ICC Funders

Find out more about how the Irish Cultural Centre as a registered charity, is kindly supported by a number of wonderful organisations. Their whose contributions ensure we are able to continue to deliver a high end programme to the London based Irish community.

Please see below a list of our funders, with links to their websites.

The Emigrant Support Programme
Administered by the Irish Abroad Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, the Emigrant Support Programme (ESP) supports Irish communities overseas by funding non-profit organisations and projects. This allows the department to develop more strategic links with the global Irish and to support services that help the most vulnerable members of our overseas communities. The programme supports cultural, community and heritage projects that foster a vibrant sense of Irish community and identity. In recent years, the programme has also funded capital projects that ensure the long-term future of Irish communities.

ESP Website

Ireland Fund of Great Britain
The Ireland Fund of Great Britain (IFGB) raises money to make a real difference to those in need and to support Irish culture in Great Britain and also on the island of Ireland. The IFGB identifies, monitors, funds and mentors charities and non-profits that promote wellbeing, community and culture, including those that best support Irish communities. The IFGB are affiliated to the Worldwide Ireland Funds, a philanthropic network that supports worthy causes in Ireland and around the world. Their mission is to be the largest network of friends of Ireland dedicated to supporting programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland.

Ireland Fund Website

Irish Youth Foundation
The Irish Youth Foundation (UK) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by a small group of Irish men and women who were concerned about the consequences of heavy and sustained emigration from Ireland to Britain. In the decade of the 1980′s, tens of thousands of young Irish people came to Britain to seek a better future, but many of them were unprepared for life in a different culture and environment. In 2005 the Lawlor Foundation, having similar objectives, brought its assets to IYF thus benefiting both charities and offering increased future stability to IYF. The mission of the Irish Youth Foundation is to improve the lives of first, second and third generation young Irish people, and their families, in Britain and Northern Ireland, who are socially, economically or culturally disadvantaged, and assist them in leading a more integrated and fulfilling life.

IYF Website

Culture Ireland
Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide. They create and support opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. They develop platforms to present outstanding Irish work to international audiences, through showcases at key global arts events, including the Edinburgh Festivals, the Venice Biennales and special initiatives such as the Imagine Ireland initiative in the United States (2011) and Culture Connects, the Culture Programme to celebrate Ireland's Presidency of the EU (2013).

Culture Ireland Website