b'AROUND THE WORLDGREAT BRITAIN NEWSThe Ireland Funds Great Britain has had a busy year with outstanding events, the addition of new Trustees and 155,000 awarded to 37 community organizations. We will work to rene our offer to supporters so that there is a deeper understanding of our twin tracks: raising money directly for good causes and also helping our supporters to direct their support to their chosen causes through Donor Advised Grants. For example, in the nal quarter of the year to March 31, eight Donor Advised Grants totally 215,000 were made through the IFGB. Total grants made in the last nancial year were in excess of 1.2m. Rory Godson, Chair of The Ireland Funds Great BritainThe Ireland Funds Great Britain awards 155,000 to community organizationsThe Ireland Funds Great Britain (IFGB) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Grant Round. The IFGB has awarded 155,000 to 37 deserving organizations working with and for the Irish community in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The objective of the Grant Round is to contribute much needed funds to organizations across Great Britain and the island of Ireland with projects supporting: community development, culture, peace and reconciliation, and education.Over 100 applications were received when the grant round opened in October of 2018, double the number of applications in the previous year. Chair of the IFGB Grants Committee, Seamus McGarry, said: the in-crease in the number of applications received this year demonstrates the real need that still exists in the Irish community today. The Ireland Funds is proud to support many grassroots organizations and the vital work that they do to help the vulnerable in our communities and to promote Ireland and Irish culture.Director Katie Jemmett said: the purpose of the IFGB is to create aTHE 37 ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED GRANTS ARE:positive social impact and to make a real difference to those working and#IamIrish Irish Music and Dance inliving in our communities. It is our aim to grow our Grant Round year on174 Trust London (IMDL)year and increase our impact and reach, and we are grateful to all of ourAnam Cara Parental & Irish Pensioners Choirdonors and supporters who fund our work and make it possible for us toSibling Bereavement Support Irish Repertory Theatre Company UKBirmingham Irish Associations Leeds Irish Arts Foundation (IAF)assist these excellent organizations. Brent Irish Advisory Service Leeds Irish Health & HomesIn addition to the Grant Round, The Ireland Funds Great BritainCINEMAGIC Leicestershire GATEdistributed over half a million pounds to charities through its DonorConradh na Gaeilge Glasch Lewisham Irish Community CentreAdvised Grants program in 2018. Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain Liverpool Irish CentreFeith an Cheoil School of London Ladies Gaelic FootballThe IFGB Grant Round awardees demonstrate the breadth of workTraditional Irish Music Luton Irish Forumcarried out by community organizations across Great Britain and theGlencree Centre for Peace Northampton Irish Support GroupislandofIreland.Projectssupportedthisyearinclude:creativeand Reconciliation ReCreate IrelandImmigrant Counselling and Southwark Irish Pensioners Projectpodcasts which look at Irish identity; the establishment of a mens shed;Psychotherapy (icap) space charitya cross-community filmmaking project for young people aged 11-19;Irish Chaplaincy Sticky Fingers Artsengaging Travelers in suitable training, education and work experience;Irish Community Care The Aisling ProjectIrish Community Services in The Haringey Irish Culturalthe provision of day services to elderly Irish people; a music bursary forGreenwich, Bexley and Lewisham & Community Centrecomposition of classical music on Irish themes; development of an ITIrish Cultural Centre The London Irish Centre Charityeducation course for older Irish community members; educationalIrish Elderly Advice Network Tyneside Irish Cultural SocietyIrish Film London Void Art Centreresources for Irish speakers in London; and the provision of group therapyIrish Heritagefor carers and socially isolated adults.connect 201994'