Every year we donate grants to charities, cultural organizations and individuals, from funds generated through donations and bequests we receive, and from fundraising and investment income from the Society’s funds and investments.

Charitable Grants

Through the Charitable Grants Committee, the Society donates grants to many local charities and organizations active in caring for the sick, the elderly, women’s and children’s organizations and others in need. Although in the early days of the society we did assist individuals and families with direct assistance, nowadays we do not grant charitable grants to individuals. For more information, contact: charitablegrants@charitableirishsocietyofhalifax.ca

Cultural Grants

The Society supports organizations and individuals involved in arts, cultural and heritage activities or events that have an Irish connection. For more information, please contact: culturalgrants@charitableirishsocietyofhalifax.ca

Member’s Education Scholarships

The Society offers two $1,000 scholarships annually for students entering the first year of post-secondary study, in either university or community college programs. The applicant must be an individual Society member, a family member or the grandchild of a Society member. Note: The deadline for 2024 applications is Monday, April 15.

To apply for a 2024 scholarship, download the following:

For more information or to send your application electronically, please contact Pauline Scott at scholarships@charitableirishsocietyofhalifax.ca

The 2023 recipients: Congratulations to MATTHEW O’NEil and LAuren Fitzgerald


Over the years we have received many generous bequests and gifts from members and non-members, which have enabled the Society to carry on its mission of charity for over 200 years. We welcome donations and bequests large and small.

Please make cheques or money orders payable to Charitable Irish Fund and mail to:

The Charitable Irish Society of Halifax P. O. Box 31244 Halifax NS B3K 5Y1, Canada

For more information on how to make a donation, gift or bequest contact:donations@charitableirishsocietyofhalifax.ca