Cork City PPN

Community Funding Overview – Updated 10 April 2020

Age Action and Red Cross Hardship Fund
for Older People who need extra support during the Covid 19 period

Examples of expenses include small household maintenance, repairs and safety improvements, food, provisions, delivery costs, small appliances; digital technology contribution towards increased energy costs or telephone bills; home or personal security costs; additional travel costs for essential reasons (medical appointments, etc.)


Community Foundation for Ireland’s Covid-19 Community Fund
Click here to apply: Covid-19 Response Fund

This fund is aimed at the immediate needs of organisations impacted by Covid-19.

The focus is on the following groups: People over 60; People with respiratory illnesses or cancer; experiencing domestic abuse; isolated vulnerable people and families, particularly in rural areas; Mental health issues for those affected by Covid- 19Applications can be made to continue or adapt existing work or to pilot new work that will support those most vulnerable as a result of Covid-19. Grants between €1,000 and €10,000.

A high level of interest in this fund is anticipated. Apply as soon as possible.

Apply here Covid-19 Response Fund
For queries contact the Grants team


Sustainable Cork Fund
Deadline: Friday 17 April

The Sustainable Cork Fund will support not-for-profit organisations to increase the sustainability of Cork’s urban and rural communities through environmental, social and economic innovations which shape a more inclusive future for all. Grants up to €55,000 are available plus a business support package. The Fund will support projects achieving impact in:

  1. Climate action and environmental awareness:
  2. Community inclusion and cohesion:
  3. Sustainable employment and economic development:


Social Entrepreneurs Grants – Ideas Academy
Deadline for application extended : Tuesday 14 April, 12:00

The Ideas Academy is for people who have identified a social problem and have an idea to help solve it. Participants on this programme receive training and support in key areas of importance to idea-stage social entrepreneurs such as how to develop your idea, pilot it, and set up your project. The Ideas Academy will help you to take those first steps to move from idea to action.


CorkCity PPN Funding Digest
Available Funding Mar-Apr
Click here to download CorkCityPPNFundingDigestMar_Apr

European Social Catalyst Fund (Learn More on Pg 34) Type: social innovation / philanthropy Deadline: Extended July
National Geographic Society Grants
(Learn more Pg 36)
Type: environment / wildlife Deadline: 22 April
DM Thomas Foundation for Young People Grants
(Learn More Pg 38)
Type: youth / children / health Deadline: Extended July
Energy for Generations Fund
(learn more Pg 40)
Type: suicide / homelessness / education Deadline: 05 May