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Fundraising Events

There are regular events taking place around Ireland with an aim of raising vital funds to support Age Action's services.

In 2017, you can take part in a Women's Mini Marathon in June, play a part in Positive Ageing Week in October or join us on a special skydive with Skydive Ireland.

Follow the links below for more information on these fundraising events: 

Organise your own event

We would love if it you decided to take part in a fundraising event. But you can also hold a fundraiser of your own, such as a tea party, a coffee morning or a cake sale, and donate the proceeds to Age Action!

A good way to fundraise for Age Action is to sign up for everydayhero and nominate Age Action as your chosen charity.

If you have an idea for a fundraising event, would like to participate or help out with any of our fundraising events please call the fundraising office at 01-4756989.  

Church-gate collections

Church-gate collections are one of Age Action's most popular fundraisers and we organise collections at churches in various parts of the country on an ongoing basis.

We're always looking for volunteers to help out and if you have a couple of hours to spend on a Sunday morning you can help make a real difference.

If you'd like to know more, or you'd like to register your interest, you can contact us on fundraising@ageaction.ie or, for people in Munster, fundraisingcork@ageaction.ie.

Other ways you can help

Of course we understand that not everyone can run a marathon, but that isn’t the only way you can help.  You can drop into any of our charity shops to pick up some vintage bargains, If you would like to volunteer with our fundraising team please contact Rachel at volunteer@ageaction.ie

If you would like more information on how Age Action help you or a loved one, visit our How We Can Help pages here or call 01–4756989.

Contact the Fundraising team

For more information on our fundraising activities please contact our Fundraising team by post, phone, fax or email.

Age Action
10 Grattan Crescent
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 4756989
Fax: 01 4756011
Email: fundraising@ageaction.ie

Age Action South
Unit 14 Melbourne Business Park
Model Farm Road
Cork
Tel: 021 2067399
Email: fundraisingcork@ageaction.ie

Tax Relief on Donations

Are you interested in donating more than €250 in one calendar year? If so, you are eligible to tax relief on that donation.

Age Action is calling for a Digital Allowance to support the Digital Inclusion of Older People and a Study on the Cost of Ageing in Budget 2021

(30 July 2020) 

Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation on ageing and older people is calling for Budget 2021 to include a digital allowance in the form of a €2.50 increase to the Telephone Support Allowance and a broadening of the eligibility criteria to support older people to access digital technology.

Paddy Connolly, CEO Age Action said ‘Digital exclusion is a reality for at least 33% of people over the age of 65 with the associated cost being one of the barriers to access for older people. We know that communication costs have increased during COVID-19 as people became more reliant on digital communications as a means of communicating with family, health professionals, arranging essential services and addressing social isolation.  In the context of an increasing reliance on telehealth measures and public health advice, Age Action urges the Government to increase the Telephone Support Allowance, introduced in June 2018 at a weekly rate of €2.50, to €5 and for a broadening of the eligibility criteria which is narrowly confined to those getting the Living Alone Allowance who are also eligible for the Fuel Allowance.’

Government services now actively prefer transactions to be digital under a “Digital First”approach, encouraging people to carry out their tax returns, and apply to r enew their driving licences and passports online. The Public Service ICT Strategy prioritises the digitisation of ‘the main existing citizen and business transactional services across Public Services’. There is an increasing reliance on digital channels to provide information by both the public and private sector which undermines people’s ability to access information which was very evident during the height of the pandemic. In a recent CSO survey of households of those over 60 and not online, the second greatest challenge to people who said they needed access to broadband, after lack of digital skills, was the perceived prohibitive cost.

‘Older people are being left behind because they do not have adequate access or skills to engage with digital services or participate in the digital economy; providing a digital allowance as well as investing in one-to-one digital literacy training that meets the needs of older people, is critical to bridging the digital divide. The new National Digital Skills Strategy committed to under the Programme for Government will have budgetary implications; Budget 2021 should begin to support older people to keep up’ Connolly said.