Grants and Donations


Every year we donate grants to charities, cultural organizations and individuals, from funds generated through donations and bequests we receive, and from fund raising 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:

 Cultural Grants

The Society supports organizations and individuals involved in arts, cultural and heritage activities or events which have an Irish connection.

For more information please contact:


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 (18 years or older), a family member (under 18 years of age) or the grandchild of a Society member.
UPDATE: The deadline for 2020 has been extended to Thursday, April 30.

To download applicant criteria information for 2020 click here

To download the 2020 application form click here

For more information or to send your application electronically, please contact:
Pauline Scott at



 The 2017 Recipients:

Erin Connolly

Conor Savage



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: