The Ray Murphy Fund for Leadership

Tina-roche-ceo-the-community-foundation-for-ireland-professional-advisersRay Murphy worked for the Mott Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies and was instrumental in helping us get established in our early years. When he passed away in 2007 our board established a 10 year fund in his memory focusing on an area of particular interest to him – leadership in the not for profit sector.

The fund is aimed at Chief Executives within the community and voluntary sector. The fund will support CEOs to reflect on their leadership role within the community

Grants from this fund will provide CEOs with the opportunity to access leadership-related mentoring or coaching.

The Fund will make grants to build leadership within the community sector over 10 years, 2008 – 2017.

It is with regret that we cannot accept applications for courses which are not centrally focused on leadership-related mentoring or coaching. The fund will not cover regular leadership courses, degrees or post-graduate courses.

Grants of up to €2,500 may be awarded.

Who can apply
Chief Executives within the community and voluntary sector.

How to apply
Contact Adele Mc Namara:  amcnamara@foundation.ie to determine suitability.  If suitable, the criteria and an application form will then be sent for you to complete.  Return your completed application form as per the instructions outlined on these documents.

Assessment of Grant Recipients
To ensure that funds are being allocated and used correctly we continuously and randomly assess various projects that have received funding through us. This allows us to give a high level of commitment to all our donors that their funds are being used in an appropriate manner and are also having the impacts that they want.
Outcome Reports
All grantees are required to provide an Outcome Report six months after their grant has been awarded.

Case Studies
We have compiled a case study of a previous grant made under the Ray Murphy Fund for Leadership. To view PDF version of the case study click on the download here link below.

Case Study – Ruairi McKiernan: Download here (PDF 0.5MB)