Charities & Voluntary Organisations
Here is a listing of charities and voluntary organisations actively working to improve the lives of others. If your preferred charity is not on our list, please let us know.
Click here for the Directory of National Voluntary Organisations, which includes information on a range of organisations (including those that deliver respite care, bereavement and counselling services).
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is Ireland’s leading provider of flexible and tailor-made services for people with an Acquired Brain Injury. We respond to people living with an acquired brain injury by providing a range of pioneering, flexible and tailor-made services, including: Assisted Living Services, Home & Community Rehabilitation Services, Day Resource Services, Rehabilitation Support, Case Management, Education Programmes & Individual Development. (CHY 14289).
Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI) – an organisation with United Nations NGO status, restores hope, alleviates suffering and protects current and future generations in the Chernobyl regions, by passionately advocating the rights of all of those affected. In partnership with indigenous organisations, CCI develops programmes to reduce poverty and improve the livelihoods of current and future generations of Chernobyl’s children. Our main programme areas include our Medical Care Programme, Day Care Centre Development, De-institutionalisation Programme & Rest & Recuperation Programme.(CHY 11477).
Age Action Ireland - To achieve fundamental change in the lives of all older people by empowering them to live full lives as actively engaged citizens and to secure their rights to comprehensive high quality services according to their changing needs. (CHY 10583).
Aids Care Education and Training – caring for and supporting individuals and families affected by HIV / AIDS and related issues. (CHY 10732).
Aiseiri – Addicton Treatment Centres
Alcohol Action Ireland is the national charity for alcohol-related issues. We are an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol-related harm in Ireland. We campaign for the burden of alcohol-related harm to be lifted from the individual, community and state, and have a strong track record in campaigning, advocacy, research and information provision. Contact: Alcohol Action Ireland, Butler Court, 25 Great Strand Street rear, Dublin 1. Tel: 01 8780610, email: Admin@alcoholactionireland.ie or visit Alcoholireland.ie (CHY 15342).
A Little Lifetime Foundation (formerly ISANDS) - providing information/support since 1983 to parents who have been told the sad news that their baby will die and to parents and families already bereaved. Working with Health Care Professionals and Others to develop good practices in the area of Infant death. A Little Lifetime Foundation is a registered charity with support and services provided by volunteers. (CHY 11507).
Almas is a charity established since October 2003 and was originally set up to support people responding to the painful reality of children who are hiv-positive and suffering with the aids virus. The charity is named after a young Ethiopian girl who died from hiv-aids at the age of fourteen. Her name means “precious pearl”. The Charity seeks to help children who are living in and suffering from poverty and whose families are affected by Hiv-Aids. (CHY 15476).
ALONE is an independent charity working with the 1 in 10 older people who are considered vulnerable and at risk of poverty, isolation, homelessness and poor physical and mental health. ALONE supports older people in need through a befriending service, crisis supports in the community and 100 homes for life. As an independent charity ALONE receives no funding from the government for the day to day running of services. This independence gives us the freedom to campaign for real change, however it also means that we rely solely on the generosity and support of the general public to ensure that we can continue to be here for those older people who need us most. (CHY 8259).
Alzheimer Society of Ireland The leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland. Founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. Today, it is a national voluntary organisation with an extensive national network of branches, regional offices and services that aims to provide people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers with the necessary support to maximise their quality of life. (CHY 7868).
Amen Support Services provide a support and information service for male victims of domestic abuse. The organisation is based in Meath but receives calls nationwide, as we are the only dedicated service in the country. (CHY 13025).
Anam Cara - Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support. Formed to address the needs of bereaved parents and families. This service is for any parent who has lost a child, no matter what age that child is (including an adult child) and regardless of how recent the loss is. If you want to remember that child and feel comfortable talking about them Anam Cara will provide the forum. If you just want to know that you are not alone, Anam Cara will give you access to other bereaved parents, resources and self help ideas. (CHY 18073).
ARC Cancer Support Centre is a voluntary organisation (CHY10857) which provides a range of professional support, complementary therapies and counselling services to men and women living with cancer free of charge. Coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis can be very difficult. In ARC we offer comfort through this period of stress and anxiety together with psychological and emotional support. We have open courses, closed group sessions, one-to-one sessions. We have two Centres in Dublin, 65 Eccles Street and 559 South Circular Road. As both houses rely heavily on fundraising efforts to provide our support services free of charge, we are very grateful for any donations, sponsorships and/or time that people can give. Please contact us on 01-8307333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (CHY 10857).
Arklow Cancer Support Group offer practical support and help to patients their families and friends. Our services include: Counselling, volunteer to drive (taking patients to St. Luke’s for their daily therapies), reflexology, complimentary therapies, advice, information and practical support. Phone: 0402 23590 E: email@example.com. (CHY 18977).
Arthritis Ireland. Little things can make a big difference to a person with arthritis. Difficulty with the little things like making a cup of tea, getting dressed or opening the front door can all add up to have a big impact on a person’s quality of life. At Arthritis Ireland, we understand this. That is why we are Ireland’s only organisation working single-mindedly to transform the experience of people living with arthritis and those who care for them. Every day, we work in communities across the country providing community-based education programmes to help people effectively manage and control this devastating disease. We actively drive grassroots advocacy so that the voice of people with arthritis is heard and understood, and we work with the medical community to control and cure arthritis. A donation in memory of a loved or leaving a gift to Arthritis Ireland in your will allows Arthritis Ireland to help people with arthritis live a full and active life. Your donation changes lives. Donate today and make a difference. Click here to find out more or contact our office on 01 6618188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (CHY 6297).
Asthma Society of Ireland. Asthma is the most common respiratory disease in Ireland. One in every 10 people in Ireland have asthma, which is the fourth highest rate of asthma in the world. 20,000 people a year need emergency care because of asthma and one person per week still dies from asthma in Ireland. Asthma cannot be cured but it can be managed. The Asthma Society of Ireland is working to stop asthma deaths and improve the quality of life for people living with asthma.(CHY 6100).
