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

Over 50 applications have been received from organisations to pitch their project. From these, four Cork charities have been 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.

Field of Dreams  Field of Dreams will provide meaningful work and life skills development opportunities for adults with Down syndrome.

First Light FirstLight offers support and information, and promotes research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained deaths of infants and young children.

Helium Arts Helium Arts is the national children’s arts and health organisation, bringing art, creativity and play to children and teenagers in hospitals and healthcare settings across Ireland.

Shine Ireland– Shine Ireland  provides services and supports for children with autism.


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, Director for Philanthropy Ireland commented “Following the success of previous TFN events, we are delighted to see it coming back 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.”


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