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Social Innovation Supports

From: Department of Rural and Community Development

Social Innovation Fund

The Social Innovation Fund was created to support innovative solutions to critical social issues in Ireland. The fund was set up to fill the gap in funding innovation in the non-profit sector.

All money raised by the Social Innovation Fund through its private and charitable donors is matched by the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund.

For a list of schemes operated by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, and how to make an application to the fund, please visit the following link:

Young Social Innovators (YSI)

Young Social Innovators promotes education for social innovation by empowering and supporting young people to realise their potential as social innovators, giving them the skills and confidence to tackle the social issues facing them, their communities and wider society.

Young Social Innovators provide a range of services to young people, including the Junior and Senior Innovation Action Programmes. To see more information about Young Social Innovators as well as how to apply for funding, please visit the following link: