ChangeMakers has reopened its small grants of up to €650 to community and voluntary groups who wish to support the objectives of ChangeMakers by offering a Development Education activity or project around one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The aim of the ‘Seeds of Change’ Grant Scheme is to enable Donegal Community Activist and Voluntary Groups to raise awareness and action around the identified global development issues.
Community groups can make applications under three categories :
• Category I- Social Justice
• Category II- Economic Justice
• and Category III- Environmental Justice
We encourage projects that address multiple categories acknowledging the reality of many of the local and global justice issues we are trying to address in our community. Such applications should identify the ‘main category’ under which their project falls.
To get an application for and full guidelines please email
Closing date has now been extended to January 31st at 5pm

We are Celebrating our 10th Anniversary!

That’s right ChangeMakers has been running since 2012 and since then we have been working hard within the National Development Education and Adult & Community sectors both in terms of receiving awards (2019 Aontas Star Award Adult Learning Initiatives that support Social Inclusion category) and presenting at national conferences (Bookless Book Club pilot at the 2020 IDEA National Conference) , (Supporting climate action at the 2020 Community Work Ireland Conference)  & (2021 Fair Trade Ireland Annual Conference)

BUT this year we want to celebrate with YOU , our dedicated ChangeMakers in Donegal – We will endeavour and continue to work hard this year with our annual reach of approximately 700 adults across County Donegal !

If you want to get involved in our workshops , debates , grant awards , mentorships and more,  please do get in touch at or check out our webpage

Oh! and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to see some amazing past projects and participants around the county that have made a change in their community.


Self Help Africa Virtual Photo Exhibition

Join us for a virtual photo exhibition on Thursday 29th July at 7pm for – Women at the Frontline of Climate Change- by Self Help Africa followed by a group discussion!
Women are the engine of Agriculture , working on small scale farms that support the majority of the continents people. Women till the soil , plant the crops , weed the fields , harvest the produce , transport the goods and prepare the food.
To book on this event see and for more information contact us at

Launching our new Fairtrade Town Call Out in Co Donegal

Delighted today to be launching our new Fairtrade Town in Donegal Call Out for 2021/2022 – Are you looking to get involved and fly the flag for #Fairtrade ? We can help you create a group , organise events and help achieve Fairtrade Town status for your town – our goal is towards a fairer world , improve the lives of farmers and their families and help them plan for their future.

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