Ataxia Ireland was founded in 1980 to cater for people affected by Friedreich's and other genetic ataxias and their families. FA is a genetic disorder of the central nervous system which becomes evident in children usually between six and sixteen years of age, but there can also be much later onset. There are many different genetic ataxias and so far 32 spino-cerebellar ataxias (dominant) have been diagnosed. (CHY 7076).
Athenry Cancer Care is a registered charity and is a totally voluntary support centre for people with a cancer diagnosis. Contact: Nuala King (Chairperson), Newford, Athenry, Co. Galway. Phone: 087 6484225. Your support is appreciated. (CHY 18909).
Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) is a national charity providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families. Our dogs are specially trained to provide safety, independence and companionship to children who would otherwise live in a very isolated world. These dogs help to transform the lives of children and their families. It takes up to 2 years and costs €15,000 to train each dog. All our money is raised through fundraising events. (CHY 19293).
Aware is the national charity which provides support, information and education around depression. Aware was established in Ireland in 1985 and has grown from just one local support group to a nationwide organisation providing a range of options for individuals, families and communities. Our national office is based in Dublin. Our mission is to create a society where people with depression and their families are understood and supported, are free from stigma, and have access to a broad range of appropriate therapies and support services to enable them to reach their full potential. (CHY 6748).
Ballinasloe Social Services is a charity which provides services to older people and children with needs in the East Galway area. For further information, go to www.ballinasloesocialservices.ie (CHY10149).
Barretstown Camp is a residential camp for children with a serious illness offering a range of adventurous and challenging activities and supported behind the scenes by safe, medical attention and care – always for free. We are a break from hospitals, white coats and medical treatment and a chance for sick children to be children again: to have fun, to make new friends and create new memories – all within the beautiful and magical setting of Barretstown castle in the Kildare countryside. Our camps range from family camps, teenage camps, children’s camps with activities as varied as high ropes, archery, arts and crafts and drama. (CHY10715).
Beaumont Hospital Foundation exists to enhance and complement patients' welfare while under the care of the Hospital by raising funds through the local community. We are governed by our values of respect, openness, honesty, stewardship, partnership and empathy which are reflected in our core policies reflecting the way we treat all donors and patients alike. Friends of the Foundation as such relatives of patients and former patients, staff and the local community have all donated funds, volunteered or raised money for the Foundation. (CHY11538).
Bereavement Counselling Service - offers support and counselling to enable people deal with their grief. This applies not only to those directly bereaved through death, stillbirth, miscarriage, abortion etc., but also to those whose lives are affected by the losses of those near to them. (CHY9961).
Blackrock Hospice - Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services has two truly special facilities, Harold’s Cross & Blackrock Hospice, where specialist care is provided for people with a range of needs from rehabilitation to end of life care. (CHY1144).
Blood Bike Leinster is a fully registered charitable “non profit” organisation established by local volunteers to essentially offer a free out of hour’s service transporting blood, breast milk and other medical supplies between hospitals and/or other agencies, Breast milk transport is imperative for premature babies as they are unable to digest any other food source. (CHY20875).
Bluestack Special Needs Foundation, Donegal Town is an inclusive community facility that offers a range of services and supports to families who have a dependant with special needs across the North West. Our vision is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing timely, pertinent and caring services to families with a special need dependant. We aim to empower all to be treated equally, to be offered equal opportunities and to be supported in their quest to reach their full potential. We are committed to bringing the special need dependant to the fore of community life. The Foundation currently supports a registered family base of over 200 families. The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation is a voluntary, not for profit organisation set up to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. For more information visit our website www.bluestackfoundation.com. Charity Number is (CHY 16694).
Bóthar - enables families and communities in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the
Brain Research – focuses on research and teaching of central nervous system disorders in order to realise real benefits for sufferers of neurological illness, their families and carers. Areas of research include Brain Tumour, Epilepsy, Stroke, Head Injury, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Schizophrenia. (CHY 6645).
Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association - The national organisation committed to working for, and meeting the needs of everyone with Epilepsy in Ireland and their families and carers. The Association offers information and support to people affected by epilepsy, raises awareness of epilepsy, supports research and represents the needs of people with epilepsy at national and international levels. Brainwave is based in Dublin and has 9 regional offices across the country. (CHY 6170).
Breakthrough Cancer Research scientists and clinicians work tirelessly to develop new treatments for those cancers which cannot yet be cured. Research programmes funded by Breakthrough Cancer Research must focus on translating lab discoveries into new treatment opportunities. To this end Breakthrough Cancer Research work closely with clinicians throughout Ireland and abroad so that their research is targeted at finding new options for poor prognosis and incurable cancers. Breakthrough Cancer Research - Hope Lives Here.. For more information tel: 1890 998 998 or visit www.hopeliveshere.ie (CHY 19801).
Bubblegum Club - The Bubble Gum Club was set up in 1994, to look after children with life threatening illnesses and children in crisis. They bring a little fun into the lives of these children and give parents and carers a short break from their 24hour caring responsibilities.
BUMBLEance is the world’s first fully interactive, state-of-the-art, Children’s National Ambulance Service. BUMBLEance provides help and support for critically and seriously ill children who require transportation from their home, to and from, paediatric hospitals, hospices, national treatment centres and respite care facilities throughout Ireland. BUMBLEance also provides a very unique and specialised service through Angel Trips. An Angel Trip is specifically designed for a terminally ill child who is making their final journey home before he or she grows their Angel Wings. Critical care and Inter Hospital Transfers - End of Life Angel Trips - Pre and Post-Surgical Appointments - Respite and Hospice Trips – Chemo Cab - Transport to and from Specialised Appointments. BUMBLEance c/o The Saoirse Foundation, No. 2 James’s Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 T6PH. T: 083 0044444 E: info@BUMBLEance.com W: www.BUMBLEance.com (CHY 19226).
