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Charity Calls for Overhaul of System That Benefits Flood Victims

THE Government turned down a charity’s request for extra funding to help flood victims despite the fact that almost €8.4 million of a €10m aid package went unclaimed.

One In Seven Using Homeless Services Is a Child

One in seven of the 5,000 people in homelessness services this Christmas will be a child, according to Focus Ireland.

Coca-Cola 'Thank You Fund' Winners Announced

In May 2011, Coca‑Cola turned 125. To celebrate their milestone birthday, they established the Coca‑Cola 125 Years Thank You Fund, in partnership with The Wheel and NICVA.

SVP Warns Against Further Cuts

People living in poverty “could not survive” any further cuts to income and services, the Society of St Vincent de Paul has said in its pre-budget submission.

Arthur Guinness Fund Re-Opens for Applications

The Arthur Guinness Fund has re-opened for applications from social entrepreneurs from Ireland and Northern Ireland, with up to €100,000 available to projects that are innovative, impactful an

Choral Training Scheme Announced

The Arts Council has recently announced a new bursaries programme for choirs from all over Ireland.

Funding to Homeless Services To Be Cut By 10%

Health authorities are cutting funding for homeless services in parts of the capital by up to 10 per cent over the coming winter months, despite growing pressure on services.

Kerry Charities to Benefit from Facebook Poll

One of 10 Kerry charities is in line to benefit from thousands of euro in 2012, thanks to a novel online poll being conducted by Manor West Retail Park, Tralee.

Second Childline Unit To Open in Galway

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children will open its new Childline unit, the second largest in the country, in the city next month.

Older Persons' Charity Reports Surge in Demand for Services

A charity offering support to older persons in need has reported a 50 per cent increase in demand for its service in 2010 – which is says is putting a consistent strain on its resources.