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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.  

The design of the new Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings Scheme is inadequate and fails to address existing inequalities in the State pension system

 

 

Equality for older people requires the re-distribution of resources; power and influence; status and standing; and respect.  Many older people live in the most vulnerable situations in our society with no capacity to increase their income while dealing with the increasing cost of ageing. A new autoenrolment scheme that further drives existing inequalities is simply unacceptable

A Strawman proposal for the new autoenrolment scheme was published in August 2018. A number of substantial concerns were raised at this time regarding the lack of information and clarity around the new scheme. Publication of the revised scheme – with little change from the initial 2018 proposal – in October 2019 saw little additional information made available on a range of crucial areas.

Paddy Connolly, Age Action CEO notes: “Efforts to increase pension coverage, while ensuring greater numbers of people are kept above the poverty line and in income adequacy in retirement are welcome. However, details of the new auto-enrolment scheme offer little information on how the new scheme will be implemented across relevant sectors and outside of paid work, and how it will help prevent further inequalities between those in higher and lower earning jobs, according to gender, and for those who are long-term unemployed.”