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Boyzone Star Helps with Fundraising

In an inspired partnership of Irish pop and art, Keith Duffy (of Boyzone fame) has teamed up with a number of leading Irish artists to help raise funds for Irish Autism Action. The artists, including Pauline Bewick, Graham Knuttel and Helen Steele, have created new works for an exhibition that will eventually be auctioned off at the Keith Duffy Masquerade Ball in December.

Celebrity Auctions for Charity Website Launches

Today sees the launch of an exciting new website,, that aims to help charities raise funds through the sale of celebrity items and experiences. In a nutshell, charities can invite their celebrity supporters to donate items for auction on the website or members of the public can donate their celebrity memorabilia to the site. The website even has a special celebrity area through which conscientious celebs can donate items in person!

The Wheel Launches 2008 Training Links Grant Programme

Training Links is an innovative support service developed by The Wheel to enhance the skills and employability of people working in the community and voluntary sector in Ireland. Training Links offers funding opportunities to groups of organisations that chose to come together and work collaboratively to address their shared training needs as a Training Network.

Philanthropy and Planned Giving in Ireland - Roundtable Discussion on 8th October

This EAPG Dublin roundtable discussion will examine how fundraisers working in Ireland can help to introduce the concept of planned giving and philanthropic structures to some of their donors and prospects, in order to help build this infrastructure in Ireland and further develop a genuine culture of giving.

Funding for Disability Conference in Dublin this October

Anyone who works with disabled people or who has a family member with a disability should make a note in their diary for the “Taking Control – What Individualised Funding Would Mean For You and Your Family” conference in Dublin on the 18th October.

Leading Drug Treatment Centre Fears Further Funding Cuts

As a further indication of the tight times in which the Irish community and voluntary sector is operating, Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI), Ireland’s largest drug-treatment centre, has expressed concern that it is facing cuts in State funding. This is despite the fact that it is currently facing significantly increased demands for its services.

Go for Life Scheme Opens for Applications

Go for Life – the ever popular National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People in Ireland – has once again opened for applications. 350,000 euro has been made available for the 2008 programme and applications are being accepted until 22nd October.

Headway Casts a Fundraising Spell for Halloween

Headway, the National Association for Acquired Brain Injury, has announced the details of it's 2008 Halloween fundraising event – an atmospheric Halloween soiree at Clontarf Castle hosted by the world famous illusionist Keith Barry.

Unleashing the Power of Online Giving for Irish Charities

Ammado, the global community website for people who care, has launched a new and innovative donation feature designed to unleash the potential of online giving. The Giving Circle allows charities to receive online donations via the Ammado website. Already numerous Irish charities have signed up to the service – and best of all, it didn’t cost them a cent to do so.

Carmichael Centre Announces Autumn Fundraising Training Schedule

The opportunities for getting your fundraising skills up to speed continue with news that the Carmichael Centre will be running a series of expertly run training courses this autumn covering a selection of key fundraising issues.