Camphill Communities - Are life-sharing communities creating a comprehensive, therapeutic and supportive environment where people with special needs can live and make their home together with volunteers and voluntary helpers. (CHY 5861).
Cancer Care West is the west of Ireland cancer charity, dedicated to supporting cancer patients and their families in the west of Ireland. Patient support is the central focus of everything we do. Our priorities are to equip all those we meet with the practical and emotional support they need to maintain peace of mind and quality of life. Our residential facility Inis Aoibhinn, located on the grounds of University Hospital Galway has 33 ensuite bedrooms for patients and their families travelling to Galway for radiotherapy treatment. Our dedicated cancer support centre provides a range of emotional and practical supports, workshops and classes. We also provide cancer awareness and educational programmes and support research into patient care. Cancer Care West does not charge for any of the services we provided. To make a donation please click here - http://www.cancercarewest.ie/donate-to-cancer-care-west (CHY 11260).
Cancer Support Sanctuary LARCC, based outside Mullingar is a cancer charity dedicated to helping people in the community through the emotional distress they may experience as a result of a cancer diagnosis. LARCC offers a number of free visits to cancer patients and their family members to avail of professional services inc. one to one counselling, complementary therapies, nurse support. Specialist services include Breast Care service, Manual Lymph Drainage, Children’s Support service, Gentle Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness and Living Well Programmes. LARCC is the only cancer support centre in Ireland offering bespoke residential programmes for people affected by cancer from right across Ireland. Contact - 044 9371971 or visit www.cancersupport.ie
Cancer Trials Ireland We co-ordinate trials in Ireland which test new and better ways to treat cancer. These trials are run in hospitals around the country and offer free and early access to promising treatments not yet available to all patients. They can enhance and prolong the lives of people who take part. (CHY 12492).
Cappagh Hospital Foundation is the funding arm of the Hospital and is solely dependent on the generosity of the Irish public. Our mission is to improve lives and we dedicate ourselves to health and well-being. We do this by providing opportunities to give so that Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital can give more people the best possible care using first class facilities and highly innovative medical procedures. Your donation to Cappagh in memory of your loved one will help us continue to provide first class facilities at Ireland’s centre for excellence in orthopaedics. For more information contact Cappagh Hospital Foundation, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11, Dublin. Tel:01 834 0325, email email@example.com or visit www.chf.ie (CHY 9282).
Care Local - voluntary members visit older people living alone in
CARI - providing a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse. (CHY 9491).
Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, founded in 1990, is the first, largest and busiest shared services centre for voluntary and community organisations in Ireland. 46 voluntary organisations have their headquarters at the Centre. Over 500 other voluntary and community organisations nationwide use the Centre's services on a regular basis. Services include training & consultancy, meeting rooms, office space, catering services and administrative services. (CHY 8973).
CASA - is a voluntary organization established in 1981 whose goal is to develop friendships and provide respite and social outlets for people with disabilities. We are unique in that we work with and support people with all disabilities – physical, sensory and intellectual – of all ages and from all backgrounds. CASA has 21 social groups nationwide and a respite house in Malahide, Co Dublin and we organise a pilgrimage to Lourdes annually. (CHY 6758).
Castleblayney Cancer Society - is a voluntary organisation which endeavours to support people experiencing cancer. We are a non-profit making organisation where all our funds raised and donations are used to offer financial aid and to provide support and services to local cancer patients. For more information or to make a donation visit our website www.castleblayneycancersociety.com (CHY 10301).
Cheeverstown - provides care support services to over 400 hundred children and adults with mental handicap. We provide both day and residential care together with education, employment and community services to both children and adults.
Cheshire Ireland has been providing support services to adults, primarily with neurological conditions and physical disabilities, for over 50 years. Cheshire Ireland operates a range of person-centred services in 13 counties across Ireland. The services include residential centres, respite services, and everyday supports to people living in their own homes. Our focus for the coming years is to move as many people as possible into homes of their own, within local communities. (CHY 5484).
Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (CMRF) is the principal fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin as well as the National Children’s Research Centre and is dedicated to working to improve the quality of life for this and future generations of sick children. Our mission is to raise funds to ease and assist the care and treatment of sick children in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin by providing supplementary equipment, facilities and assistance as well as to support the investigation and prevention of children’s diseases and illnesses through pediatric research in the National Children's Research Centre. (CHY 4483).
Christian Aid Ireland is an aid agency working to overcome poverty in some of the world’s poorest communities in around 50 countries. Regardless of race or religion, we help people to tackle the problems the face and build the life they deserve. At home and overseas we also campaign to change the structures that keep people poor, challenging inequality and injustice. (CHY 6998).
The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is a partnership of people dedicated to serving children in need of emergency and medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training, as well as children at risk of sexual and economic exploitation. There are around 4.5 million children in need in Vietnam and Mongolia. Since its inception the Foundation has undertaken over 120 projects focusing on vital health, education, and community programmes which have directly supported over 700,000 of some of our world’s most underprivileged and vulnerable children. (CHY 12636).
Chronic Pain Ireland (CHY 10779) advocates and provides a nationwide information and support service for people living with chronic pain & their families. Services include: Telephone support line, Self-Management Strategies / Techniques workshops, Public Awareness & Members meetings etc. For more information www.chronicpain.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org (CHY 10779).
Comber is an Irish charity which has worked in orphanages in Romania since 1990. Comber is now working with the Romanian Government to drive the closure of institutions for children and adults with disabilities and to provide alternative homes in the community. (CHY 10070).
Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) offers people the opportunity to establish their own charitable fund with expert support from our staff. People can also give money to their local area or to a cause or issue they care about through The Foundation. CFI – Connecting people who care with causes that matter. (CHY 13966).
