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George Moore Scholars
In February 2020, The Ireland Funds launched the George Moore Scholars program, an ambitious all-Ireland scholarship program that offers extraordinary supports to academically talented students who wish to undertake a master’s degree in the US, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand, to realize their full career potential. The high-value scholarships will cover the cost of higher education fees, research, travel, visas, health insurance and other living costs associated with pursuing postgraduate education abroad. By 2025, it is expected that the number of George Moore Scholars will grow to 50 per annum, supported from a fund of €2 million ($2.36m) annually.
ALONE supports older people who are socially isolated, homeless, living in poverty or crisis so that they can age at home. Funding from The Ireland Funds is helping ALONE meet the cost of training volunteers to ensure that the 1,100 daily calls to its hotline from older people who need care and support can be answered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every week across the island of Ireland, 10 children are diagnosed with cancer. Flagship funding from The Ireland Funds is helping Cancer Fund for Children support children and their families so that they don’t have to face cancer alone.
Learning Hub Limerick uses education as a tool to empower young people so that they can reach their true potential. Support from The Ireland Funds is helping them pivot to deliver their educational programmes to hundreds of families in a safe, child-friendly online environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Support for Safe Ireland is providing for the immediate and basic needs of over 300 women and children experiencing domestic violence to help keep them safe in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
Support for Tech2Students is providing computers and software to students who don’t have access to technology at home to ensure that they can continue their education during the COVID-19 lockdown.
These are challenging times, but we are facing those challenges, together. The thousands of organizations we support touch the lives of real people, increase opportunities, and improve society every day. The Ireland Funds continues to come alongside communities and organizations across the island of Ireland with funding for immediate and long-term needs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
174 Trust in Belfast has pivoted its cross-community services and is now serving as a food-hub to the local neighborhood. Support from The Ireland Funds is now ensuring that 174 Trust can safely deliver meals each week to hundreds of vulnerable people in the community.
Barnardos is currently working with over 2,700 families affected by domestic abuse, mental health challenges, addiction and homelessness. Support from The Ireland Funds is helping deliver crisis services, safety planning for those faced with domestic abuse, food parcels, diapers and other essential items.
Support for The Early Learning Initiative (ELI) of the National College of Ireland is providing remote home visits, activity packs and materials to hundreds of educationally-disadvantaged children and their families to create a positive home learning environment during the COVID-19 crisis.
Food distribution in Ireland is facing unprecedented challenges. Support from The Ireland Funds for FoodCloud is helping continue the delivery of food to 500+ charity partners across the country.
Learn More About The Ireland Funds Heart of The Community Fund
The Ireland Funds Heart of the Community Fund will provide critical and timely funding to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. more info
Learn More About The Ireland Funds COVID-19 Response Fund
As the world faces the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ireland Funds is coming alongside the organizations we support with aid for immediate and long-term needs with our COVID-19 Response Fund. 100% of every gift goes directly to outstanding organizations serving the greatest needs across the island of Ireland. The Ireland Funds’ expertise and insight into the nonprofit sector ensures that all gifts are used where the need is the greatest. more info