In the Community
Irish Funds and our members are engaged in a wide range of community activities and charitable fundraising throughout the year.
Focus Ireland – Shine A Light Night Sleep Out
Every October, Irish Funds participates in the Focus Ireland Shine a Light Night sleepout to raise vital funds and stand in solidarity with people experiencing homelessness. A team of current and former Council members take part on the night while people across our industry get involved in many ways and donate much needed funds. In October 2021 we raised nearly €90,000.
Business in the Community (BITC) Time to Count and Time to Read
In 2022, we ran volunteering pilots as part of Business in the Community's (BITC) Time to Count and Time to Read Programmes. Our volunteer groups for each programme consisted of Irish Funds staff and staff from five member firms. Each week we joined 2nd and 3rd class students to practice reading or play counting games to help develop literacy and numeracy skills within local Irish primary schools. Our programme was virtual due to Covid-19 and then we were able to meet in-person with students in a final wrap session.
Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID)
Irish Funds is a proud advocate of The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID) and has facilitated work placements within the association and encouraged participation by our member firms. The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities TCPID worked hard to adapt their programme during the Covid-19 pandemic to continue to support and engage students.
basis.point – Boston Marathon
Killian Lonergan from Brown Brothers Harriman ran in the Boston Marathon on behalf of basis.point, raising €22,000 to support the Junior Cycle Programme run in association with TU Dublin. The programme helps demystify third level education by welcoming kids from local DEIS schools onto campus at an impressionable age so that they can picture themselves as third level students.
basis.point – RBC Race For The Kids in Ireland
Together with 400 participants and countless supporters from our industry, in 2021 basis.point raised €23K for desperately needed funds for disadvantaged children in Ireland. basis.point produced a new programme for youth mental health that they will be running with TUDublin aimed at helping 13 and 14 year olds develop coping mechanisms for transitioning to post primary education.