Animate is a fund that provides grants and supports to early stage projects or organisations that have come up with clever ideas to address health and social issues in their community. From the 58 applications Rethink Ireland received between 2015 and 2016, here are the awardees that got us really animated with their innovative ideas and potential social impact. We look forward to working with them and taking them a step closer to their visions.
Every year approximately 60 million books are donated to charity shops. Thriftify is creating solutions that help charities value and sell their donated books more efficiently, and for higher prices.
Save a Selfie is an interactive mobile app that has been designed and developed to help members of the public quickly pinpoint the location of emergency equipment in their local community.
ReCreate is a national social enterprise that takes end-of-line and surplus stock from businesses and reuses them as arts materials.
CareBright is a social enterprise and a provider of homecare in Munster. They have created Ireland’s first Community Hub in Co. Limerick for People Living with Dementia.