvantage, people with disabilities or migrants are encouraged to apply. Each successful applicant will receive a share of the €150,000 fund, including a cash grant and access to an Accelerator Programme that provides mentoring, tailored training, bespoke business supports, and access to a peer network.

The closing date February 19. For more information, please visit socialinnovation.ie.

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