- Project Partners
- Apply for Funding
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.
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|
|Brighter Communities Worldwide||2018||3||€780,000|
|The Carter Centre||2018||3||€600,000|
|Christian Blind Mission||2018||3||€ 960,000|
|Fields of Life||2019||3||€750,000|
|Global Witness Trust||2019||2||€360,000|
|Health Poverty Action||2019||3||€260,000|
|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|
|The Leprosy Mission||2019||3||€210,000|
|War on Want NI||2019||2||€290,000|
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.
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.
Our Civil Society Policy
Download the Irish Aid Civil Society Policy 2008 (PDF, 428kb)
Irish Aid Annual Report 2016
Read the 2017 Irish Aid Annual Report to read more about how we work with civil society organsiations.