Awards & Funding

CorkCity PPN Funding Digest – Available Funding January – February

Click here to download CorkCityPPNFundingDigestJan_Feb

This overview includes a list of funding that may be relevant to our members. It includes The Funding Digest, compiled by the  Wheel for us  Download the full document here. Funding not listed in the funding Digest is listed at the end. 

Funding Overview 

Funding   Focus Deadline
Ward funds – North East ward (Cllr Oliver Moran) Click Ward funds for specific capital projects ranging from €100 – €500.  Applications assessed 1/4ly
National Geographic Society Grants
(See Funding Digest Pg 10)
Projects in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology in focus areas: 1.Wildlife; 2. Human Journey; 3. Changing Planet 15 Jan
Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
(See Funding Digest Pg 12)
Supporting Initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy. Funding > €75,000 29 Jan
Charlemagne Youth Prize
(See Funding Digest Pg 15)
Aimed at young people aged between 16-30 years, working on a project with a European dimension 31 Jan
Cork 2020 Commemorations Fund
Local events commemorating the centenary of the War of Independence.   27 Jan,16:00
Foundation Ensemble Small Grants (Threatened Animal Species)
(See Funding Digest Pg 16)
Projects that contributes to protecting threatened animal species according to the IUCN classification (‘vulnerable’ or more). Funding : €10,000 01 Feb
Conrad N Hilton Fund for Sisters 
(See Funding Digest Pg 18)
Supporting the apostolic work of Roman Catholic sisters. Projects incl : women and children; education/communications; healthcare/HIV; clean water/food and agriculture; immigration/refugee services 01 Feb
DM Thomas Foundation for Young People Grants 
(See Funding Digest Pg 20)
Charities working in education or health with children and young people with disabilities; or those who are sick in hospital or are life limited (requiring palliative care) Quarterly deadlines
Culture Ireland Grants
(See Funding Digest Pg 22)
Irish professional artists, arts organisations and international presenters to present work by Irish artists at significant international venues and festivals. 13 Feb
The Arts Council – Young Ensembles Scheme 
(See Funding Digest Pg 25)
Supporting groups of young people (12-24yrs) to create or critically engage original work in any artform. Funding range to €25,000. 13 Feb
Social Innovation Fund – Ability to Work Fund 
(See Funding Digest Pg 29)
Open to organisations working with people with an intellectual, physical, mental health, learning or sensory disability and are 17 years and older.
Cash grants to €90,000 each year for 3 years and a business supports package
14 Feb
Erasmus+ Programme: 2014 – 2020
(See Funding Digest Pg 32)
Open to private or public organisations in  adult education, higher education, school education, sport, vocational education & training, and youth & community work Various between 20-26 Feb
Rural Regeneration and Development Fund 
(See Funding Digest Pg 37)
Supporting projects between government departments, State agencies, local authorities, other public bodies, communities and other, to impact on sustainable economic & social development in rural areas. 28 Feb
Christian Brothers Edmund Rice Trust Fund 
See Funding Digest Pg 39)
Project areas incl: The alleviation of poverty; training; research into educational disadvantage, school effectiveness, youth leadership and religious development of young people; Educational facilities 28 Feb
Irish Cancer Society X-HALE 2020 Short Film Competition Grant Call
Youth groups to create and promote a youth-led short-film that encourages young people to be smoke free. Training available 05 Mar

Funding Not Listed in the Funding Point Digest

Application for ward funds – North East ward
Cllr Oliver Moran, Green Party

 Community and other groups can apply for ward funds for specific capital projects (e.g. planting, materials, etc.) or publicly-accessible events for amounts ranging from €100 – €500. Total funding available amounts to €8,000 and will be allocated throughout the 2020 for specific community-based projects. All applications will be reviewed and assessed quarterly (in January, April, July and October).

Please note that restrictions apply to the allocation of ward funds, particularly for citywide groups or those outside of my ward.

To apply use this form: using this online form:
For queries contact
 Cork 2020 Commemorations Fund


Deadline: Mon 27 Jan, 16:00

Communities and organisations and schools across Cork City are to be invited to avail of a new Cork 2020 Commemorations Fund to support local events commemorating the centenary of the War of Independence – a monumental year in the history of the city.


X-HALE 2020 Short Film Competition Grant Call
Deadline for applications: Thursday 05 March
For details and to apply visit:


The Irish Cancer Society X-HALE 2020 Youth Worker Training and Short Film Competition grant opportunities are now open for applications. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Supporting young people to be smoke free and empowering them to take action on tobacco will save lives and improve life opportunities for generations to come.

The X-HALE Short Film Competition is an exciting opportunity for youth groups to create and promote a youth-led short-film that encourages young people to be smoke free.
Participating groups can avail of free training, film making workshops and resources and will be invited to watch all competition entries on the big screen at the X-HALE Youth Awards 2020, with a chance of winning cool prizes. If your youth organisation works with 10-24 year olds and you are interested in receiving funding, resources and training to educate and empower the young people you work with around smoking in a creative and engaging way, the Irish Cancer Society want to hear from you
For details and to apply visit:

For queries, contact or (01)2316624

Don’t miss X-HALE 2020 Free Training for Youth Workers and Volunteers in Smoking Prevention and Education, on Tuesday 4 February, The Glen Resource Centre, Glen Avenue, The Glen, Cork, 10:00 – 16:00 (read more in Training