Nominate Us for AIB’s €1 Million Community Fund!

On May 10, the AIB Community €1 Million Fund opened for 2023, giving anyone in Ireland a chance to nominate their local charities to receive additional financial support. The nomination window is open for five weeks, and anyone can nominate a charity that means the most to them!

The fund aims to support various community groups and help nonprofit organisations keep up their good and much-needed work. The fund is currently supporting 72 charities across six regions in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK and is looking to support a further 72 organisations this year.

The organisations that receive the highest number of nominations will be shortlisted and invited to present to a judging panel that will consist of several AIB representatives and independent judges.

If you intend to nominate Shine for consideration, you can simply submit your nomination on the AIB Community €1 Million Fund website (by clicking on this link: All you have to do is click on ‘nominate here’, enter Shine: Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health and our charity registration number (20011512) and give a short description of why you think we deserve support.

We at Shine greatly appreciate any and all nominations because, as a charity, every little bit of funding we receive makes it possible for us to continue to provide vital support to anyone living with mental health challenges, along with family members and supporters. By doing so, you’ll also be helping us achieve our vision of a more compassionate Ireland where those affected by mental illness and stigma are supported and included in all aspects of society.

Invitation to tender: Website Design, Development, Maintenance and Support Services


The over-arching goal of this RFT is to engage a web design and development partner to assist in the strengthening of Shine’s online presence and positioning within the sector as the national organisation supporting and educating individuals, family members and communities impacted by mental illness and stigma.

Our intended approach to achieving this objective includes working with our selected web design and development partner to consolidate, update and develop the three websites of our current programmes (,, and into a single cohesive site, and to then continue supporting, developing and maintaining the site on an ongoing basis.

Strategic Context

Shine recently launched its 2023-2025 Strategic plan, which includes a strong focus on the creation of a cohesive national brand and identity. A key driver of this focus on brand identity is our strategic objective to increase visibility and understanding of our services and offerings amongst our key stakeholders.

Activities to support this objective include an organisational re-branding, which is currently underway, and which will result in a consolidation of the three brands which currently make up Shine (,, and

Contract Duration

The duration of the contract for the service element of this contract is for 2 years commencing on 1st November 2023. Shine reserves the right to extend the contract for a period or periods of up to 12 months with a maximum of two (2) such extensions on the same terms and conditions, subject to the performance of the selected service provider and the availability of funding.

Read or download the full Shine Website Project Brief (PDF) for more information.

Download the Word docx. of the Shine Website Project Brief and Application Form.

Please email your tender submission (the completed tender application form, as well as any relevant additional materials), all required information and documentation included, to, subject line: ‘Tender Application – Website Development and Maintenance’.

Application Deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday, 21st June 2023.

Queries for clarification can be sent to

Shine is an equal opportunities organisation committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Vacancy: Finance Assistant

Join our team! We are now hiring for a Finance Assistant.

Reporting to:  Finance Manager
Salary: €29,510 per annum for 30-hour week, over 5 days
Contract type: Permanent contract
Location: Shine’s head office in Maynooth

Purpose of role:

The purpose of this role is to facilitate the day-to-day finance of the organisation. This is a varied role requiring good organisation and multi-tasking skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and experience. This position is often privy to confidential information and requires discretion and confidentiality.

Read or download the full job description and person specification for more information.

Application is by official Shine Application form ONLY. CV’s will not be accepted.

Send your completed Application Form in Microsoft Word or PDF format to In the subject field, please enter Finance Assistant.

Application Deadline: Friday, 9th June 2023 at 4pm.

Conditions of Appointment: All offers of posts are subject to completion of HSELand Children First E-learning programme prior to commencement of employment.

Shine is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Shine Recovery Fund 2023: Applications Now Open!

What is the Shine Recovery Fund?

The purpose of the Shine Recovery Fund is to facilitate a person with self-experience of mental health challenges to achieve some aim, which may be an educational, recreational or social activity that requires some funding to help him/ her achieve this purpose.

Applications must be for a recognised project where there is a clear need and benefit from undertaking it. Examples of projects which might be supported include:

  • Part or full payment of educational or training course fees.
  • contribution towards the development of a creative or artistic project.
  • contribution towards participation in a recreational activity.
  • contribution towards the purchase of an item which may assist the person in a creative, educational or work activity (excludes purchase of mobile phones, games consoles, holidays)
  • contribution to a project which enhances the person’s employment, self-esteem or presence in the community.

Conditions of application:

  • Applications will only be accepted from individuals who are Shine members, volunteers, ambassadors, someone who attends Shine’s groups/training programmes or use our services. Applicants should provide the name of a Shine staff member in the application form who can confirm that they are familiar with the applicant.
  • Applications will only be accepted from the individual seeking and benefiting from the funding applied for. We do not accept applications from organisations or mental health professionals on behalf of individuals
  • The maximum amount that can be applied for is €500.
  • Application forms must be typed if possible, or if not, writing should be legible in block capital letters.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a quote/ full details of the funding being requested.

Individuals who received funding in 2022 cannot apply for funding in 2023. Shine receives many applications for the Recovery Fund and has limited funding, so this is to ensure fairness and that as many people as possible can benefit from the funding.

If you wish to apply for the Shine Recovery Fund, please fill out the Shine Recovery Fund Application Form. If you would like an application form posted to you, please email with your name and address or call 01 541 3715.

Please read the Shine Recovery Fund Privacy Statement.

Applications close 5pm on Thursday 25th May 2023.