Thursday, November 20th 2014!  

Four local charities are set to benefit by thousands of Euro thanks to a “Dragon’s Den” type event being hosted by Philanthropy Ireland, and partnered by law firm Matheson and The Funding Network, London.

“The Funding Network Dublin” will take place on Thursday 20th November and involve up to 80 guests networking and pooling their money in a collective effort to support local community initiatives.

At an event, to be compered by broadcaster George Hook, four charities will present on their work to an invited audience of potential donors to raise funds for a specific project.

Maurice Healy Chair of Philanthropy Ireland said “This event will showcase the work of some remarkable people and organisations and hopefully give donors a chance to contribute to that work.”

Seamus Mulconry, Executive Director of Philanthropy Ireland, said that ” we are delighted to present this event as we believe it offers an opportunity to introduce people to the concept of Philanthropy and the opportunity to support some wonderful start up charities which are already making a huge difference and have the potential to make even more of an impact with a little bit of help.”

The Funding Network (TFN), founded in 2002, enables individuals to join together to crowd fund social change projects. They are the UK’s 1st public open giving circle and have been described as the ‘Dragons’ Den’ for charities. To find out more about TFN check out their website on

Matheson’s corporate philanthropy programme, the Matheson Giving Programme, has two clear goals: to encourage corporate philanthropy in Ireland and to help Irish children to fulfil their potential. Further information is available at

The event is invitation only. To register your interest in attending please email