The Arthur Guinness Fund for Social Entrepreneurs

This week Guinness announced the setting up of the Arthur Guinness Fund (AGF) as a part of the celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Guinness lease at St. James’s Gate (you may have seen some of the ads on TV over the last couple of days). The fund builds on the philanthropic legacy of the Guinness family and aims to raise up to €2.5m over the coming months. The exciting news from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s perspective is that the fund will be specifically targeted at social entrepreneurs, and aims to support 25 social entrepreneurs throughout the island of Ireland over the next two years. This is huge boost for social entrepreneurship, both in terms of additional funding for the sector and in terms of increased profile for social entrepreneurs.

 

In setting up the fund Guinness were conscious of the need to ensure that the entry criteria, selection process and support programme were targeted, effective, efficient and impactful. They therefore approached Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, as one of the experts in the sector, to help them design and run the selection and support programme for the fund. Sean Coughlan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland said, "We were delighted to support Guinness believing, as we do, that this initiative could have a very significant impact for social entrepreneurs and the communities they support and have agreed to be their partner in the development of the fund."

 

Further information on the fund can be found on the Guinness website. Full details of the entry criteria and application process will be made available within the coming months.

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38 Responses to “The Arthur Guinness Fund for Social Entrepreneurs”

  1. thomas fitzgerald Says:

    I receive a E-mail from the gentleman below claiming I am among the seven beneficiaries of the 2009 Auther GUINNESS FUND with a award of 1,000,000 GBP.
    This appears to be some type of scam .Thought you program might like to know.
    Howard Martins
    Grant CLaims/Pay-out Department
    Interational Senior Coordinator
    E-mail uni_hmartins01@yahoo.com.hk
    Tel: +44-701-113-2446, Fax: +44-707-570-0301

  2. Jose Dario Parra Says:

    I riceive a email from ARTHUR GUINNESS [unihmartins01@mohe.gov.ps], similar to email received for Mr Thomas Fitzgerald, please your comment about it. Jose Dario

  3. SABA SHAIKH Says:

    I have also recieved the similar email,mentioned above….is this a scam? plz do explain,before we get into any kind of trouble..thanx..

  4. Fabian Says:

    I’ve received the same interesting email. I olso need to know if de message is thruth.

  5. Haylee Says:

    i got the scam as well. What is this ??
    A joke ??

  6. Nawaf AlHuneidi Says:

    I also recieved the same email, saying that I have just been listed among the Seven beneficiaries of the 2009
    ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND
    AWARD of £ 3,000,000 :00 GBP.
    is it a scam or what? Please advise.
    Thanks,

  7. Suresh Says:

    I also recieved the same email, saying that I have just been listed among the Seven beneficiaries of the 2009. Please reply.

  8. Pankaj Johri Says:

    Ialso received the following email and lookl ike email scam.
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND
    GUINESS COMPANY
    18 Majestic Close Middleleaze,
    Swindon, SN5 5TT,
    United Kingdom
    You have just been listed among the Seven beneficiaries of the 2009
    ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND
    AWARD of £ 3,000,000 :00 GBP.
    AWARD DETAILS ARE: Batch NUMBER: 074/10AGF : Ref NUMBER: UK/942AGF
    The Arthur Guinness Fund is a global fund, created as part of the
    Guinness 250 celebration.
    WINNING DATE: March 1st, 2010
    For Claims, Contact:
    ====================================
    Name: Bar.Howard Martins
    TEL:+44-701-113-2446
    =====================================
    NOTE: Award Clearance is done online.
    PS: THIS IS A VALID COMPUTER GENERATED LETTER AND DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY
    SIGNATURE.
    Claims and Processing of Grant Award is done by filling the form below.
    ====================================
    CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM BHG
    ====================================
    FULL NAMES:——————————
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:————–
    MARITAL STATUS:——–
    NATIONALITY:———
    SEX:————————
    OCCUPATION:——-
    TEL/FAX:————–
    ============================================
    Regards,
    Mrs Hilary Tallis
    International Grant Senior Coordinator

  9. chetan Mathur Says:

    I have also received the same mail from and just want to know to what extent it is true??

