Social Innovation Fund Ireland First Education Fund

Social Innovation Fund Ireland has announced details of their first education fund and are currently accepting applications. 

What is the Education Fund ?

Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s Education Fund is open to projects that are focused on improving educational outcomes (at QQI Level 6 or higher from the National Framework of Qualifications) for those experiencing educational disadvantage.

It is not a requirement of this fund to offer QQI level 6 accreditation as part of the solution, but projects must be able to demonstrate that their work acts as a bridge or pathway to this accreditation.

Projects are likely to focus on students at the upper end of second level or starting higher education.

Educational disadvantage that arises from living in a disadvantaged area, socio-economic disadvantage, experiencing mental health or other health issues, or disability are all relevant to this Fund.

More information on the Education Fund and how to apply are available on our website here:

Who are Social Innovation Fund Ireland?

Social Innovation Fund Ireland is a charity created by Government in order to establish a fund of significant size and impact to aid the development of social innovation.

Our organisation’s mission is to provide growth capital and support to the best social innovations in Ireland, enabling them to scale and maximise their impact.