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Community Funding 2014

ICB Accepting applications for 2014 fund

The International Charity Bazaar (ICB) like to support community projects and in 2013 helped fund an outdoor gym for adults with autism, a therapeutic garden for children with disabilities and many more projects.

They'll accept applications from Irish registered charities to a maximum amount of €20,000

To download the application form visit

Volunteering in the Arts

Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht has launched a new "Volunteering in the Arts" toolkit. This toolkit aims to provide volunteer-involving organisations and groups with the practical advice required to help start or improve a volunteer program.

To download your toolkit and read more visit the link below

Charity Hack

The first Charity Hack of 2014 took place at the weekend!

Charity Hack is a simple concept which takes amazing charities and the most talented people you can find and puts them in a room together for 12 hours to create brand new fundraising and awareness campaigns!

Have a look at the tips here to get a taster of what it's like.

And a 2nd Hacking event has just been announced for April 10th! To apply as a hacker, organisation or sponsor click here

Charity Regulatory Board

Minister Alan Shatter confirmed that the board of the new Charities Regulatory Authority will be in place before Easter.

This week he will be issuing the call for expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for appointment to the board of a new Charities Regulatory Authority.

In the wake of the CRC revelations, it has been noted that it is important the public trust and confidence in the charity sector be repaired. According to the Wheel 97% of charities fear their reputation have been effected by the scandal. It is hoped that the appointment of the Charities Regulatory Authority will increase transparency and accountability.

Read more click here

Are you SEPA ready?

SEPA will be coming into effect on the 1st of February 2014 and will effect the way you make and receive payments electronically.

SEPA stands for Single Euro Payment Area and it will be in effect in 32 countries in Europe, including Ireland. It's aim is to make transferring and receiving funds easier by ensuring that all euro direct debits and credit transfers are executed under the same conditions.

It's really important that your accounting, payroll and direct debit systems are SEPA ready before the 1st of February so don't leave it to the last minute!

You may need to contact your bank or accounting software supplier for advice.

For more information this website will be able to guide you. is a new Irish deal site with a difference, it returns 11% of its revenue to registered charities!

Customers of Deal Effect sign up and choose their location and preferred charity that will receive a donation from their purchases.

Deal Effect's 'Buy to Help' vision aims to donate over 2.1 million to the charity industry over the next 3 years.

So far 30 charities have signed up to become founding charities with Deal Effect, advertising the website to their supporters. Other charities can now sign up for notifications on other ways they can get involved and other opportunities.

For more information and to sign up click here

Collect donations by Mobiles have set up a new service to enable Charities to receive donations by texts and keep 100% of the amount!

This service allows the doner to easily manage their donations amounts and gives you the ability to interact with them and receive donations 24/7 365 days a year.

The major phone operator services in Ireland have partnered with Like charity to ensure no charges are received so that you get 100% of the donation.

To apply to become a partner charity visit here

Fundraising Tip Counter Units

Did you know you don't need a licence to leave a collection box in your local shop or organisation - you just need the business owners permission?

Counter Top Units can be a great way to collect peoples change and fundraise without up using your volunteers time. It's also a way of getting local companies involved with your cause and raising awareness.

Just remember to:

1) Ask permission for the Busienss Owner

2) Ensure that the box is secure and tamperproof

3) Track where your boxes are and how much money is collected from each


To find out more contact us at 01 2369686 or 086 025 0539 or drop us an  email


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