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United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2015

Event - Public Awareness Funding Initiative

Deadline for applications: 12.00pm, Friday 5th June 2015.

Since 1992, 17th October has been recognised by the United Nations as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The Department of Social Protection has a limited amount of funding to support anti-poverty groups to organise local, regional or national activities to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The total amount of funding available is approximately €42,000. It is envisaged that 12 - 15 projects across the country will be funded.

This funding is open to anti-poverty organisations and groups working with people experiencing poverty at national or local level.


Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon Friday 5th June 2015.


Please find explanatory brochure here and application form here


Young Social Innovators Showcase 2015

Students of Beara Community School, Castletownbere, Co. Cork receive their trophy for winning 2015 YSI School Poverty Challenge ““Making Our Country More Inclusive & Poverty Free” from Paul Kelly, Social Inclusion Division

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