Animate 2017 Funding

Animate 2017 is a €220,000 fund that provides grants and supports to early stage projects or organisations that have come up with clever ideas to address health and social issues in their community. This year the Animate Fund will have two elements, the first will seek out early stage innovations that have smart responses to general community issues such as poverty, educational disadvantage etc. The second element will have a specific focus on community health with the new Healthy Community Awards which is proudly supported by Medtronic.

The Animate Fund supports early stage innovation, projects or organisations to help them advance to the next stage of their development. It is intended that by the end of each Awardee’s involvement with the programme, they will be ready for the next stage of social finance or philanthropic investment.

The Animate Fund will accept applications from;

  • Not for Profits
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Charities
  • Social Enterprises

For more information, please see www.socialinnovation.ie.