  10. Deep Says:

    i also received the same as above………..plz guide

  11. Alma Vetus Says:

    i also received the same as above…

  12. S.T Fan 213 Says:

    bulshit walkz money talkz honey,,, u bettar play this game away of me bitch……..

  13. Iliuta Says:

    I also recived this: today:WINNERS VERIFICATION

    From:
    Foundation Arthur guinness [Chat now]

    Add to Contacts
    To: hadarean iliuta
    Cc: iliutahadarean@yahoo.com
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND
    GUINESS COMPANY
    18 Majestic Close Middleleaze,
    Swindon, SN5 5TT,
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44-702-404-3919
    Dear Beneficiaries,
    This correspondence officially confirms that we are in receipt of your e-mail regarding the claim of your award prize value of £1,000,000 :00 GBP(ONE MILLION Great British pounds). ARTHUR GUINNESS WORLD PROMO, UNITED KINGDOM! collects 500,000,000 cell individuals emails and phone numbers from all the cell phone network services all over Asia, Middle East, North & South America and Europe countries and over Five hundred million emails and cell phone numbers participated in this award promotion and seven people were selected to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winner.
    For the first time ARTHUR GUINNESS WORLD PROMOTIONS, host this award promotion to help individuals around the world, all cell phone numbers and emails participated in this award promotion were collected from internet data base provider and it happen that your email was one of the selected few and below are your winning identification numbers which has to be kept secret until your award prize successfully handed over to you, do not disclose your winning identification numbers to anyone.
    Fill and send to us the form below:
    FULL NAME:
    NATIONALITY:
    D.O.B:
    SEX:
    HOME ADDRESS:
    TOWN:
    COUNTRY:
    POSTAL CODE:
    HOME PHONE:
    FAX NO.:
    MOBILE PHONE:
    AMOUNT WON:
    BATCH NO.:
    REFERENCE NO.:
    OCCUPATION:
    COMPANY:
    ANNUAL INCOME:
    MARITAL STATUS:
    Do get back to us as quick as possible for further processing of your winning prize.
    Once again Congratulations!!!
    Regards
    Mr Ed Madsen
    ARTHUR GUINNESS International Grant Senior Coordinator
    GUINNESS United Kingdom (D2210)
    Tel: +44-702-404-3919

  14. Eman A Al Kamil Says:

    I recevied the same message today, & I had recieved many letters like this letter ,on averge one letter per month, & I always sent the information required, & they always asked for no of bank account, or they asked me to send them mony for shipping or checqe transfer, when I refuse to send mony to unknown , they switched off , r u the same?

  15. IGWE EWONA Says:

    IT IS INTERESTING TO WIN AN AWARD JUST LIKETHAT. SO SIMPLE.. I WILL LIKE TO SEE THEN TELL THE WORLD. THANKS. IGWE EWONA

  16. Regina Says:

    I have received the same letter as everyone else. I’m going to investigate it more.

  17. Iliuta Says:

    And again recived this:
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD COMPANY
    AFRICA REGIONAL PAYMENT HEADOFFICE CENTRE
    02 BP 48 OUAGADOUGO 01
    BURKINA-FASO
    You have just been listed among the Seventy beneficiaries of the 2009 (ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD) of €900,000.00 (NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) which falls under the Africa Regional Directorate
    THE AWARD WINNING DETAILS ARE:
    Batch Number: 074/10AGF
    Reference Number: AF/942-044 GF
    The Arthur Guinness Fund online award is a global program created as part of the Guinness 250year’s celebration from Guinness & Co. donating (€60 million) with the sole purpose of support Microsoft and internet programs and projects around the world that enable and empower people with skills and opportunities to benefit and enrich communities. The projects will bring to life a commitment to social responsibility and the vision of the Arthur Guinness Fund – “From One to Many.”
    YOU ARE TO FILE YOUR CLAIM NOT LATER THAN ONE WEEK (7DAYS) FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPTION OF THIS NOTIFICATION
    Claim and processing of Grant Award is done by sending your Award Winning Details to the Chambers of the Foreign AGF Designated Lawyer below
    ===================================
    Name: Barrister Martins Lylord Luka
    Chambers Email Address: barrister_martins.luka@tlen.pl
    Contact Telephone Number: +226 72 75 95 55
    ======================================
    PS: Award Clearance is done on line through a valid computer generated letter and does not require any signature
    Congratulation
    Regards
    Dr/Mrs Hillary Tallis
    International Grant Senior Coordinator

  18. Mazzel Says:

    I’ve receive the same messages similarly with the message above. With the same batch code, same reference number and same nominal,It’s all same. You I believe this is a true spams. it’s impossible for big company like Guinness to give you big money by e-mail. Just use your logic. It’s bullshit.
    IT IS A REAL SCAM! JUST IGNORE IT!