COPD Support Ireland is a national charity that supports people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is an incurable, life-limiting but treatable disease that affects 380,000 people in Ireland, yet only 110,000 people are diagnosed. We are Ireland’s only national COPD support and advocacy body, bringing together local support groups from around Ireland, to help those living with, and caring for someone with COPD. See www.copd.ie for more information. (CHY 20731)
COPE Foundation is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation which supports approximately 2,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism so that people of all abilities can live life to the full. A donation to COPE Foundation in honour and memory of your loved one will help us to continue supporting people with disabilities to live their lives to the full and realise their dreams. By remembering COPE Foundation with a bequest in your Will, you are making a unique commitment to a cause that makes a real difference to the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism. For more information contact Cope Fonudation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork. Tel: 021 464 3100 or visit www.cope-foundation.ie (CHY 5288)
COPE Galway - A Galway charity working with homeless men and women, women and children who experience domestic violence and older people who live in isolation in the West of Ireland. Our Vision is improved quality of life, in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women & children experiencing domestic violence and older people. Our Mission is to enable the people of Galway to recognise and address the existence of homelessness, domestic violence and isolation in their city. Contact: COPE Galway, 2-5 Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway. Tel: 091 778750, Email: email@example.com. Please click here to donate. (CHY 6339).
Croí - a charity dedicated to pursuing and attaining the highest level of Cardiovascular Health Care for the people of the West of Ireland. Since 1985 we have funded and implemented a wide range of initiatives to improve Cardiac Services and Facilities in the region. We depend entirely on voluntary effort and support. With your support we can continue to save lives! (CHY 7500).
Depaul - is a charity helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We work with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with homelessness and provide over 20 specialised accommodation and community based services across Dublin and Northern Ireland. (CHY 14753).
Diabetes Ireland is the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. It provides support, education and motivation to all people affected by diabetes. The Federation also raises public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and funds Irish based research into finding a cure for diabetes. Diabetes affects people from all walks of life and is now considered the fastest growing epidemic by both the World Health Organisation and the United Nations. At present in Ireland, it is estimated that 200,000 people have diabetes and this will increase to 300,000 by 2025. Lo Call Tel.: 1850 909 909. (CHY 6906).
Dochas Offaly Cancer Support Group is a registered charity founded in 1999, offering professional support to people whose lives have been affected by cancer. The support is holistic and complements primary medical treatments with education and psychological care. Complementary therapies can help reduce stress and anxiety by restoring a sense of well-being and pain reduction. Our aim is to provide supportive care including factual information and social contact to reduce feelings of isolation, enabling you to achieve maximum independence and quality of life, and to help you cope during and beyond your illness and treatment. At Dochas, you, your family and friends can come to terms with your illness in your own way. You can meet other people living with cancer and benefit from the support this brings. (CHY 15937).
The Down Syndrome Centre is Ireland's 1st services led centre providing all the relevant support and services for children with Down syndrome. We currently provide services that include OT, S & L, Physio, Counselling, Team 21 Tots, baby massage and an early intervention programme, but the most important asset being a place where parents can meet, bond, share experiences and provide support to each other. We currently have over 150 children accessing the centre on a weekly basis, with no Government funding we heavily rely on the support from the general public to enable these children reach their full potential and to feel included in our society.
Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is dedicated to being the primary source of information and support to people with Down syndrome, their families and the professional community, working towards an improved quality of life for our members along with a respect and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of Irish Society. (CHY 6062).
Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow. We provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. At Simon, we listen to people who turn to us for help and do everything we can to support them to move out of homelessness into independent living. We strive to empower people to access, secure and retain a home of their own by reducing the reliance on short-term emergency accommodation and providing permanent supported housing for people to sustain a home in their local community. Moving people into supported housing produces life-enhancing and life-saving results and is more cost-effective in the long run. Conatct Dublin Simon Community, 1-2 Cope Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 671 5551 or go to www.dubsimon.ie. (CHY 5963).
DSPCA - The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) is a registered charity, established in 1840 to prevent cruelty to animals and is now Ireland's largest animal welfare organisation. Each year the DSPCA receives more than 80,000 phone calls from the public, responds to more than 10,000 emergency calls and rescues, rehabilitates, releases and rehomes thousands of animals and wildlife. The DSPCA relies on generous donations from the public to do our work. 95% of our funding comes from monthly supporters and donations. Your donation will help us Save Lives and End Animal Cruelty in Ireland. For more information visit www.dspca.ie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01 4994700. (CHY 1047).
Enable Ireland provides services to over 3,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families from 15 locations and in local communities countrywide. Covering childhood to adulthood our expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage. Our mission is to enable those who use our services to achieve maximum independence, choice and inclusion in their communities. (CHY 4908).
Family Carers Ireland supports and promotes the health, wellbeing and quality of life of family carers and those for whom they care. It is a national voluntary organisation and a registered charity, with branches, services and volunteers throughout Ireland. Family Carers Ireland provides information, support and training to individuals and families who care on a part-time or full-time basis for a family member. Services include Carer Groups, where carers can share their experiences, feelings and ideas, a wide range of training including QQI Level 5 modules and 1-day workshops, Home Care Packages (HSE funded), advocacy and lobbying. Contact: National Office, Market Square, Tullamore, Co Offaly, R35 PW50. Telephone: 057 93 22920. National Freefone Careline 1800 240 724.
Fighting Blindness is an Irish, patient-led charity funding research into treatments and cures for blindness. Our vision is to cure blindness, support those experiencing sight loss and empower patients. Our story began in 1983 when a group of Irish families affected by blindness got together for mutual support. We are now a global leader in the search for cures and treatments for genetically-inherited and age-related forms of blindness. Additionally, we provide a unique professional counselling service for people and families affected by sight loss. Fighting Blindness, 7-8 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Tel: 01-678 9004. (CHY 6784).
