Tánaiste announces €1.5 million fund for civic society cross-border projects

The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin TD has announced €1.5 million in funding for civic society organisations under the Government’s Shared Island Civic Society Fund. Organisations are invited to apply for funding from Monday 24 June 2024.

The Shared Island Civic Society Fund promotes practical North South cooperation and engagement across a range of sectors and themes consistent with the objectives and commitments of the Good Friday Agreement.

The Shared Island Civic Society Fund has been developed as part of the Government’s Shared Island initiative and is supported through the Shared Island Fund.

Announcing this third round of applications to the Shared Island Civic Society Fund, the Tánaiste said:

“The Shared Island Civic Society Fund enhances the rich cooperation and exchange already carried out by civic society across the island.

“I am delighted to see the high level of interest in the Fund. People and communities want to do more on a cross-border basis.

“Organisations across this island are demonstrating the benefits of increased partnership and I am pleased that the Shared Island Initiative can serve to support this important work.

“To build on the success of the Fund to date, I am delighted to invite applications for an additional €1.5 million in support for new and exciting projects. Applications can be made through the gov.ie website and must be received by 2 August.”

How to apply

Applications are required to have a clear North South dimension, involving cross-border partners collaborating on a project to strengthen North South civic, economic, cultural, and/or political links.

The latest round of the Shared Island Civic Society Fund will accept applications from 11 am Monday 24 June 2024 until 1 pm on Friday 2 August 2024 with total funding available of up to €1.5 million.

Further information on the Shared Island Civic Society Fund and the application form is available at: gov – Shared Island Civic Society Fund (www.gov.ie)