Our members support and work with 60+ categories of causes. Here are some examples of the projects supported by philanthropy in Ireland, providing a flavour of what can be achieved.
In 2018, the Applegreen Charitable Fund announced the continuance of their support for Debra Ireland for a second two-year term. Such strategic engagement and support is facilitating key developments in the delivery of their core services. The major petrol forecourt retailer first partnered with Debra Ireland in January 2016 to deliver the EB Community Care programme which sought to give patients and parents access to an outreach service, leaving no gap between hospital and home.
The Early Learning Initiative at the National College of Ireland is supported by Philanthropy Ireland member The Ireland Funds. The Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) provides home visits to PCHP families, supporting parents and instilling a love of learning in young children. Dr. Josephine Bleach, Director of the Early Learning Initiative at the National College of Ireland writes here about the transformation impact of PCHP and how the Ireland Funds’ support is enabling young people achieve their dreams.
Intercultural Language Service was set up by Dr Peter Sheekey. In Dublin, Dr Sheekey identified over 100,000 people who did not have the recommended level of English to survive in Irish society. It’s likely that they also lacked the knowledge or access to Irish social systems, to community networks and to education and training. On top of everything, many work in rostered work and simply don’t have time to learn English or access to mainstream
providers of education.