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Insurance company offers €1m for community projects in Ireland

Insurance company offers €1m for community projects in Ireland

Insurance company IPB has opened its €1 million grants round for 2016 in .

IPB says it will allocate grants to support projects in local areas, led by local people and to improve the quality of life for those living in their community. It is aimed at empowering local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.

Projects must improve the quality of life and general wellbeing of the community and must meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Healthier and more active communities – improve the health and wellbeing for all and promote an active lifestyle in the community.
  • New ways of working with young and older people – engage younger people in positive activities within the community; create a sense of belonging through community-led projects that aid older people in becoming independent and engaged members of the local community.
  • Improved frontline services and facilities in the community – increase and/or develop the use of community assets and services to bring about an increase in the promotion of stronger, cohesive and balanced communities and in the enjoyment, living standards, appearance and general wellbeing of local communities for the social and economic benefit of the community.

Applications can be made at different levels – €5,000, €10,000 or €20,000. Only one application can be made at the same time.

The closing date for the online application is 25 April 2016.

IPB, the mutual insurer to Ireland’s local authorities, provides a county by county list of the grants it has given over the last two years.

 

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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