Dress for Success Receives Award from Rethink Ireland for New Initiative

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Innovate Together Fund from Rethink Ireland for our new Reimagining Challenges initiative. This fund is awarding 51 COVID-19 Community Response Projects, working across Ireland to support communities in this strangest of times.

In recent months, we have joined with EQUAL Ireland, a charitable trust delivering accredited training to people who missed out on earlier opportunities, to create Reimagining Challenges. This project enables women on the wrong side of the digital divide to participate in education, work and enterprise and step into leadership roles within their communities.

The award from the Innovate Together Fund will support our work on this initiative and help us reach women across Ireland, to support those who need a helping had to utilise online platforms in their training, learning and employment journeys. As well as the funding, we look forward to continuing to work with Rethink Ireland on a non-financial business support package, also part of the award.

Thank you to Rethink Ireland for selecting us for this award, in what was a very competitive process, to the Department of Rural and Community Development, who fund the awards, along with donations from Z Zurich Foundation, Medtronic, Twitter and Oakfield Trust.

Congratulations to all 50 of our fellow awardees who are doing the most amazing work, ranging from physical and mental health supports, to online education, community outreach, sustainability, food security and reskilling our workforce. We’re in good company with this group of incredible organisations!