  19. tayab Says:

    i also recieved this :
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD COMPANY
    AFRICA REGIONAL PAYMENT HEADOFFICE CENTRE
    02 BP 48 OUAGADOUGO 01
    BURKINA-FASO
    You have just been listed among the Seventy beneficiaries of the 2009 (ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD) of €900,000.00 (NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) which falls under the Africa Regional Directorate
    THE AWARD WINNING DETAILS ARE:
    Batch Number: 074/10AGF
    Reference Number: AF/942-044 GF
    The Arthur Guinness Fund online award is a global program created as part of the Guinness 250year’s celebration from Guinness & Co. donating (€60 million) with the sole purpose of support Microsoft and internet programs and projects around the world that enable and empower people with skills and opportunities to benefit and enrich communities. The projects will bring to life a commitment to social responsibility and the vision of the Arthur Guinness Fund – “From One to Many.”
    YOU ARE TO FILE YOUR CLAIM NOT LATER THAN ONE WEEK (7DAYS) FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPTION OF THIS NOTIFICATION
    Claim and processing of Grant Award is done by sending your Award Winning Details to the Chambers of the Foreign AGF Designated Lawyer below
    ===================================
    Name: Barrister Martins Lylord Luka
    Chambers Email Address: barrister_martins.luka@tlen.pl
    Contact Telephone Number: +226 72 75 95 55
    ======================================
    PS: Award Clearance is done on line through a valid computer generated letter and does not require any signature
    Congratulation

  20. joseph aiyegbusi Says:

    i was emailed that i was among the people considered for arthur guiness fund,i was told to pay 550pound before money could be paid into my bank account

  21. Hunleyfinder Says:

    I received the following email this morning. It is such an obvious scam that I didn’t download the attachment.
    Best wishes,
    Lee
    guinnes
    From:
    “aur_guinnes100@jubii.dk”
    Add to Contacts
    To:
    ATHUR GUINNESS AWARD.doc (75KB)
    _______________________________________________________________
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  22. Ratoncs Says:

    Hi
    I am Mahbub Rahman.I have read but i can’t believe it.Because Money is the second God in the world . For this reason I reply you as man The creator of Allah. Please tell me what I will do & whats the system? First contact me please Mobile : +8801190785118
    Phone : +8802 8832370 Ext: 622.Thank you

  23. Ratoncs Says:

    If is it true & give me then I will create IT training center for poor people who are leaning computer in Bangladesh.

  24. Pat Kazanjian Says:

    Hello, I received this email, too. Thought you would like to know.
    aur

    From:
    “aur_guinne53@madsen.dk”

    Add to Contacts
    To: ATHUR GUINNESS AWARD.doc (75KB) KØD – 25 kr. pr. pakke – klik her | Ny Rexona with natural minerals. Indeholder et absorberende mineral – klik her og læs mere

  25. Stoicovici Doina Says:

    I received a similar e-mail. Can you please tell me if it’s true or a scam. I am from Europe, Romanaia and I received this letter from Africa Regional Paymenet Centre.

  26. Richard Says:

    I also received this e-mail! and not just this arthur guinness fund but also British lottery 2010, ms-world lottery, microsoft lottery, 2010 irish national lottery and mercedes benz award.. these emails has an attached documents.. and it seems its really true.. but still i ain’t believe.. plss.. make an action for this.. thnks!

