The Cork Foundation are set to host an event with The Funding Network, along with us, in Cork city.
The event will take place on the 24th November in the Vertigo Building, Cork County Hall from 6pm-9pm. The Funding Network are specialists in hosting live crowdfunding events and have already brought their successful model to Ireland, hosting a live crowdfunding session with Philanthropy Ireland in 2015, and are now set to do the same with the Cork Foundation.

In the lead-up to the event four Cork charities will be selected to attend the event and will each be given six minutes to present their social initiative to a room full of Cork business leaders and potential donors.
Following presentations the live crowdfunding session then begins, enabling the chosen charities to receive generous amounts of funding for their projects in real time.

Karen Millen, UK Operations Manager of The Funding Network, said “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Cork Foundation to bring TFN back to Ireland. Our events in Dublin and Cork were amongst the most successful launch events we’ve ever had and the generosity of the local community was incredible. TFN seeks to transform lives and we’re excited to offer this opportunity to more brilliant social-change organisations.”

Eilis Murray, CEO for Philanthropy Ireland, commented “Following the success of previous TFN events, we are delighted to see it coming to Cork. The event provides an opportunity to highlight Philanthropy by enabling people to participate in an alternative and innovative model of giving. Philanthropy is for everyone.”

Padraic Vallely, CEO of The Cork Foundation, said “We are delighted to be hosting this great event in partnership with TFN and Philanthropy Ireland. It is so important for the Cork Community to give back to local charities and this is a great chance to fundraise and raise awareness for a number of social issues.”


Reimagine Cork and the Cork Life Centre are just two Cork organisations that have hugely benefitted from the coming together of the Cork Foundation, Cork businesses and business leaders. In turn each of these organisations have given back to Cork not only through their own initial charitable aims but by creating sustainable jobs within their projects through received funding- one of the main aims of the Cork Foundation in their bid to help create growth and job opportunities in Cork.
Now four more projects will be given a chance to gain support from business leaders in Cork to help kick-start their social projects and initiatives and help them make a real difference in the county.

It is hoped that such an event will make a major difference for the charities involved, allowing them to fully implement their social projects and create sustainable jobs within their organisation – the underlying aim of both the Cork Foundation and the charities associated with them.

Interested charities and initiatives are encouraged to contact the Cork Foundation by emailing to request an application form to apply for the opportunity to be chosen to present at the event and potentially raise significant funds for their projects.
Potential beneficiaries from the event must be in a position to create sustainable full or part time jobs through any funding received.

Applications close at 30th September 5pm.