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Top Comedian to Stage Galway Fundraising Gig

One of the country's top - and most controversial - comedians has announced plans to stage a fundraising gig in aid of the charity, Youth Work Ireland, Galway (YWIG) this September. Read more...

CARDI Launches 2nd Round of Grant Programme

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) is delighted to open Call 2 of its Collaborative Ageing Research Grant Programme with €300,000 to allocate. The programme is open to community and voluntary organisations.

Sexual Abuse Victims’ Groups Under Pressure

Help groups have been inundated with calls since the publication of the Ryan Report on sexual abuse carried out by members of the Irish Catholic church, but cannot rely on sustained funding from the government.

Philanthropist of the Year Awards Open for Nominations

The Community Foundation for Ireland, a leading organisation dedicated to the development of philanthropy in Ireland is calling all Irish people to recognise the work of philanthropy and to send in their nominations for the Irish Philanthropist of the Year Awards 2009.

Try Fundingpoint.ie Out for Free this Friday

To mark the 1st anniversary since the launch of Fundingpoint.ie, visitors to the site will be able to access the database of funding schemes for free on Friday, 3 July between 9am and 1pm. In its first year of operation, Fundingpoint.ie has continued to go from strength to strength and now lists comprehensive details for over 550 different funding schemes.

Fundraisers Invited To Participate In Implementation Group

The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has accepted the recommendations of a recent feasibility report on developing a scheme to regulate fundraising by Codes of Practice, and it has appointed Irish Charities Tax Research (ICTR) to work with them on their implementation.

Survey Reveals Growing Gap In Charities' Finances

A survey conducted by The Wheel to measure the effects of the recession on community and voluntary organisations, has revealed a drop in organisations' statutory funding and other sources of income, during the first six months of 2009.

Another Irish Charity Faces Funding Crisis

Another Irish charity involved in the delivery of crucial frontline services to vulnerable people has announced that it is facing a serious financial crisis following recent cuts in government funding and a drop in fundraising income.

Amnesty Launches Campaign to Tackle Underfunding to Irish Mental Health Services

Amnesty has launched a major campaign to address the underfunding of mental health services in Ireland and to convince the Irish Government to be more transparent about how it allocates funding to this area.

Times are Tough for Charities, but Some are Still Flying High

Talk to anybody connected to Ireland's voluntary organisations and charities, and they will tell you that times are tough. There is no shortage of volunteers as unemployment increases, but donations are harder to come by. The amount given is falling at a time when the funds may be sorely needed.