Fight For Sight - an Irish charity devoted to the prevention of Sight Loss. We aim to save sight by increasing public awareness of everyday risks and by raising money for research into eye disease and to purchase eye equipment for our hospitals. (CHY 6539).
FirstLight (formerly ISIDA). FirstLight offers qualified and professional support, care and compassion to bereaved parents and families in their darkest hour, we also promote research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained death of a child through the National Paediatric Mortality Register. (CHY 7716).
Focus Ireland - a leading national housing and homeless charity working to combat and prevent homelessness through the provision of quality services, supported housing and advocacy. Focus Ireland believes that everyone has a right to a place called home which is safe, secure and appropriate to their needs. In 2007 Focus Ireland worked with over 5,000 men, women and children who were homeless, or at risk of homelessness. (CHY 7220).
Friends of Nenagh Hospital - We deliver assistance and comforts to patients and their families by providing support and aid to the hospital management and staff as they ensure an effective delivery of services to the community. Through donations and bequests we receive from members of the public, out-patients and in-patients benefit from the equipment and services we provide to the hospital. These contributions allow patients to receive treatment locally, in a tranquil environment, surrounded by family and friends. (CHY 16300).
Friends Of Leukaemia Patients Cork is an entirely independent and voluntary non profit organization whose work involves person-to-person contact with patients who have a variety of needs during their illness. A key strength of Friends Of Leukaemia Patients Cork is the personalised delivery of help which make it unique in its role as a charitable organisation. (CHY 15959).
Friends of St. Brigid's Hospice and Home Care Services - Our purpose is to financially support & nurture palliative hospice & home care at St. Brigid’s, the specialist palliative care service for Kildare/West Wicklow. Click logo to donate online or make cheques payable to: The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice. (CHY10804)
Friends of St Luke's - a vital source of support to St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar and the St Luke’s Radiation Centres at St James and Beaumont Hospitals. Our aim is to support our patients in whatever way possible through their cancer journey. (CHY 5854).
Gorta’s vision is a world where there is no hunger or poverty and where rural communities have the means to create more prosperous futures for themselves and their children. We focus on working with communities in sub-Saharan Africa and we aim to assist them to move from subsistence to entrepreneurship. With targets focusing on food security and nutrition, water & sanitation as well as enterprise development, our resources and policies will help some of the world’s poorest communities as they address these crucial issues. For more information contact 12 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, tel: +353 1 661 5522, email: email@example.com or visit www.gorta.org. (CHY) 5678.
GOAL - ensuring that the poorest of the poor and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life, for example, food, water, shelter, medical attention and literacy. (CHY 6271).
Irish Deaf Society - The IDS is the national representative organisation of Deaf and hard of hearing people, serving the interest and welfare of the Deaf community. It also upholds the status of Irish Sign Language (ISL), which is the first and preferred language of Deaf people in
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind - a national charity dedicated to providing high quality mobility training and aftercare services to blind and visually impaired people. The services, which are provided free of charge, bring mobility and independence to the lives of blind and visually impaired people all over
Irish Heart Foundation is Ireland's only National Charity fighting to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke, through Advocacy, Research, Education, Information Provision and Patient Support.
Irish Hospice Foundation - a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the hospice philosophy and supports the development of hospice care. Our vision is that no one should have to face death without appropriate care and support. This includes support for families and loved ones, extending into bereavement.
Irish Kidney Association - The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) is a patient driven organisation founded to meet the needs of people, and their families, living with kidney failure, either on dialysis or transplanted. We offer a wide variety of FREE service from our Head office and with a network of 25 volunteer driven branches covering the country, we have a grass-roots network for people to join.
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is an incurable neurological condition leaving people unable to do the everyday things the rest of us take for granted, like walking, talking and swallowing which may become virtually impossible. The IMNDA was set up in May 1985 to provide care and support to people with Motor Neurone Disease, their carers and families. It relies heavily on fundraising in order to continue providing vital services to the MND community throughout Ireland. For more information or to make a donation, contact us on 01 873 0422, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.imnda.ie
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Research Foundation (IMNDRF) It is the mission of the IMNDRF to facilitate and promote ongoing research into the causes, treatment and best care solutions for those patients diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Irish Red Cross Society - The Irish Red Cross Society offers a range of services to deal with both national and international emergencies. As a National Society within the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the Irish Red Cross has access to the largest voluntary network in the world and is also among the oldest humanitarian organisations in the world.
ISANDS (see A Little Lifetime Foundation above) - a voluntary organisation, founded in 1983 by a group of bereaved parents whose babies died before or at birth (stillbirth) or some time after birth (neonatal death).
ISPCA The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Ireland’s National Animal Welfare organisation. We prevent cruelty to animals, pro-actively relieve animal suffering and promote animal welfare. The ISPCA believes that animals have the right to live their lives free from needless suffering and aim to rescue, rehabilitate and responsibly re-home animals that have been subjected to cruelty, neglect or abuse. As a charity, the ISPCA rely heavily on donations from members of the public. Click here to donate. Website: www.ispca.ie, Email: email@example.com or Telephone: (043) 33 25035 (ext.5). ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline: Call 1890 515 515. The ISPCA is a registered Charity CHY 5619.
ISPCC - The ISPCC exists to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to experience love and happiness, to stop discrimination and exclusion of children and to end cruelty and injustice to children.
Irish Wheelchair Association delivers vital support to over 20,000 people with disabilities and mobility impairment in communities across Ireland. Irish Wheelchair Association is a national organisation dedicated to the achievement of full social, economic and educational integration of people with physical disabilities and other mobility issues, as equal, independent and participative members of their communities and society. Key vital services delivered in communities across Ireland by specially trained staff and volunteers include; Assisted Living Services, Resource & Outreach Centres, Transport, Respite, Youth and Sports Services. Your legacy or memorial donation in honour of your loved one will help the Association to continue delivering essential services to people with disabilities in your local area.
