The Giancarlo Ramaioli Bursary Fund

Activelink grew out of a project that Giancarlo Ramaioli began in 1999. Over time Giancarlo together with Hyperlink built Activelink into a leading online resource for the community and non-profit sector, with two mailings, Activelink Community Exchange and Activelink Jobs & Volunteering.  Giancarlo became ill in 2006, but remained at the helm of Activelink right up until April 2009. He passed away in May 2009. Activelink continues to grow guided by Giancarlo’s vision and commitment to the community and social sectors. To honour his legacy we wish to assist other groups in developing their social enterprises.

The Giancarlo Ramaioli Bursary Fund 2018

This year 4 candidates attended the Felician University Summer School, a Post Graduate Course in Contemporary Issues in Organisational Leadership at All Hallows Campus, DCU, from the 25th – 29th June 2018.

The Summer School at All Hallows has been run for over 10 years, teaching Masters level courses in Non Profit Management. Students have participated from All Hallows College, a college of Dublin City University, Felician University, De Paul University and Notre Dame University in the USA.  In 2018, the majority of students were from Felician University, made up of a mix of MBA and Masters in Health Administration students. The faculty was primarily drawn from experienced Irish academics and lecturers.

The 4 candidates selected to attend this course were:

Bursary candidates 2018

From left to right: Conor (activelink), Tara (TWCDI), Caroline (North Tipperary Community Services), Imelda (IWA), Leonard (CommunityMinds) and Damien (activelink).

The Giancarlo Ramaioli Bursary Fund 2017

In its inaugural year the Bursary provided 5 candidates the opportunity to attend the Felician University Summer School, Post Graduate Course in Developing a Social Enterprise Business Plan at All Hallows Campus, DCU from the 25th – 30th June 2017. 

The 5 candidates selected to attend this course were:

The Bursary group photo

From left to right: Conor (activelink), Brian Carroll (academic delivering the course), Alan (Team Hope), Adaku (i-Smile),
Helen (EmployAbility Clare), Frances (Cope Foundation Cork), Keelin (Cork Food Policy Council)