  27. Richard Says:

    This is what i received!
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD COMPANY
    AFRICA REGIONAL PAYMENT CENTRE
    02 BP 48 OUAGADOUGOU 01
    BURKINA- FASO
    You have just been listed among the seventy beneficiaries of the 2009
    ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD of €900,000.00 (Nine Hundred Thousand Euro) which falls under the Africa Regional Directorate
    THE AWARD DETAILS ARE:
    Batch NUMBER: 074/10AGF
    Ref NUMBER: AF/942AGF
    The Arthur Guinness Fund is a global fund, created as part of the Guinness 250 year’s celebration, YOU ARE TO FILL YOUR CLAIM NOT LATER THAN ONE WEEK (7DAYS) FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPTION OF THIS NOTIFICATION
    For Claims, Contact:
    ====================================
    NAME: Barrister Luka Martins
    TEL:+226 72 75 95 55
    =====================================
    NOTE: Award Clearance is done online.
    PS: THIS IS A VALID COMPUTER GENERATED LETTER AND DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY SIGNATURE.
    Claims and Processing of Grant Award is done by filling the form below.
    ====================================
    CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM BHG
    FULL NAMES: ——————————
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ——————-
    MARITAL STATUS: ———————–
    NATIONALITY: —————————
    SEX: —————————————-
    OCCUPATION: —————————
    TEL/FAX: ———————————
    ====================================
    Regards,
    Mrs Hilary Tallis
    International Grant Senior Coordinator

  28. Teuta Says:

    I was e-mailed as a winner by this notification:
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD COMPANY
    AFRICA REGIONAL PAYMENT HEADOFFICE CENTRE
    02 BP 48 OUAGADOUGO 01
    BURKINA-FASO
    You have just been listed among the Seventy beneficiaries of the 2009 (ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND AWARD) of €900,000.00 (NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS) which falls under the Africa Regional Directorate
    THE AWARD WINNING DETAILS ARE:
    Batch Number: 074/10AGF
    Reference Number: AF/942-044 GF
    The Arthur Guinness Fund online award is a global program created as part of the Guinness 250year’s celebration from Guinness & Co. donating (€60 million) with the sole purpose of support Microsoft and internet programs and projects around the world that enable and empower people with skills and opportunities to benefit and enrich communities. The projects will bring to life a commitment to social responsibility and the vision of the Arthur Guinness Fund – “From One to Many.”
    YOU ARE TO FILE YOUR CLAIM NOT LATER THAN ONE WEEK (7DAYS) FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPTION OF THIS NOTIFICATION
    Claim and processing of Grant Award is done by sending your Award Winning Details to the Chambers of the Foreign AGF Designated Lawyer below
    ===================================
    Name: Barrister Martins Lylord Luka
    Chambers Email Address: barrister_martins.luka@tlen.pl
    Contact Telephone Number: +226 72 75 95 55
    ======================================
    PS: Award Clearance is done on line through a valid computer generated letter and does not require any signature
    Congratulation
    Regards
    Dr/Mrs Hillary Tallis
    International Grant Senior Coordinator
    I have to know if I am a winner or this is a scam?
    Sincerely Teuta

  29. SHIRIN TORABI Says:

    dear sir ,
    I ALSO RECIEVED THISMartins Llyord Luka Chambers
    01 BP 24 Ouagadougou 01
    Burkina-Faso
    Dear AGF Winner, Torabi Goodarzi Shirin
    This Chamber wishes to congratulate you for your winning in the Arthur Guinness Fund .The Arthur Guinness Fund is a global fund, created as part of the Guinness 250 years celebration in which all email addresses were selected through a ballot system drawn from companies and individual email addresses from all over the world.
    You are Lucky to be one of the Seventy (70) beneficiaries approved for a lump sun payment of (€900,000.00) Nine Hundred Thousand Euros, which payment fall under the Africa Payment Centre in Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso.
    However after I have received the CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM BHG which you sent to my office, I have personally go to the Guinness Payment Head office and confirmed you as one of the fund winner
    Meanwhile the procedure states that all international fund winners’ money shall be transfer by the Guinness Designated Bank to the nominated account details of their choice
    Henceforth you are to fill your Bank Details in the space below and send it back to me immediately so that I can take it to the account department of the Fund payment office for the subsequent transfer of your winning fund in to your nominated account
    ======CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM BHG======
    BANK NAME:
    BANK ADDRESS:
    SWIFT CODE:
    BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER:
    ==========================================
    FULL NAME:
    RESIDENCIAL ADDRESS:
    NATIONALITY:
    MARITAL QTATUS:
    ==========================================
    BATCH NUMBER:
    REFERENCE NUMBER:
    ==========================================
    Once more congratulation
    Thanks for contacting my chambers
    Barrister Martins Llyord Luka
    AGF Designated Foreign Lawyer
    00226 72 75 95 55

