Arts to Impact Fund

Arts to Impact Fund

Friday, 18 January 2019, 5.00pm

The Arts to Impact Fund has been created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, via the Dormant Accounts Fund.

Through the Arts to Impact Fund, Social Innovation Fund Ireland are aiming to support the most innovative projects across the country that are using arts and culture as a means to create positive social impact in Ireland.

As part of the application requirements, Social Innovation Fund Ireland are asking applicants to demonstrate that they have secured private or philanthropic funding for the duration of this fund. If the applicant is successful, Social Innovation Fund Ireland will match their donation by providing a 50% uplift on their funds, as well as delivering other supports such as training, impact measurement and capacity building.

The goal of the fund is to support the innovative use of arts and culture as a means to improve skills development and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults.

Projects can focus on prevention or intervention, in order to develop or improve creative, cognitive, social and emotional skills and other specific learning outcomes.

The Arts to Impact Fund aims to have wider impact and will contribute to Ireland’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

50% uplift on funds raised by applicants (applicants must provide evidence to verify the private funding has been secured)
Peer to peer networking and knowledge sharing
Training workshops
Impact measurement
A platform for awardees to showcase their work at an awards event

For further details visit the link below.


Published on 28 August 2018

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