On Wednesday 13th May, we opened the first phase of our ‘Innovate Together Fund’ which calls for applications from emerging innovations that address the current and long-term social, economic and environmental challenges caused by COVID-19.
‘Innovate Together’ is a collaboration between Government, philanthropists and social innovations. The Government have already committed €5 million to this Fund from the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. Now we are asking the philanthropic community to join this vital initiative.
In less than one week over 600 projects have begun an application to the Fund. To ensure as many organisations as possible can get the help they need to support those affected most by the COVID-19 pandemic we are asking for your help.
We call on you, businesses and philanthropists, to come together and back the unprecedented response of the charity sector to this crisis. Whether big or small, multinational or indigenous, we ask you to donate and to build on the Government commitment of €5 million. Now is our chance to collaborate and invest in the social innovations contributing to a recovery that can and must be inclusive, equal and sustainable.
Medtronic Foundation, a charitable foundation, funded solely by medical technology company Medtronic, dedicated to improving health among underserved populations and supporting communities worldwide, has set an example for the philanthropic community through a €70,000 donation.
If you would like to support the Innovate Together Fund please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.