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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.  

Did Budget 2020 Take Steps Towards a Fairer Society for an Ageing Population?

 

The Government's Budget 2020 choices did not include measures to address the inequalities faced by older people living in Ireland who are family members and contributors to our communities. Budget 2020 did not offer the majority of older people the support they need to meet the rising cost of living that is anticipated by the impacts of Brexit and it did not offer a concrete plan to support us to age in place.

 

Equality for older people requires the re-distribution of resources; power and influence; status and standing; and respect.  While the Government has increased some secondary benefits with the view to targeting people in the most vulnerable situations, which is a sensible approach, it has to be acknowledged that if people had adequate income to meet the true cost of ageing, they would be able to have choice over how to spend their money to best meet their specific needs.

The net affect of Budget 2020 on the income of older person headed households is;

  • Those under 80 and living with another person are €1.08 better off per week following Budget 2020 and have seen a weekly increase of €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those under 80 and living alone, they are €6.08 better off per week following Budget 2020, and have seen a weekly increase of €20.48 on 2009 income

 

  • For those over 80 and living with another person, their weekly income has risen by €1.08 in Budget 2020, and €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those over 80 and living alone, they are better off by €6.08 per week following Budget 2020, and €20.48 since 2009.

 

Some people who are over 80 are people in the most vulnerable situations in our society with no capacity to increase their income while dealing with the increasing cost of ageing. A person over 80, not living alone, received €1.08 per week to cope with Brexit, the carbon tax increase and the rising cost of living in 2020. It is on the backs of these people that our economy has been built: these are the same women and men who lived through the Marriage Bar, shouldered several recessions and are now dealing with the accumulated disadvantages. In working for equality, it is critical that we focus on equality of outcomes not just equality of opportunity.