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Funding Opportunity: 2022 Civil Society Project in Ireland


Funding Opportunity: 2022 Civil Society Project in Ireland


Deadline: 10-Dec-21

The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., opened the call for applications to Irish Aid’s Civil Society Fund 2022 round. The Fund supports NGOs to carry out projects with a duration of 1 to 3 years in countries eligible for overseas development assistance.

Funding Information
The minimum annual grant is €50,000 and maximum annual grant is €400,000, subject to the limit of 60% dependency on the Department.
Eligibility Criteria
The following eligibility criteria apply:

Country of Registration: The applicant organisation must be either Irish, or a non-Irish organisation which has received an invitation to apply for funding.
Charitable Status: Irish applicant organisations must hold a Registered Charity Number for a minimum of two years as of 10 December 2021 and be compliant with the Irish Charities Regulatory Authority annual reporting requirements. International NGOs must be in receipt of a relevant invitation from the Civil Society Fund, registered as charities in the countries of their headquarters for a minimum of two years as of 10 December 2021 and be compliant with the relevant charities regulatory authority (or equivalent) reporting requirements.
Organisation Focus: Irish applicant organisations must have ongoing operations in Ireland that relate to the direct management and oversight of overseas development projects. International NGOs must have HQ operations that include responsibilities for the direct management and/or oversight of overseas development projects. Missionary organisations and religious orders are not eligible to apply and should instead contact Misean Cara.
Independence and Added Value: If the organisation is part of a larger international family, it must have its own constitution or governance document and an independent board of trustees (i.e. the board must be locally appointed and be free and able to make independent decisions on strategic and operational issues).
Tax Clearance Certificate: Irish organisations must submit a Tax Clearance Certificate with the Eligibility Form. Non-Irish organisations must provide an equivalent assurance.
Funding Status: Applications cannot be accepted from any organisations which have been approved by the Department to receive a grant in 2021 from either the Department of Foreign Affairs Civil Society Fund or Programme Grant.
Focus of Work: The areas of intervention by the organisation must meet the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) definition of Official Development Assistance and take place in a country or countries classified by the OECD DAC as eligible for assistance.
Accounts: The Eligibility Form should be accompanied by full audited accounts for the two financial years prior to application. Accounts must also be available on the organisation’s website prior to the eligibility deadline.
Record of Compliance: Applicants with a record of non-compliance with the terms of Department contract(s) may not be considered for funding.
Safeguarding: Applicants must have policies and procedures in place to protect vulnerable and young adults, children, beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, as relevant. Copies of these policies should be submitted along with the Eligibility Form. If it is intended to on-grant some or all of the CSF support to a partner organisation, these must also have relevant policies and procedures in place and copies of these should also be submitted with the Eligibility Form.
For more information, visit https://www.irishaid.ie/what-we-do/who-we-work-with/civil-society/civil-society-fund/

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