Providing Access to Education

The Ireland Funds invest in high-quality education by supporting programs that widen access to and participation in third-level education for under-represented groups; providing access to integrated education in Northern Ireland; and supporting innovation and groundbreaking research in third-level institutions throughout Ireland.

Christopher L. Keeley Memorial Scholarship, TCD — The Ireland Funds, Trinity Access Programme and Trinity College Dublin are immensely grateful to the Keeley family for their generous commitment and for their imaginative philanthropy which is making such a difference to so many lives.  — Read more

Computer Clubhouse — A state of the art multimedia technology learning centre for disadvantaged young people (ages 8-18) in the heart of the Dublin Liberties neighborhood. — Read more

Concern Debates — Concern Debates is Concern Worldwide’s flagship schools activity. It gives students the opportunity to research and debate issues that affect those living in the developing world.  — Read more

Corpus Christi Primary School  — Offers a safe, caring and happy educational environment for children from the extremely disadvantaged area of Moyross in Limerick  — Read more

Music Generation — MUSIC GENERATION TO RECEIVE 3 MILLION EURO DONATION FROM U2 AND THE IRELAND FUNDS. This additional gift allows further expansion of Ireland's National Music Education Program.  — Read more

Music Generation Cork — The National Music Education Program in Ireland is now bringing music education to thousands of Irish children. Read the story of one remarkable young musician from Cork.  — Read more

National Institute for Intellectual Disability — The National Institute for Intellectual Disability (NIID) at Trinity College Dublin was established in 1998 to committed to providing people with learning difficulties access to lifelong education and learning programs. — Read more

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship  — NFTE works with almost 60,000 young people around the world age 10-18. In Ireland, they connect young people with clubs, projects and mentoring.  — Read more

No Mind Left Behind — No Mind Left Behind aims to give promising young people from low-income households the opportunity to complete a third-level education that might otherwise be financially out of reach for them.  — Read more

Saplings School for Children with Autism — Saplings School aims to provide a unique education for children with autism.  — Read more

Science Gallery — Ranked among the top ten free cultural attractions in Ireland, Science Gallery hosts a rotating series of exhibitions which enable people to interact with some of the most fascinating current scientific issues, developments and trends.  — Read more

Teachnet — TeachNet provides support to teachers in Irish primary and post-primary schools to enable them to develop and publish online curriculum resources to the wider teaching community.  — Read more

The Early Learning Initiative — In Dublin’s inner city, parents and children find a new resource for learning.  — Read more

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition — For post-graduate students and recent graduates, this Competition offers a top cash prize of €10k and an opportunity to pitch business ideas in front of leading entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists from the US and Ireland.  — Read more

The Learning Hub in Limerick — In County Limerick there is a place where art, science, music, health, stories and digital learning for children all come together to make up what is known as the Learning Hub  — Read more

University College Dublin O’Brien Centre for Science — UCD has created a Centre for Science which is truly first class, a magnet for the best Irish and international talent and a key player in Ireland’s future economic development.  — Read more

Vincent Scholarships at Trinity College Dublin — For over 30 years, Mr. A.W.B. Vincent has generously provided an annual scholarship for the top six students from the Genetics Department (now the Smurfit Institute of Genetics) at Trinity College Dublin. — Read more

Young Social Innovators — With the help of The Ireland Funds, the Young Social Innovators program has expanded to Northern Ireland, encouraging young people to engage and connect to their communities.  — Read more