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Avonmore to Raise €2 Million for Barretstown by 2011

In a bold move that is sure to up the ante when it comes to demonstrating commitment to corporate responsibility, Glanbia, the global food group, and it’s Irish consumer food business, Avonmore, has publicly committed to raising €2 million between now and 2011 for Barrettstown, the specially-designed camp for children with serious illnesses.

Call to Support Motorcycle Charity Fun Run

Motorbike enthusiasts are encouraged to join an estimated 300 bikers who will don their safety helmets on Sunday, June 8 for a Charity Motorcycle Fun Run in aid of the Irish Kidney Association. This event, which is organised by Laois based Argonauts MCC, is open to all clubs and individuals with an interest in participating and hopes to raise in excess of €6000 with all proceeds.

The AIB Better Ireland Programme is Open for Voting!

The AIB Better Ireland programme is giving €1.85 million to deserving childrens' projects all over Ireland. Local communities will have the final say in choosing 185 most deserving children's projects to receive funding. By voting YOU get to choose which group in your area gets €10,000 from their local AIB branch. So get texting!

Voting from 6th May until 6th June.

Irish Hospice Foundation Launches Sunflower Day Appeal

Sunflower Days 2008 was officially launched on the 23rd May, by well-known sports personality, Michael O Muircheartaigh. Download a press release here.

The Irish Hospice Foundation is urging members of the public to volunteer with their local hospice fundraising group to sell sunflower pins and packets of seeds.

Ireland Donates - Ireland's Exchange Network for Charities and NGO's

Did you know that each year in Ireland, companies dispose of vast quantities of IT equipment, furniture and office supplies - the very items that charities and NGO’s need but simply can’t afford due to their tight budgets and limited funding. Ireland Donates is an exchange portal for items like these, created to aid organisations within the social field and help reduce waste on the environment.

Sinai Desert Challenge Fundraiser

Ever wondered what the desert is like....the sun....the people...the dunes...the food...always wanted to ride a camel....well now is your chance....

Women's Aid is running its seventh annual fund-raising safari to the Sinai Desert in Egypt and we need you to come along.

The Challenge will take place from the 16th - 23rd October 2008.

Irish Fundraising Reports Launched

Following their successful public launch in May by the then Minister for State, Pat Carey TD, the Irish Charities Tax Research (ICTR) have made two key reports on the state of charity fundraising in Ireland available to download from their website.

Foras na Gaeilge schemes open

Foras na Gaeilge provides funding for groups, organisations and individuals supporting the everyday use of the Irish language and is the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland.

Foras na Gaeilge is welcoming applications for the following 2 schemes:

Update on EU Competitiveness and Employment

The European Union Competitiveness and Employment Programme is divided into two parts, (1) Competitiveness and (2) Employment, both of which have relevance for the Voluntary and community sector.

(1) Competitiveness

The Competitiveness Programme promotes investment in research and technological development by encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship.

New Integrating Communities Programme to Launch

The International Fund for Ireland via its Community Based Economic and Social Regeneration Programme, offers real opportunities for communities to engage in reconciliation and regeneration activities. The Fund is recognised for: