Minister Canney welcomes selection of FoodCloud as First Awardee of Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s new Growth Fund

Mr. Seán Canney TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (30 October) welcomes the selection of FoodCloud as the first recipient of funding under Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s new Growth Fund. This fund is being supported by both AIB and the Department of Rural and Community Development, from the Dormant Accounts Fund… Continue reading.

Minister Kyne announces €1.2m from the Dormant Accounts Fund to upgrade eight Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres

Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Sean Kyne TD, today (15 October) announced the provision of funding of €1.2m from the Dormant Accounts Fund to upgrade eight Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres.

This announcement gives effect to the commitment contained in the Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan 2018, announced by the Minister last July, to provide the necessary funding to upgrade Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres, in order to provide a consistent level of volunteering service nationwide. The locations involved are Cavan, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wexford… Continue reading.

Social Innovation Fund Ireland announces winners of €500,000 Resilient Communities Fund

Minister of State Seán Kyne, T.D today announced the winners of the €500,000 Resilient Communities Fund at the National Ploughing Championships.

The fund was set up to provide grants and supports to innovative projects that strengthen community resilience and have a social, environmental or economic impact. The €500,000 fund, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, is supported by Tomar Trust and the Department of Rural and Community Development from the Dormant Accounts Fund… Continue reading.