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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.

2009 Irish National Fundraising Awards Open for Nominations

Nominations are being sought for the 2009 National Fundraising Awards, Ireland’s top accolade for charity fundraisers.

Community Creche Faces Closure in Funding Crisis

A northside Dublin crèche that helps young mums return to employment and education is facing closure unless it can obtain €6,000 of funding by next month.

New Community Transport Fund Opens for Applications

The Department of Transport has announced details of a new SmarterTravel Project Fund, which provides funding opportunities to Irish community and voluntary groups involved in the development of sustainable transport initiatives.

Seminar to Focus on Role of Community Foundations in Ireland

The Community Foundation for Ireland will be holding a special event on 24 June in Dublin exploring the role that community foundations have to play in assisting the Irish community and voluntary sector. The seminar will include a case study on the impact of small and stratefic grants.

New Report Outlines Major Fundraising Challenge to Charities During Recession

While most sectors of the economy are suffering a downturn in sales of products and services, Irish charities are experiencing a significant surge in demand. A new report from the Centre for Nonprofit Management in Trinity College Dublin paints a gloomy picture of charities' expectations for 2009, regarding both demand on their services and projected income.

LIFE+ Funding Information Workshop

The European Commission, in conjunction with Stella Consulting and MWH, are organising an information workshop on the LIFE+ Programme in Ireland.