Funding Initiative for United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2019 – Commemoration Events in Ireland
Each year the Department supports small public awareness initiatives to promote awareness of the Day and to support the work of the Irish 17 October Committee in networking with the groups responsible for the various commemorative initiatives and projects nationwide. Please follow the work of the Irish Committee at www.17october.ie to see examples of previous projects.
Applications are now being invited from groups or organisations for the Funding Initiative for the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October 2017.
This funding is open to anti-poverty organisations and groups working with people experiencing poverty at national or local level.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will NOT accept applications from profit making or trading companies, individuals, local and community development programme companies, local authorities or statutory bodies or any bodies outside the Republic of Ireland.
Please find the Application form here and Brochure here
This year’s theme – Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations theme for 17 October, 2019 is:
“Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty.”
It is important that the theme for this year is reflected in any project application. Please visit www.overcomingpoverty.org and United Nations 17 Oct homepage over the coming months to stay up to date with resources which are available and any other news.