NGOs to receive €10 million in funding


Twenty-three Irish and 8 international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) are to receive funding of close to €10 million to enable them to continue running projects in developing countries, it was announced today.

The grants, approved under Irish Aid’s Civil Society Fund, will support 41 projects in 31 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

The Civil Society Fund focuses on poverty alleviation among the world's poorest people through the provision of funding for sustainable development programmes and projects.

Among the organisations to receive funds are Cambodia Trust Ireland, Support Africa Foundation, Right to Sight and Lepra Ireland.

Making today's funding announcement, Minister for State for Overseas Development, Peter Power said: "Irish Aid has built strong partnerships with NGOs and missionaries active in many of the world’s least developed countries. As well as supporting broader development, these organisations play a critical role in galvanising communities to reduce poverty. The funding announced today will strengthen our partnership over the coming years.”

This year Irish Aid will provide over €140 million in support of the overseas development work of Irish and international NGOs.