Rethink Ireland (previously Social Innovation Fund Ireland) provides cash grants and business support to charities and social enterprises working in Irish communities across the country. These are the organisations not just thinking differently, but who are putting their ideas into practice and building a more inclusive Ireland. We work with companies, families, individuals and foundations who understand new thinking in Ireland is needed. Funds raised by Rethink Ireland are matched by the Irish Government from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
Since our first year of operations in 2016, we have created a €72 million social innovation fund. We’ve partnered with companies, trusts, foundations, families and individuals to create 30 funds tackling issues such as inequality and educational disadvantage. We have supported 246 social innovations, which have reached 408,624 people. We’ve created over 500 jobs and helped almost 1,000 people experiencing disadvantage into employment.