The Irish government’s core funding scheme for national community and voluntary organisations is open for applications.
The Scheme to Support National Organisations’ (SSNO) overall aim is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national organisations to assist them to operate and fund core staff positions.
SSNO has an overall budget of €16m from 2016-2019 and is financed by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) and administered by Pobal.
The primary focus of SSNO funding is on organisations which:
• provide supports (both direct and indirect) to those who are disadvantaged
• demonstrate good governance
• deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more of the following:
• addresses poverty
• addresses social exclusion
• promotes equality
To date 71 organisations have been supported by the SSNO programme.
Applicants can apply for up to three years of funding, from 01 July 2019 to 30 June 2022. Applicants can apply for a minimum grant award: €30,000 per annum up to a maximum grant award of €90,000 per annum.
A number of pre-application events are being held and details are on the Pobal website.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Thursday 31 January 2019, although Pobal is encouraging applicants not to leave their application to the last minute because of the large volume of submissions at that time.
Technical queries in relation to applications can be addressed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 511 7222.
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