Arthur Guinness Fund Re-Opens for Applications

Up to €100,000 funding available for established and start-up projects

The Arthur Guinness Fund has re-opened for applications from social entrepreneurs from Ireland and Northern Ireland, with up to €100,000 available to projects that are innovative, impactful and sustainable. Established as part of the Guinness 250 celebrations, the Arthur Guinness Fund pays tribute to Arthur Guinness and his philanthropic legacy. Guinness & Co. is working with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland to implement the fund. Over the last two years nearly €2 million has been awarded to twenty projects addressing social, environmental and community issues in Ireland.

The Arthur Guinness Fund invites applications from start-up projects with grants of up to €25,000 per annum for two years available. Applications from more advanced projects (ideally two to five years) are also welcome with grants of up to €50,000 per annum for two years available. In addition, all successful applicants will benefit from access to the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Alumni Network. Applicants are asked to register their project under one of six categories:  Technology and Social Media for Social Good, Skills for Life, Enriching the Environment, Social and Community Regeneration, Culture and Arts and Community Wellbeing.  A final open category is also available to projects that do not fit within any of the above categories, but are still working towards sustainable social change in Ireland.

For more information and to apply to the fund, please click here. The closing date for applications is 30th November 2011.   If you have any questions please email

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