Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary

The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary – Community Grants Programme 2017

Scale: €100,000
Grant amounts: up to €5,000
Open to community and voluntary organisations working in County Tipperary.

To enhance a sense of belonging in communities

Grants will support:
Community initiatives promoting  a sense of belonging and community spirt. Priority will be given to initiatives that seek to engage youth and new members to a community and increase their sense of belonging. Grants of up to €5,000 will be available.

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • An identified need that can be addressed with this funding
  • How the initiative will increase the sense of belonging for youth and new communities
  • That the initiative has engaged with and secured the support of the local community
  • How many beneficiaries there will be as a result
  • A clear budget

Grants will not support:
Animal charities
Overseas travel
Political activity
Missionary activity
Capital project contributions
Projects outside County Tipperary

1st December 2016:                         Fund open for applications
20th January 2017:                            Closing date
28th February 2017:                          Outcomes announced
28th February 2017:                          Grant payments issued (if successful)
1st September 2017:                        Outcome reports to be submitted to The Community Foundation


The fund closed on Friday 20th January. Late applications will not be accepted.



The Tony Ryan Trust established a fund with us to:

Support children and young people in Tipperary to reach their full potential’.

The ‘Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary’ was established in 2013 by the Tony Ryan Trust to give financial support to evidence based initiatives that support children and young people in County Tipperary to reach their full potential. The core focus of the funding was to improve the life experience of Children and Young people living in County Tipperary.  Funding of €1million was committed and to be disbursed over a two to three year timeframe.

A very positive independent evaluation of the impact of The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary was published in November 2015. The fund allocated €1M in private philanthropic funding over two years for programmes supporting children and young people in County Tipperary. It allowed focus on a specific geographic area and cohort, making effect at county level, through a Donor Advised Fund. The fund enabled us to get deeply involved with issues, stakeholders and services, adding value to the wealth of talent and resources in the existing infrastructure. View further information on the evaluation here.

To read about the grants award ceremony in September 2013, please visit Our News section. To read the very positive evaluation of the fund visit here.