  30. rizal Says:

    thats just the same like my email…
    yah.. this is s scam…
    hate this… 😦

  31. oming samuel Says:

    Hi, received the same massage from this gentleman ”Barrister Martins Llyord Luka
    AGF Designated Foreign Lawyer 00226 72 75 95 55” saying i’m the lucky winner of 900,000 euro in agf award 2010 and i just want to confirm whether it true.

  32. Sarah Says:

    The same happened to me: I was told to open an accout with Barklay’s Bk and deposit 550 pounds and that after that the 3,000,000 pound award would be deposited there… there are evidently not just 7 beneficiaries, but millions of would-be swindled persons

  33. Steven Weber Says:

    lmao..make me number 33.. just relieved mine today..

  34. Tanzail Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am runing NGO and needs funds, Please give me funds, i need it badly.
    ====================================================================
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND
    GUINNESS COMPANY
    18 Majestic Close Middleleaze,
    Swindon, SN5 5TT,
    United Kingdom
    You have just been listed among the Seven beneficiaries of the 2009
    ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND
    AWARD of £ 3,000,000 :00 GBP.AWARD DETAILS ARE: Batch NUMBER: 074/10AGF :
    Ref NUMBER: UK/942AGF
    The Arthur Guinness Fund is a global fund, created as part of the
    Guinness 250 celebration.WINNING DATE: November 1st, 2010
    For Claims, Contact:
    ====================================
    Name: Bar.Howard Martins
    TEL:+44-701-113-2446
    FAX:+44-707-570-0301
    =====================================
    NOTE: Award Clearance is done online.
    PS: THIS IS A VALID COMPUTER GENERATED LETTER AND DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY
    SIGNATURE.
    Claims and Processing of Grant Award is done by filling the form below.
    ====================================
    CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM BHG
    ====================================
    FULL NAMES:——————————
    COUNTRY:————–
    MARITAL STATUS:——–
    NATIONALITY:———
    SEX:————————
    OCCUPATION:——-
    TEL/FAX:————–
    ==============================================
    WINNING INFORMATION
    ==============================================
    Regards,
    Mrs Hilary Tallis
    International Grant Senior Coordinator

  35. joshua from australia Says:

    I have recieved. The same email for 2011, why do you allow these to be sent to people in your company’s name and not do anything to let innocent people know of it if it is a scam?

  36. laura Says:

    I recieve a mail I wanna know if its a scam
    THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUNDGUINNESS COMPANY18 Majestic Close Middleleaze,Swindon, SN5 5TT,United Kingdom You have just been listed among the Seven beneficiaries of the 2010ARTHUR GUINNESS FUNDAWARD of £ 3,000,000 :00 GBP.AWARD DETAILS ARE: Batch NUMBER: 074/10AGF :Ref NUMBER: UK/942AGFThe Arthur Guinness Fund is a global fund, created as part of theGuinness 250 celebration.WINNING DATE: March 1st, 2011For Claims, Contact:====================================Name: Bar.Howard MartinsEMAIL:martinshoward@kimo.com=====================================NOTE: Award Clearance is done online.PLS: THIS IS A VALID COMPUTER GENERATED LETTER AND DOES NOT REQUIRE ANYSIGNATURE. So you e-mail at the above address your claims agent immediately withall the claims requirements below, in order to avoid unnecessary delaysand complications. Claims Requirements:================================================== ==1. Full Name: 2. Nationality: 3. Date of Birth: 4. Sex: 5. Marital Status:6. Contact address: 7. Mobile phone number: 8. Occupation: 9. Monthlyincome in U.S. dollars:================================================== ==Regards,Mrs Hilary TallisInternational Grant Senior Coordinator

  37. Nasser Says:

    I have received the same message…is it sme kind of spam..r its Real??
    Pls. clarify..

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