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Age Action Charity Shops to Close

Age Action Ireland has announced that it is to close two of its five stores. The charity, which campaigns and provides services for the elderly, said it had no option but to close the shops which were no longer breaking even.

Ad Executives Team Up for Charity Advertising Campaign

A hundred people, including advertising creatives, artists and actor John Hurt, have collaborated free of charge to create the equivalent of a €1.4million advertising campaign for the Irish branch of the Make-a-Wish foundation.

Irish Charities Decline Fundraising from Topless Model

In a move that is sure to spark debate about how funds are raised for good causes, the Irish glamour model, Claire Tully, has had her offer to raise money for breast cancer research turned down by three leading charities in the area.

Poker Fundraising Evening for Sli Eile Africa Orphanage Building Project

Slí Eile - www.sli-eile.com - an Irish Jesuit outreach to young adults, is holding a fundraising evening to raise funds for the Sli Eile Africa Orphanage Building Project. On the evening itself (26th July) there will be a Poker Tournament along with a Snooker Tournament and Auction.

Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announces Latest Funding Partnership

The Vodafone Ireland Foundation (VIF), one of Ireland’s most prolific funders of charitable causes, has announced that it is awarding €150,000 funding to the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) in a bid to help raise vital awareness among Irish people about the need to ring 999 during emergencies.

Stay Informed Using the Fundingpoint.ie RSS News Feed

Keeping up to date with the latest fundraising news and events just got a whole lot easier with the introduction of the Fundingpoint.ie RSS Feed. In short, an RSS feed is an easy-to-use online tool that will allow you to view the latest Fundingpoint.ie news headlines without having to even visit the website. RSS feeds are entirely free to use and are an increasingly popular way of keeping informed.

Lottery Funds for Health Charity Reduced by 60%

The National Lottery funds provided by the Department of Health to the charity that promotes organ donation in Ireland have been reduced by 60 per cent this year, the Irish Times reports.

Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown Council Launches New Environmental Scheme

Is your organisation working to improve your local environment?

If so, you may be eligible for an assistance grant. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invite submissions from Community Groups, Schools, Tidy Town Committees or other Organisations who are interested in receiving part-funding for environmental initiatives.

Completed submissions should be made not later than Friday 8th of August 2008.

For further information please contact:

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Drugs Activists Criticise "Stupid" Funding Cutbacks

Funding for communities battling drugs has been further slashed, sparking angry reactions from activists who described government policies as "stupid".