Jack and Jill Children's Foundation - provides care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to the parents and families. A donation in memory of your loved one will help Jack & Jill to give the “Gift of Time” to the parents of seriously ill children enabling them to care for their child at home.
Make-A-Wish Ireland - our mission is to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with a life-threatening medical condition to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish granted is true magic for the child providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors visits and treatment. It is our aim that every eligible child in Ireland receives their greatest wish. From the smallest village to the largest cities, if we can bring hope or joy to a child with a life threatening illness for even one moment, we feel this will have a lasting real effect on not only the child, but also on the entire family.
Meningitis Trust - an Irish charity that offers a range of free services to people bereaved, affected or worried by the disease. Meningitis kills more children under 5 than any other infectious disease in Ireland, but, people of ANY age can contract it. The Meningitis Trust Helpline 1800 523 196 is nationwide, nurse-led and available 24 hours a day, and our services (free leaflets, counselling, one-to-one visits and home visits) are available for those who are affected.
Merchants Quay Ireland provides place of safety, compassion and welcome for homeless people and drug users to receive food, a hot shower, a listening ear and a helping hand to progress out of homelessness and addiction. Offering a range of quality medical and therapeutic services for the most marginalised in society, we believe in and cherish the value of every human being in keeping with our commitment to social justice. We look forward to a society where nobody is without a place to call home, where the need to sleep rough is gone and where drug-related harm is greatly reduced. Our website is www.mqi.ie.
Mercy University Hospital Foundation raises funds for the Mercy Hospital, Cork. Annually. The Mercy Hospital treats over 100,000 patients from all over Munster. The Foundation’s mission is to support the hospital in delivering the highest quality of care to its patients. Funds raised through the Mercy University Hospital Foundation are used to purchase state of the art equipment, to enhance and develop services and to help Hospital staff in providing a world class service in a world class Hospital. Please note that we have donate in memory cards available should you wish us to send a card to a bereaved family member or friend. For more information or to make a donation please visit our website at www.mercyfundraising.ie or call us on 021 -4274076.
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MS Ireland - exists to help everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis. MS Ireland is the only national organisation working solely on behalf of people living with Multiple Sclerosis and the many thousands of people who share their lives.
National Suicide Research Foundation - an official research unit to contribute to the prevention of suicidal behaviour in Ireland.
NCBI is a not for profit charitable organisation which provides support and services nationwide to people experiencing sight loss. We also provide a range of services to public and private organisations to make sure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired. We provide a service to over 7,000 people every year. 2,000 of whom we are seeing for the first time. Almost 95% of the people who access our services every year have some degree of useful vision while less than 5% are blind. With an ageing population, the number of people needing to access our services is increasing by 12 per cent each year.
North West Hospice provides specialist care with compassion for those living with life-limiting illness in our community. Palliative care provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, helps people live as actively as possible, and offers holistic end-of-life care. Our integrated service is provided through our In-Patient Unit, our Community Palliative Care Team and our Hospital Support Team to people in Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and West Cavan. Our Bereavement, Education, Spiritual and Volunteer supports are integral to our specialist palliative care service.
North West Simon Community - working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal. The charity is one of the 8 Simon Communities of Ireland, working in 3 Counties with people who are struggling in their homes, living in unfit or unsuitable accommodation or those in need of advice and support. The charity currently gets no government funding. North West Simon Community provide homes to 41 individuals in Donegal with low support. www.northwestsimon.ie
Novas Initiatives - Located throughout the mid-west and in Dublin, Novas Iniativies provides services for people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Working with families, single people and unaccompanied minors who are disadvantaged or socailly excluded, we provide client centred services and promote social justice.
One Family - Progressing the work of Cherish, established in 1972, One Family provides voice, support and action for one-parent families through membership, professional services and campaigning. Our aim is to affect positive change and achieve equality and social inclusion for all one-parent families in Ireland.
The aim of Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is to raise awareness of the symptoms of oesophageal cancer, fund oesophageal cancer research, provide support and improve the outcomes of people dealing with this cancer. About 450 cases of oesophageal cancer are diagnosed each year in Ireland. Approximately 70% of these have had symptoms of oesophageal cancer for more than three months before talking to their GP. We want to change this; as early detection can be vital in saving lives. A donation in memory of a loved one will help support the work of the OCF, as we receive no Government funding and rely solely on the generosity of the general public. For more information please visit www.lollipopday.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 086 4542713.
Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services has two truly special facilities, Harold’s Cross & Blackrock Hospice, where specialist care is provided for people with a range of needs from rehabilitation to end of life care.
Parkinson’s Association of Ireland – is an Irish charity who aims to help everyone affected by Parkinson’s. We are a national organisation with 15 branches nationwide. We provide a variety of free support and information services. The Parkinson’s Helpline 1800 359 359 is nationwide, nurse led and available Monday – Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm. Your legacy / memorial donation in honour of your loved one will help the association to continue delivering essential services to people with Parkinson’s and their families. Contact us in the national office on 01 8722234 Email – email@example.com or visit our website www.parkinsons.ie.
Peter McVerry Trust supports young homeless people, to break the cycle of homelessness and move towards independent living through the provision of a continuum of care services.
The Post Polio Support Group was established for Polio Survivors by Polio Survivors in 1993. We are the only organisation in Ireland providing practical support (and sometimes more importantly a listening ear) to those unfortunate enough to have contracted Polio when babies or young children. We provide stair lifts, callipers, bespoke footwear, electric scooters and wheelchairs. We also help Survivors access Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Respite Breaks, as well as other supports. The group works to raise awareness, provide information on Polio and its late effects and to ensure Polio Survivors can live with dignity. We work to maintain the independence and dignity of Polio Survivors, supporting them at work, in the home and otherwise. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01 889 89 20.
