ESB Energy For Generations Fund 2019

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What Is The Aim of the Energy for Generations Fund?

The aim of the Energy for Generations Fund is to maximise the impact of the ESB’s investment by taking a more strategic approach to effect change.

How Does The Energy For Generations Fund Work?

Charities working in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and education access and support can apply to the Fund for project specific funding. 

Every quarter ESB allocates an amount from the Fund for disbursement. The amount may vary because of the volume of applications received or seasonal considerations – wintertime and Christmas may require more funding than summer.

Applications submitted during each quarter are appraised at the end of the quarter and funding allocated accordingly.

The next quarterly closing date for applications is 22nd March 2019.

The application deadlines for the following quarters of 2019 are 14th June, 6th September and the 8th of November.

How Do I Apply For Funding?

Download an application form online HERE. Completed application forms should be submitted by email to

How Much Is In The Fund?

Each year the Fund awards €1 million in direct funding through a quarterly fund to charities working in the areas of suicide prevention, alleviation of homelessness and education access and support. 

What Will The ESB Fund?

Suicide Prevention
The ESB will fund services and projects working to promote positive mental health and to build capacity, skills and training to make effective suicide prevention interventions. 

We have a particular interest in funding programmes with a focus on youth suicide and positive mental health promotion for young people. 

The ESB will fund services and projects benefiting homeless people and those at risk of homelessness. 

Proposals are invited from the following:

  • Early years and early primary schools projects focusing on literacy and numeracy;
  • Secondary level proposals promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM);
  • Adult education return-to-education programmes aimed at those long-term out of work.

Funding is not awarded to / for:

  • Individuals and individual fund raisers
  • Administrative or operating costs
  • Salary expenses
  • Third party fund raising (e.g. fund raising events)
  • High risk ventures
  • Retrospective funding
  • Community counselling services
  • Overseas work
  • Single school applications and school completion projects

Funding must be used exclusively for the purpose of implementing the project as stated in the application form.

Can I Talk To Someone About My Application?

You can contact one of the ESB Fund Administrators about the Energy For Generations Fund –

Diane Fannin
Telephone: 01 702 7550


Fergal Fitzgerald
Telephone: 01 702 7732


More information and frequently asked questions about the Energy For Generations Fund is available HERE

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