Atlantic Philanthropies to Award €15 Million to Address Child Poverty

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The $19.78 million grant from Atlantic to the Irish state agency Pobal will be used to support children at risk of poverty within the mainstream education and child care systems.

Atlantic Philanthropies, which makes charitable donations on behalf of its founder Chuck Feeney, has granted €14.85 million to State agency Pobal to fight poverty among young children. It is understood that Pobal, an agency that administers about €300 million in funding for the Government each year, is also in talks with the Department of Health and Children to potentially match the funding provided by the philanthropic body, which is winding down its Irish operations...

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