The Ireland Funds announces six not-for-profit organisations to receive key Flagship Award investment totalling €500,000.
The Ireland Funds second annual Flagship Awards Dinner took place in The Little Museum of Dublin, St Stephen’s Green, on Monday 2 December 2019.
The event marked the announcement of Flagship funding totalling €500,000 over two years for six outstanding organisations: AsIAm, Cancer Fund for Children, Depaul Ireland, Pieta House, Suas Educational Development, and Youth Action Northern Ireland.
The Ireland Funds Flagship Awards will be used to build capacity, improve the quality and sustainability of existing programmes, and scale initiatives already demonstrating impact on the island of Ireland. The Flagship funding is just one of the ways The Ireland Funds supports Ireland’s not-for-profit sector. In addition to financial support, the organisation provides grant workshops, fundraising advice and training.
Caitriona Fottrell, Director Ireland of The Ireland Funds, welcomed and thanked guests for their continued support before describing the wonderful work undertaken by each organisation during the competitive selection process, where over 300 applications were whittled down to six Flagship Awardees. Throughout the course of the evening, each organisation was introduced by a key Ireland Funds supporter and a representative was invited to speak about the importance and impact of their work.
Guests included The Ireland Funds’ Board Directors: Jim Barry, Colin Hunt, Tommy Gallagher, Caroline Kennedy, Emer Gilvarry, Gary McGann, Trevor Ringland, and Peter Rooney, The Ireland Funds America Board Directors: Tom Meagher and Shaun Kelly; Former Chair of The Ireland Funds, Hugo MacNeill, and Paul Carroll of Cpl. Also in attendance were David Cronin, President and CEO, The Ireland Funds America, and members of the Young Leaders Dublin and Belfast steering committees.
Photography by Mark Stedman