Harnessing Childhood Potential Through Community-Based Collaborations 2024 Grant Round Now Open


  • Application open on 27 February.
  • Information session via Zoom 12 March 1pm. 
  • Closing date for all applications 21 March at 1pm.

The ‘Children’s Promise’ grants programme is a funding programme within Katharine Howard Foundation (KHF). KHF particularly focuses on prevention and early intervention initiatives, to support the best life outcomes for young children. This grants programme is a collaboration with Community Foundation Ireland and we are grateful for their support.

In 2023, we received 172 applications, completed to a high standard. After a rigorous selection process, 17 organisations were chosen to be supported through financial and non-financial supports. These organisations work with a wide range of complex issues, but all have a common objective: to harness the childhood potential in particularly vulnerable communities, through supports for pregnant mothers, young children and their families. To read more on the organisations selected, click here.


The ‘Children’s Promise’ grants programme aims to support community-based organisations working with young children and their families in disadvantaged areas, who may not reach their potential due to the corrosive impact of poverty. The programme is a promise from KHF to provide financial and other supports to selected organisations, to support and develop the potential of the children engaged with the organisations. It aims to build on the powerful work taking place at statutory and community-level to address child poverty.


The ‘Children’s Promise’ grants programme 2024 will open for applications online on 27 February and close at 1pm on 21 March.
All applications must be submitted through the online portal Submit by clicking on the chosen grant option below which will take you to the Submit portal to register. Please note that the person registering will then be the main person of contact for all communications via the portal.

There are two funding options available: One Year Grant and Multi-Annual Grant. There are two phases to the application process for Multi-Annual grant and you must first submit an Expression of Interest for multi-annual funding. All information on the application process and criteria are contained in the Grant Application Guidelines.

Applications may be completed on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. All enquiries will be dealt with by email only to info@khf.ie.

Read more HERE 

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