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Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) are inviting applications for funding from eligible organisations under the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2019-2022. Details about the new programme and the application process is available on The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Thursday 31st January, 2019.

Carmichael are participating in the ‘Developing effective and accountable nonprofits’ seminar to be held on the 6th of March 2019 (9am – 1pm) in Technology University Dublin, Blanchardstown Campus.

Irish Nonprofit organisations are facing unprecedented challenges, with increased demand, difficulties in raising funds, increased regulation and reduced trust in the sector. This seminar will explore how the sector can respond through improved governance standards and greater accountability through the provision of performance information. Speakers include Professor Noel Hyndman, Professor Emeritus in Accounting at Queen’s University Belfast, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, Carmichael and Dr. Francis McGeough, Lecturer in Accounting, Technology University Dublin. The seminar is free of charge but prior registration is necessary. For more details and to register for this seminar see Eventbrite ‘Developing effective and accountable nonprofits‘.

View for more information on current C.E. vacancies. is contributing €1M to 15 organisations dedicated to tackling important social issues and creating opportunity for Dublin. Local nonprofits and social enterprises are invited to submit innovative proposals and 15 finalists will receive €50,000 grants, training and volunteer support from Google. Applications due December 6 2018. For more information visit

Congratulations to all the winners for the 2018 Good Governance Awards!! A big thanks to everyone who submitted their entries this year, keep up the good work.


For the Annual Report & Financial Statements Awards:

Category 1 Winner – Care Alliance

Category 2 Winner – Aidlink

Category 3 Winner – Camara Education

Category 4 Winner – CMRF Crumlin

Category 5 Winner – Trócaire


For the Best Governance Improvement Initiative Awards:

Category 1 Winner – Proudly Made in Africa

Proudly Made in Africa implemented a series of measures to improve its governance: an enhanced accounting system, governance handbook, governance training, establishment of a governance sub-committee to oversee a range of governance reviews and updates, and the redesign of the annual report.

Category 2 Winner – Irish Girl Guides

Irish Girl Guides implemented an updated financial reporting system to produce consolidated accounts for its 570 units across the country.

Category 3 Winner – The Care Trust

The Care Trust designed and developed a new Risk Register Dashboard to enhance the Board’s oversight of the organisation’s risk management.

Category 4 Winner – Extern Ireland

Extern Ireland developed and implemented a new Governance Action Plan to improve its governance.

Category 5 Winner – Central Remedial Clinic

Central Remedial Clinic developed and implemented of a new stakeholder engagement programme ‘Keeping Connected’’.

Our CEO Diarmaid speaks with Dublin City FM about the new Carmichael Brand

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Social Innovation Ireland have announced three new funds.

If your innovative project creates impact through sports, arts and culture, or is focused on early childhood outcomes then Learn more here.

Have you submitted your entry for this year’s Good Governance Awards?

Remember this year there is a new award type for “Best Governance Improvement Initiative”

Final entry deadline 14th September 2018

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs has announcing a €100,000 grant scheme to make services across the country more accessible to LGBTI+ young people.

The funding is the first of a number of announcements as the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy becomes a reality.

Read more here

Now in its third year, the Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland. The 2018 application process is now open and the closing date for entries is 14th September, 2018.

This year there is a new award type for “Best Governance Improvement Initiative”. This new award will recognise initiatives that have been taken in the last 12-18 months to improve the quality of your governance. Entries for this award will need to set out (briefly – max 750 words) the governance issue(s) that were addressed, the actions taken, and the impact that this has had for your organisation.

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