PSPA IRELAND is the support organisation in Ireland for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD). These progressive diseases rob people of their ability to walk, talk, see and swallow. We are dedicated to supporting, patients, carers, families and friends who live with or have been affected by either of these complex degenerative brain diseases. We are committed to raising awareness, providing and developing services for people with PSP and CBD. As a voluntary organisation we depend on donations to continue our work towards a World free of PSP. Further information: www.pspaireland.ie, email@example.com Tel: 0873821377/ 0873821378.
Purple House Cancer Support is to the forefront in providing a range of professional support services to people of all ages affected by Cancer in the Leinster areas. Purple House is at the heart of the community & is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations and is not funded by any national organisations or charities. Founded in 1990, Purple House was the first Community based Cancer Support Centre in Ireland and today operates a busy range of support services from the Centre at Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Professional services on offer include counselling, complimentary therapies, bereavement counselling, services for children & young adults including creative arts and one to one support, health awareness programmes, classes in Yoga and Mindfulness, CheckMeOut.ie health awareness campaigns aimed at 18-30 year olds and more. For a full list of services please visit www.purplehouse.ie
Rainbows Ireland celebrates 25 years in Ireland this year. We are located in almost every town in the Republic of Ireland. Our trained volunteers run local bereavement support groups for children from all denominations and communities following our 12 week programme.
Rehab Group - is an independent not-for-profit organisation working for social and economic inclusion among people with disabilities and others who are marginalised. Our philosophy is based on the belief that regardless of a person's disability or social circumstances, it's ability that should determine success in life.
Raynaud’s & Scleroderma - Remembering Raynaud’s & Scleroderma Ireland in your will. When it comes to making a Will, it is important to consider your family and loved ones. But, it is also a time when you could also choose to make a lasting difference to the lives of others. A gift of whatever size, to Raynaud’s & Scleroderma Ireland would be gratefully appreciated. We want to continue to provide services to those people and their families who are living with Raynaud’s or Scleroderma today and for years to come. If you have any questions about Raynaud’s or Scleroderma or would like to make a donation in your will, please contact us on low Call 0818 363 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Recovery Haven Cancer Support House opened its door over five years ago with an aim to provide support and information services to those with cancer, their families and carers. To date over 850 men, women and children have used our services. In stressful times, through support services and social inclusion offered by Recovery Haven - Cancer Support House helps people reduce psychological distress. These basic services are aimed at people from all around Kerry.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. It provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service to 100 nautical miles from the coast of the RoI and UK and a seasonal lifeguard service on beaches in England and Wales. It is independent from Government and relies on volunteers, voluntary contributions and legacies.
Samaritans - available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Self Help Africa has been working in sub-Saharan Africa for close to thirty years. Established in the immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian famine, we have been striving ever since to tackle the root causes of hunger and famine across the continent. http://www.selfhelpafrica.org/ie/
Sensational Kids is a high impact, award winning charity that provides life changing early intervention services for children of all abilities, especially those with additional needs. Sensational Kids Child Development Centres in Leinster and Munster have benefited over 4,500 children to date. Each year Sensational Kids supports 725+ children with additional needs, saving their families over €102,000 in therapy fees. Sensational Kids supports children with autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, down syndrome and many other developmental delays and conditions through the provision of affordable occupational therapy and speech & language therapy.
Sick Poor Society. This society is probably the oldest charitable society in Cork city. It was founded in 1853 and has its roots in the terrible squalor due to epidemic diseases, food shortages and widespread misery in the aftermath of the Famine. The task of The Sick Poor Society is to reach out to families who are in these difficult circumstances and to provide them with material and other assistance. This work is undertaken on a voluntary basis and consequently, all monies are used solely for the benefit of needy families. Administration charges therefore are less than 1% per annum.
Simon Community - Combating homelessness in Ireland with branches in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, The Midlands, The Mid West, The North West and The South East. All people who are homeless, or at risk of facing homelessness, are given every opportunity to realise their potential to live fulfilled lives in appropriate homes of their own.
Sligo Centre for Independent Living Ltd. Providing Support Services for People with Disabilities since 1996. Contact address: Unit 1-2 Business Centre, Market Yard, Sligo. Phone: 071-914 1978. Website: www.sligocil.ie
Sligo Social Services is a voluntary organisation, established to respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities in the Sligo region promoting justice, equality and the dignity of the human being. It is a unique organisation that has contributed positively to the lives of many children, families and adults in Sligo and Leitrim for more than 40 years.
The Soar Foundation was established in 2012 to provide early intervention preventative wellness workshops for young people aged 12-18 across the island of Ireland. These workshops aim to create a unique space where young people can express who they are, what their challenges may be and realise their own individual greatness. We believe that by creating these spaces for young people to engage in open and honest conversations, we can give them the opportunity to become leaders in their own communities, to live free of a script written for them by society and instead be authors of their own destiny.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Honour the memory of a loved one by helping families in need in Ireland with a donation to Saint Vincent de Paul.
Sosad (Save Our Sons And Daughters) is a charity whose mission statement is to prevent suicide and improve the lives of all people affected by depression and suicide. We provide emergency contact 24 hours a day. We have 6 offices which are open from 10-6 Mon - Fri and then have a phone line which runs throughout the night from 6pm until 10am. We offer counselling for those who are feeling suicidal or depressed and bereavement counselling for those left behind following a suicide. Our service is free of charge with fully qualified counsellors and psychologists. Due to lack of funding we rely completely on donations. Your contribution would allow us to break the stigma associated with suicide and mental health and also raise the level of awareness needed. It will also help us save lives.
