Connect Fall / Winter 2018

20th November, 2018

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Age Concern Causeway
From dementia support groups to lunch clubs, The Ireland Funds is helping Age Concern Causeway  deliver an array of key services to older people in the Causeway and Glens area of Northern Ireland. For over 40 years, Age Concern Causeway has been improving the quality of life and combating the social isolation of older people in Northern Ireland.
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Blue Box
There are children within the community who struggle with exposure to early childhood trauma whether that be abuse, home life that is lacking in nurture, or exposure to violence. Thanks in part to support from The Ireland Funds, Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy Centre is the first program of its kind in Europe to offer creative arts psychotherapy both in their centre and in select schools.
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Business Plan Competition 2018 winner Kids Speech Labs
In June of 2018, ten selected teams gathered to pitch those business ideas, explore market opportunities and determine their business models. Kids Speech Labs, led by co-founders Shona D’Arcy and Celine de Looze, won €10,000 in the annual Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition final which took place at the University of Limerick.
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Camp Camilla
With help from The Ireland Funds, Camp Camilla builds friendships across community lines in Northern Ireland Camilla Ballard has worked for more than 20 years as Director of Youth at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas. She has researched, organized and led multiple groups of Americans to Northern Ireland volunteering in cross-community work.
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Dublin City University Access Programme
With help from The Ireland Funds, Dublin City University’s Access Programme is transforming lives and societies through education, research, innovation and engagement. Dublin City University (DCU) is located in the heart of Dublin and straddles economically diverse neighborhoods. With an international reputation of excellence and innovation, DCU is committed to ensuring that opportunity is extended to disadvantaged students from all areas through their Access Programme.
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Music Generation 2018
Music Generation announced the nine new areas of Ireland selected for participation in its second phase – a significant growth initiative enabled through the combined philanthropic support of U2, Bank of America and The Ireland Funds. Within just months pilot programmes are already up and running in five of those areas, creating fresh opportunities for hundreds more children and young people to access quality music tuition in their local communities.
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Native Woodland Trust
Ireland like many places is facing environmental challenges. The Ireland Funds is supporting the Native Woodland Trust in its efforts to save and restore Ireland’s forests and native species of trees. Here, Jim Lawlor, Chairman of the Native Woodland Trust, shares the importance of their work and the positive steps The Ireland Funds has enabled them to make in keeping Ireland green.
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Progress Through Philanthropy: Examples of Projects Supported by The Ireland Funds
The generosity of our donors has changed thousands of lives across the island of Ireland and around the world. The Ireland Funds has never wavered in its commitment to deliver private philanthropic support to worthy causes that promote peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development. On behalf of the organizations doing extraordinary work, we thank you.
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Science Gallery Dublin
With help from The Ireland Funds, Science Gallery Dublin has been igniting creativity and discovery where arts and science collide for young adults since 2008. Science Gallery Dublin hosts a rotating series of exhibitions which enable people to interact with some of the most fascinating current scientific issues, developments and trends.
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