Fall / Winter 2015

11th December, 2015

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Benefacts
Benefacts is a new website that will provide up-to-date detailed financial and governance data on nonprofits in Ireland. The initiative is being funded in a partnership between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Atlan¬tic Philanthropies and The Ireland Funds.
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Bia
In Ireland, six times more food is produced than is consumed. As a significant food exporter, tremendous amounts of food often go to waste. And yet in Ireland, people still go hungry.
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Blossom
Blossom Ireland was set up in 2010 to bridge the gap between the available public services and the actual needs of families of children with special needs. They now run Blossom Ireland Discovery Camps throughout the year and have over 45 children registered.
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Fighting Words
As a recent Ireland Funds Flagship Grantee, Fighting Words is delighted to be able to extend its free creative writing workshops beyond the original Dublin space. Launched in March, 2015 Fighting Words is now at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry of Queens University in Belfast.
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Glengormley Integrated School
Almost 22,000 children in 62 schools across Northern Ireland now attend Integrated schools. In Belfast, the Glengormley Integrated Primary School serves over 300 children in an integrated setting, and they are bursting at the seams.
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Helium Arts
Helium Arts opens a creative and imaginative new world for children whose lives are affected and often limited by chronic or serious illness —a world where they can experience no limits.
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Folktown Market
The Ireland Funds have helped Folktown Market bring new life to a forgotten corner of Belfast.
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Kerry Film Festival – Silver Screenings
The Silver Screenings Programme was devised for Kerry’s older and retired community. And to make participation possible for all, there is little or no cost to attend events and screenings.
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The National College of Ireland – Early Learning Initiative
The Wings of Early Education. In Dublin’s inner city, parents and children find a new resource for learning.
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The Tara Project at Blackrock Castle Observatory
The Ireland Funds support a love of learning through Project Tara, an Irish-led collaborative program designed to encour¬age cross cultural relationships between students around the world through the inspiring topic of astronomy and space science.
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The Playhouse – Street Talk Project
In 1992, The Playhouse was set up in former Convent Primary School buildings scheduled for demolition. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Pauline Ross, The Playhouse has flourished to become one of the busiest and most dynamic cross-border /cross-community Art Centres in Ireland.
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The Little Museum of Dublin
A grant from The Ireland Funds initially assisted the Museum’s education program for children: the “I Love Dublin” classes. School groups can come for free guided tours and activities creating a rich awareness in children of the history of their city. Thanks to a Flagship Grant given to The Little Museum of Dublin, The Ireland Funds now also have “The Ireland Funds Gallery” a space for cultural and educational programming that has been named in honor of our donors.
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Royal Hibernian Academy
In the late 1700s a group of Irish artists petitioned the then Viceroy, Early Talbot, for an opportunity to show their works annually. The request was granted and The Royal Hibernian Academy was born.
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Specialisterne
The Ireland Funds are proud to support Specialisterne in their work to bridge employment needs and opportunities with the autism community in Ireland.
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