Communities have the right to identify their own needs and interests and how they are met. Long-lasting change in policies and programmes is not achievable without the meaningful participation of the communities affected in their design and implementation.
Knowing what is needed, having the skills to pursue it, the confidence to challenge those who stand in your way and cooperate with like-minded groups for similar aims – these traits are crucial to community driven and sustainable societal change. We are committed to partnering with empowered, resilient, well-organised, inclusive and influential communities in pursuit of a fairer Ireland.
Focusing on benefits for communities rather than only for individuals. It understands that communities and groups, including those that are funded, hold the right to work independently and maintain a critical voice.
Levelling the playing field for everyone means promoting policies and practices that directly challenge injustice and value diversity.
Working for equality requires long-term and sustainable approaches. We need to quality-proof our policies and practices to guarantee they are durable culturally, ecologically, economically and socially.
Human Rights, Equality and Anti-discrimination
We are committed to eliminating discrimination, promoting equality, and protecting human rights. While seeking these outcomes for all members of our society, we recognise that certain communities, including those which this fund seeks to partner with, are most likely to experience discrimination and inequality.