The Innovate Together Fund which has just opened which may be of interest to organisations in your community. Applications will be open until Wednesday 12th August at 5 pm
The COVID-19 crisis is unlike anything Irish society has had to deal with before. It has seen the emergence of new social, economic, and environmental problems, which threaten the stability, sustainability, equality, and inclusivity of Ireland in which we all want to live and work. We believe innovation is the key to unlocking solutions to these challenges.
That is why Rethink Ireland has collaborated with the Irish Government to create the Innovate Together Fund. With an initial commitment of €5 million from the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund, Rethink Ireland has raised over half a million in funding from corporate partners which include the Z Zurich Foundation, Oakfield Trust, Medtronic and Twitter.
Round 2 seeks to focus investments in the below areas:
• Sustainable Ireland – innovative solutions which make Ireland more sustainable including projects which work in the areas of food provision, the circular economy, climate action and biodiversity
• Economic Recovery – innovative solutions that will aid the economic recovery through reskilling the workforce, youth employability and identifying new and innovative ways of working
• Community Outreach – innovative solutions to address the challenges COVID-19 has created on the most marginalised and vulnerable of society.
Applications can apply here: https://rethinkireland.ie/current_fund/innovate-together-fund-2020/