We are delighted to be one of the charities to benefit from the funding raised by #RTEDoesComicRelief. The The Community Foundation for Ireland were in touch just before Christmas to let us know we were successful in obtaining a grant from this fund, for our project ‘Thinking outside the box’ – in which we are developing a fundraising strategy to help sustain us post-covid.
As our members will be aware, fundraising income has been impacted greatly by Covid-19 and it makes it very challenging to continue our current model of primarily community fundraising activity undertaken by our members. Thanks to this grant we are in a position to develop an alternative fundraising model that addresses the vulnerabilities in our fundraising activities exposed by Covid-19 and restore our fundraising income to at least pre-Covid levels. This will help ensure we can continue to provide vital services to polio survivors, who are already on the periphery of society in terms of financial vulnerability and isolation.
Our thanks to the public for their support of RTE Does Comic Relief, which is helping so many charities affected by the pandemic and to our colleagues at the Community Foundation of Ireland for administering this grant. #RTEDoesComicRelief