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Civil Society Project Funding

The 2019 Grant Call has now closed.

Access to water in Inhambane province, Mozambique

  • Overview
  • Project Partners
  • Apply for Funding

Overview

Overview

Irish Aid has a long history of supporting Irish civil society organisations working in the developing world. The Civil Society Fund (CSF) is Irish Aid’s main project funding scheme. Applications are accepted on an annual basis from Irish and invited international civil society organisations to carry out development projects of between one and three years in duration. The process is highly competitive and not all applications will be successful.

Project Partners

Project partners

Who are our project partners?

13 organisations were successful in their application to the 2019 Round of the Civil Society Fund. Grants totalling over €5 million over three years were approved. The following organisations were successful:

SF Partner  Application Year  Duration Total Grant Awarded 
A Partnership with Africa  2018 2 €470,000
Aidlink 2018 3 €930,000
Anti-Slavery International  2016 3 €153,819
Brighter Communities Worldwide  2018 3 €780,000
Camara Education 2018 2 €600,000
Camfed 2017 3 €300,000
The Carter Centre 2018 3 €600,000
Christian Blind Mission  2018 3 € 960,000
Childfund 2018 1 €250,000
ECPAT 2019 1 €100,000
FIDH 2018 3 €570,000
Fields of Life 2019 3 €750,000
Global Witness Trust 2019 2 €360,000
Haven 2019 2 €280,000
Health Poverty Action 2019 3 €260,000
IFPA 2016 3 €360,000
ILCUF 2018 3 €750,000
ILGA 2019 3 €750,000
ISHR 2017 2 €250,000
Martin Ennals Foundation 2019 3 €150,000
Meningitis Research Foundation 2019 1 €165,000
Minority Rights Group 2018 3 €510,000
Nepal Leprosy Trust 2018 3 €240,000
Nurture Africa  2019 3 €900,000
Orbis 2019 3 €750,000
PMIA 2018 2 €210,000
SaferWorld 2018 2 €360,000
Serve 2018 3 €840,000
SHEP 2018 3 €270,000
Suas 2018 2 €120,000
Tearfund Ireland 2018 2 €560,000
The Leprosy Mission 2019 3 €210,000
UCC 2019 1 €50,000
UPR Info 2017 3 €210,000
War on Want NI 2019 2 €290,000

Apply for Funding

Civil Society Fund 2019


The Civil Society Fund (CSF) is Irish Aid’s main competitive project funding scheme. Applications are accepted on an annual basis from Irish and invited foreign civil society organisations to carry out development projects in countries which are eligible to receive Overseas Development Assistance.  Projects must be between one and three years duration.  Please see the Call for Applications document below for further details. 


Key Documents

 

Read more about Civil Society funding

See our 2017 Annual Report for a list of organisations that received funding through the main civil society funding schemes administered by Irish Aid HQ.