Awardees of Social Change Grants 2017 announced

Between February-April 2017 we opened the Social Change grants under three categories; Leadership for Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ Migrants and The Older Persons’ Fund Round 5. Through the Social Change grants, we gave out a total of €224,250  to 37 organisations spread right across Ireland.

See below for the full list of grantee organisations and the amount they received.

Leadership for Ethnic Minorities 

Organisation Amount Awarded
BlueFire €7,475.00
Galway Traveller Movement €7,500.00
Places of Sanctuary Ireland €7,500.00
Donegal Youth Service €5,500.00
TRIBLI CLG t/a Exchange House Ireland National Travellers Service €5,275.00
Taca Family Resource Centre €7,500.00
Meath Travellers Workshops €7,500.00
Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) €7,500.00
AkiDwA €7,450.00
Immigrant Council of Ireland €6,750.00
Amal Women’s Association €4,300.00
Total €74,250.00


LGBT+ Migrants

Organisation Amount Awarded
Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre €10,000.00
National LGBT Federation €10,000.00
AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd. €10,000.00
Outhouse LGBT Community Centre €9,970.00
BeLonG To Youth Services €3,030.00
Irish Refugee Council €7,000.00
Total €50,000.00


Older Persons’ Fund Round 5

Active Citizenship

Grant Application Name Amount awarded
Sligo Family Resource Centre €7,500
Breffni Community Development CLG €5,880
Older voices Kildare €5,880
SouthWest Counselling Centre €3,410
North Westmeath Hospice €7,500
Family Resource Centre CDP €4,632
Suas Educational Development €6,918
Roundwood Active Retirement Association €1,480
Milford Community Group €4,300
North Tipperary Community Services €2,500
Total €50,000


Grant Application Name Amount awarded
Together-Razem Centre €7,000
COPE Galway €6,495
Saint John of God Housing Association CLG €3,510
Gleann Fhinne Cuideachta Faoi Theorainn Rathaiochta €1,000
Anam Beo €5,000
Age & Opportunity €5,640
Wicklow Dementia Support €7,200
Active Retirement Ireland €6,500
Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project (BTAP) €3,730
Dunfanaghy Community & Family Resource CLG €3,925
Total €50,000

The Community Foundation for Ireland publishes a full list of all of the grants awarded, including the name of organisations, the amount awarded and project description from both our own funds and from our donors in our annual reports. The 2016 annual report is available here and we will publish our 2017 annual report mid next year.