Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO)

The Scheme to Support National Organisations’ overall aim is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national organisations in Ireland to the community and voluntary sector to assist them to operate and fund core staff positions.

SSNO has an overall budget of in excess of €16m from 2016-2019 and is financed by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) and administered by Pobal.

SSNO’s primary focus is on the provision of core funding to national organisations that,

  • provide supports (both direct and indirect) to those who are disadvantaged
  • demonstrate good governance
  • deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more of the following:
    • addressing poverty
    • addressing social exclusion
    • promoting equality

A full list of the 71 organisation’s currently funded by SSNO can be accessed here.

The current round of funding runs from 1 July 2016 until 30 June 2019 and information on the new round of funding will be available in early 2019.

Programme Contact Details

Pobal Support

T. 01 511 7222