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It was mid-2010 when we initially came together with the Atlantic Philanthropies to discuss how we could support socially-committed and civic-minded under 25s to develop both themselves and their ideas for change. We knew that there were social entrepreneurs, activists and innovators out there who were passionate about Ireland, passionate about creating the country they wanted to live in and personally committed to making social change happen at whatever level felt right for them. We opened our doors in autumn 2011 and we were excited, challenged and humbled by the people who took up the invitation to join us. Their level of insight into the challenges facing not only under 25s in Ireland todays but individuals and groups across Ireland and beyond have brought incredible learning to the Wave Change community.
This year thanks to The Atlantic Philanthropies and NUI Galway, an additional €29,000 has been made available to the fund. This will be allocated in the form of two award schemes which look to provide additional funding for both Wave Changers and SSE Ireland alumni and their ventures and initiatives. Awards for this final round will take the form of four investments of €5,000 and six smaller investments of €1,500.