- Empowering older people to speak up for what they want and need
- Championing older people’s participation as active citizens in their communities.
The Older Persons’ Fund at The Community Foundation for Ireland is a long term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities.
The Fund builds on The Community Foundation’s long standing engagement and commitment to supporting older people in their communities.The Foundation has invested over €1m in the sector since it was set up in 2000.
The Older Persons’ Fund has been set up with an initial investment of €3m provided by The Community Foundation (€1m) and The Atlantic Philanthropies (€2m). The Community Foundation for Ireland is targeting an additional €1m to be raised and allocated to the fund between now and 2018, as well as on-going fund development in the longer term. The Fund will initially support projects in the area of civic engagement which
- Support older people’s ‘voice’ at a local and national level, and their capacity to engage in all strands of society
- Promote older people’s participation as active citizens in their communities and their inclusion in civic life;
In the longer term, the Fund will also support activities that address older people’s social exclusion, for example loneliness and isolation, where increased civic participation is a planned outcome.
Please click here for the Older Persons’ Fund Application Form
Please click here for the Older Persons’ Fund Criteria
Please note that the closing date for the above is 5pm on March 12th 2014.
Applications must follow the Criteria and be submitted on the correct application form. We will not accept incomplete or incorrect application forms. Your application will be acknowledged by email by the Grants Team. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within three days of submission please contact us.