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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.  

World Refugee Day

 Today, June 20th is World Refugee Day. The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen in its almost 70 years. Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, released this week shows that almost 70.8 million people are now forcibly displaced. To put this in perspective, this is double the level of 20 years ago, 2.3 million more than a year ago, and corresponds to a population between that of Thailand and Turkey.   Today, older refugees make up some 8.5 per cent of the overall population of concern to UNHCR, and by 2050 more of the world will be over 60 than under 12. Older refugees experience an additional burden due to their age and associated conditions. In a report published by the Centre for Policy on Ageing and Age UK, they identified that “the main issues facing older refugees and asylum seekers are low income, the language barrier, the risk of loneliness and a lack of social networks, and possibly a loss of social status”.  Reduced mobility and a high number of chronic medical conditions also greatly impact the life of an older refugee, as adequate and culturally appropriate healthcare is often difficult to access. As well, throughout their time in refugee shelters, older refugees are also more likely to experience social disintegration, the impact of negative social selection and chronic dependency on the resources of refugee shelters. According to the International Federation on Ageing “The contributions of older refugees can have far-reaching impacts on the preservation of the cultures and traditions of disposed and displaced people. The wisdom and experiences of older refugees must be harnessed through formal and informal leadership roles, to improve the welfare of all refugees”. Marion MacGregor, writing for InfoMigrants says “Older refugees can be seen as an asset, rather than simply requiring special care. In many families, it falls to them to look after children so that their parents can work….. Older people are transmitters of culture, skills and crafts that are important in preserving traditions of displaced people. The resilience of older people can help to strengthen communities and they can contribute to positive and peace-building interactions with the local host communities.”    

You might be due a tax refund

 

 

Revenue wants to make sure that everyone knows about the tax credits, reliefs and exemptions they are entitled to. Revenue wrote to some people recently telling them that they might be entitled to a tax refund going back as far as 2014.
If you think that you might also be due a tax refund for the year 2014, you need to submit a claim to Revenue before midnight on 31 December 2018. If you don’t want to miss out, submit your claim to Revenue before then.