The Ireland Funds awards €10,000 to Wicklow non-profit organisation through Heart of the Community Fund 2022

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The Ireland Funds, the global philanthropic network, has awarded €10,000 in funding to a charitable cause in County Wicklow through its Heart of the Community Fund 2022, which is providing critical and timely funding by responding to the needs of a wide range of not-for-profit organisations.

Through The Ireland Funds Heart of the Community Fund 2022, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation received support.

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (GCPR) works with individuals, groups and communities to transform conflict, promote reconciliation, encourage healthy relationships and build sustainable peace. It is working to become a Centre of Excellence for Practical Peacebuilding to augment its work in peacebuilding education. This grant will enable GCPR to purchase and install technical equipment to deliver mediation and practical peace-building skills workshops, modules and conferences.

The Ireland Funds launched The Heart of the Community Fund in 2021 to support organisations striving to meet the ever-growing needs of people across the island of Ireland.

This year’s grant round will provide a total of $1,000,000 in funding to 74 organisations in 23 counties across the island of Ireland. The grants have been distributed to organisations working under The Ireland Funds’ four pillars of Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education and Peace & Reconciliation.

Siobhán Gallagher, Executive Director of The Ireland Funds, said: “The Ireland Funds is proud to continue to build on the success of the Heart of the Community Fund and to support Ireland’s non-profit sector, North and South, with this latest round of $1,000,000It is our hope that these grants will impact and enhance the lives of thousands of people, changing them for the better.”

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