South East Simon Community has been providing homeless services to people experiencing and at risk of homelessness in counties Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary since 2004. Services include providing homes for life, tenancy supports, life skills training, resettlement supports, and other assistance supports as needed by people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. In 2013 South East Simon worked with 260 people and their 107 dependents. Contact South East Simon Community, Unit 33, Johnstown Business Park, Johnstown, Waterford. Tel: 051 872693 or go to www.southeastsimon.ie
South Tipperary Hospice Movement is a community specialist palliative care service, providing support for people in South Tipperary/West Waterford with an advanced incurable disease. We support patients and their families in their own home as far as possible. We aim to deliver the highest level of individualised care showing respect, compassion and dignity to all persons in our care.
Special Olympics Ireland transforms lives by providing a year round programme of sport, health and wellbeing for children and adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland. Special Olympics helps athletes to develop both physically and emotionally, make new friends, realise their dreams, and know they can fit in. To make a donation call 01 882 3972 or visit www.specialolympics.ie
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland - Kildare Branch. We provide services to those with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus living in Kildare with such as emergency short term nursing care, respite care, support and transport. Our Charity number is 20009360.
St. Francis Hospice (Raheny & Blanchardstown). The staff and volunteers of St. Francis Hospice provide specialist palliative care to people of North Dublin City and County. Our services are delivered from our hospices in Raheny and Blanchardstown. Based on a Christian philosophy, each person is treated with dignity, respect and compassion irrespective of their cultural or religious background. Our services are at no charge to patients.
The Sisters of Nazareth is a registered Irish charity, which has been providing care to older people in Ireland since 1876. Nazareth House is the first choice of many people whose care needs can no longer be fulfilled at home. We have Nursing homes in Dublin, Mallow, Sligo, Fahan on the Inishowen peninsula and Belfast. The existing buildings at Nazareth House, Mallow has reached the end of its useful life and needs urgent replacement while the Nursing Home in Dublin needs further development and is currently under construction. Your donation will help us build our new homes in Dublin and Mallow where we can continue to give the best care and the very best quality of life to people living with us in their final years. For more information please visit us on www.thenazarethcarefund.com.
The Thomas Hayes Trust is a registered Community and Voluntary organisation with charitable status. CRO 598340 CHY 21396. Our services include: Emergency response to suicide, counselling service, listening service 24hrs per day, 365 days of the year, school liaison service, work liaison service, SAFE support programmes, sibling, aftercare and family engagement, open door policy, drop in listening service, training programmes, coffee dock. If you would like to volunteer, or fundraise on behalf of the Trust, please contact us: Teac Tom, 15 Ormonde Road, Kilkenny, 056-7796592 or Teac Tom, Main Street, Stradbally, Laois, 056-7796592.
Waterford Hospice Movement provides medical and nursing care for patients with life limiting illnesses in their own homes and in nursing homes throughout Waterford City, County and South Kilkenny. We supply specialised equipment for pain control and comfort as well as psychological and social support for the patients and their families. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.
Waterford Marine Search and Rescue - Our charity provides 24/7 search and rescue cover on the River Suir and surrounding areas including tributries and lakes in Waterford City, Waterford County and South County Kilkenny. We monitor and maintain the safety ring buoys in Waterford City. We carry out suicide prevention patrols within Waterford City on weekend nights. We are not government funded and we rely heavily on the generosity of the public.
Western Alzheimers is a West of Ireland based charity supporting hundreds of families with a “home from home” philosophy ensuring that people who suffer from Alzheimers Disease are cared for in a safe and comfortable environment. Our comprehensive service model offers families a choice of care supports and facilities including Long Stay Residential Care; Respite Care; Day Care and In-Home Care in the community. Our facilities in Athenry Co. Galway and Ballindine Co. Mayo currently lead the way with further developments planned for Galway and Roscommon in the near future. Our Charity number is 11416 Contact: Western Alzheimers, Ballindine, Co. Mayo. Tel: (094) 9364900 Email: email@example.com.
Westmeath SPCA Founded near Mullingar in 1952, the Westmeath SPCA has looked out for the welfare of the animals of Westmeath with care and respect. Westmeath SPCA is entirely volunteer run and is a registered charity, CHY11491. We rely on the public to report cases of animal cruelty or hardship. In April 2016 we welcomed our new inspector to work on the frontline with animal welfare. The welfare of an animal includes its physical and mental state, and good animal welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being. You can contact us on Facebook or through our website or by phone on 086 638 3730. To support Westmeath SPCA and donate; paypal.me/WestmeathSPCA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland (WRI) exists to promote wildlife rehabilitation and improve wildlife welfare and conservation in Ireland. To this end WRI supports wildlife rehabilitators, and offers educational opportunities to raise standards of care. To cater for the increased numbers of injured and orphaned wildlife, WRI is working on building Ireland’s first Wildlife Rehabilitation and Teaching Hospital. Run as a Social Enterprise Partnership, this innovative project will offer young people and at-risk groups, the opportunity to care for injured animals in a natural setting, in turn significantly promoting social, economic, physical, spiritual and psychological wellbeing. To donate, click here http://www.wri.ie/pages/donations.html Thank you.
ZAMDA is a registered charity (Charity No. CHY16728) based in St. Joseph’s C.B.S. Fairview, Dublin 3. We are dedicated to providing direct and effective aid to a number of projects in and around the city of Kabwe in Zambia. Our main priority is supporting “Sables”. Sables is a centre for the most vulnerable children in Kabwe; it offers food, clothing, medical care, emergency overnight accommodation, counseling, education and vocational training for over one hundred and twenty O.V.C.s (orphaned and vulnerable children). Many of the children in Sables come from the streets of Kabwe and Lusaka; they have lost their parents to HIV / AIDS, been rejected by their families and forced onto the street to beg, steal or prostitute themselves in an effort to stay alive. www.zamdaireland.com Tel: 01-8334857, facebook: Zamda Ireland.