Ireland faces a crisis that we’ve never seen before in our lifetime. COVID-19 is greatly impacting how charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations operate. Some are experiencing huge demands in services, while others struggle to remain sustainable. These are unprecedented times for everyone.
With this in mind, we have extended the deadline for applications to our Sustainable Cork Fund until Friday, April 17th 2020 at 5 pm. We hope that this additional time will allow for projects to put their best application forward and alleviate pressures that COVID-19 is causing.
The Sustainable Cork Fund is a €200,000 Fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Cork Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund.
Taking sustainability to include environmental, social and economic resilience, the Fund will support projects achieving impact in:
- Climate action and environmental awareness: increasing sustainability, climate change education, increasing efforts in recycling, the circular economy, green production and waste awareness, etc.
- Community inclusion and cohesion: generating a positive sense of belonging, particularly for marginalised and vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities, people in minority ethnic groups, etc.
- Sustainable employment and economic development: supporting good quality jobs for all, strengthening Cork’s business environment sustainably and increasing localised economic development
Deadline for applications: Friday, April 17th 2020