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Corporate Fundraising

Benefits for a Sponsor

Age Action has an excellent record at providing a quality package to sponsors of our programmes. Our dedicated staff members will work with you to ensure that your business receives all of the public recognition and benefits that it deserves for any contribution to our work.

Corporate Fundraising

Benefits for sponsors include: 

  • Title sponsorship of a programme
  • Various packages of advertising space in our magazines and on our website
  • An opportunity to have an information stand at selected Age Action events

Our vision is to have a mutually beneficial partnership between a sponsor and Age Action. Ultimately the biggest beneficiaries will be the older people that are assisted by our services and programmes.

If you would like more information on working with Age Action as a Corporate Partner please contact Daragh Matthews at fundraising@ageaction.ie or via the postal address or phone details below.

Age Action Ireland
10 Grattan Crescent
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 475 6989
 

Meet our current corporate partners

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland has been a strong supporter of Age Action for many years, supporting our Getting Started Programme and sponsoring Positive Ageing Week. This year they have also chosen us as one of their Flagship Charities for 2017/18.

They remain our sponsor for Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week in 2018 and hundreds of their staff have already been actively involved in making a positive impact on the lives of our clients through initiatives like the Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz.   

This support for Age Action demonstrates Bank of Ireland’s strong commitment to  supporting older people to remain active in their communities and to stay connected and is a huge opportunity for Age Action to raise funds and awareness for our work, for which we are very grateful!

innocent Ireland

innocent Ireland

innocent Ireland have supported our Care & Repair Service through the innocent Big Knit since 2009. 

This fun campaign asks the public to knit tiny woollen hats and make a big difference to the lives of older people in Ireland every winter. In 2017 the target of 100,000 hats was achieved, which raised a fantastic €30,000 towards this vital service. Last year they also made another donation at Christmas through their Secret Santa campaign.

These innovative fundraising activities have raised over €150,000 in funds for our Care & Repair Service over the last eight years and we are most grateful to innocent for their their ongoing support.

open eir

open eir

open eir have come on board as Corporate Sponsor for our Annual Silver Surfer Awards in 2017 and 2018.

The 2017 open eir Silver Surfers took place on 28 March and were a resounding success, enjoyed by nominees, guests and staff. This sponsorship partnership has already led to lots of open eir staff volunteering for our Getting Started Programme.

We are extremely grateful for their assistance in highlighting the positive impact that our Getting Started Programme can make to the lives of older people all over Ireland and celebrating the achievements of our older learners.  

Pension Inequality Firmly on the Election 2020 Campaign Agenda

Age Action joined the SIPTU led coalition of non-governmental organisations for the launch of the STOP67 campaign in Dublin today (Thursday, 23rd January) which aims to halt the increase of the state pension age for workers to 67 from next year in order to address inequalities in the pension system.

Speaking at the formal campaign launch in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin, SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley, said: “STOP67 is the SIPTU campaign to stop the increase of the state pension age to 67 on 1st January, 2021.

“SIPTU representatives are not surprised this is a major general election issue. We have been hearing from our members since the abolition of the transitional pension scheme in 2014 about the difficulties that the retirement gap has been causing for workers. This includes the absolute indignity of people coming up to 65 years of age who are expecting to get their pension and having to sign on the dole.”

National Women’s Council of Ireland Director, Orla O’Connor, said: “This is a core issue for women. Women rely on the state pension for the vast majority of their income in older age. So, anything that impacts on state pensions disproportionally impacts on women.”

Age Action Chief Executive, Paddy Connolly, said: “This campaign is not only about stopping the rise of the pension age to 67 but also the creation of a stakeholder forum which will consider issues such as finances, age discrimination and others that effect people in their retirement.”

Active Retirement Ireland chief executive, Maureen Kavanagh, said: “Ireland has the youngest population but the highest prospective retirement age in the EU. We are not under the demographic pressure of other countries. Retirement is a great part of life but it has to be voluntary, flexible and appropriate. We can’t force people out of a job that they love, or to stay in their job.”

SIPTU General Secretary, Joe Cunningham, called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to make clear their position on the pensions issue.

He added: “All the other political parties are supporting the ‘STOP67’ campaign. The big two parties must make their position clear.”