The Honourable Irish Society evolved into a self-funding, cross-community charitable organisation many years ago and continues to work today for the benefit of the community in County Londonderry.
The Society welcomes applications from individuals and local organisations – from amateur sports and senior citizens clubs; youth groups; community, residents, workers and health associations to schools and other educational bodies – across the entire County. And, for a limited period, in association with The Clothworkers’ Company, they can offer grants to charities anywhere in Northern Ireland.
Applications are considered by a local Advisory Committee comprising a cross-party selection of Councillors, both Mayors and the Chief Executive officers from Derry City and Strabane District and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils who work closely with the Society’s Representative to ensure requests for assistance fall within one of the charitable purposes shown on the application form.
Grants from a few hundred pounds to £50,000 are awarded to a wide range of local causes on the basis of need and with the Society’s aim of promoting the welfare of the County and in particular its two principal centres, the City of Londonderry and the Town of Coleraine – or, in the case of the Northern Ireland Fund, across that wider geographical area.