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Cork Chamber 1819 Fund

€16,950 of €100,000 goal

Raised by 111 people in 5 months
Created January 22, 2019
Cork Chamber
on behalf of Cork Chamber
“Through empowering more resilient communities, lasting and creative solutions can be explored.”  Paula Cogan, Cork Chamber President

 
100% of funds raised here will benefit Cork community initiatives with a social, environmental or economic impact. Our goal – to raise €100,000!

We are running this project in partnership with Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) who will match any and all donations made.

Our commitment is that 100% of the moneys raised here go directly to not-for-profit or social enterprises across Cork that are innovative, address a critical social issue such as health, inclusion, local economy, and environment, among others. Examples include Cork Life Centre, Cork ARC cancer support, FoodCloud and Foróige, to name but a few.

Fundraising continues until July 2019, after which an open call for applications will be launched by Social Innovation Fund Ireland.

The successful projects are will be announced at an awards ceremony in November 2019.

For those who wish to donate, this project offers an opportunity to invest in a progressive, innovative projects that will lead to more resilient, engaged and thriving communities.

As an ‘influencer’ in the business community in Cork for the last 200 years, we at Cork Chamber are determined to charter positive change in our region on behalf of the businesses that it represented.

Be part of this movement and donate here today, or discuss the fund further call Katherine at Cork Chamber on 021 4509044.


Notes: 
For more information about Cork Chamber bicentenary see: https://www.corkchamber.ie/who-we-are/chamber-history/ 
For more information about Social Innovation Fund Ireland see: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/
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mytaxi has committed to supporting social enterprises in Cork city and County with a donation of €10,000 to the Cork Chamber 1819 Fund.

The fund being promoted by Cork Chamber aims to raise €100,000 over the six-months to July 2019. All funds raised will be matched by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) euro for euro, from the Dormant Accounts Fund and will go directly to Cork community initiatives with a social, environmental or economic impact.

Speaking of the donation, mytaxi Head of Sales, Niall Carson said "mytaxi is delighted to have the opportunity to be part of such a positive project in Cork through the Cork Chamber 1819 Fund. We were very keen to donate as the work Social Innovation Fund Ireland do to resolve critical social issues is truly astounding. Their commitment to scaling the projects of charities and non-profits will benefit the lives of many Cork based schemes. Supporting social innovation in Cork is important to us because initiating positive change in local communities is a key focus for us, as we are simultaneously trying to improve mobility issues."

Cork Chamber calls on other businesses in Cork to support this community fund. Fundraising continues until July 2019, after which an open call for applications will be launched by SIFI. New and established not-for-profit or social enterprises across Cork may apply for funding of projects that are innovative and address a critical social issue. The successful projects will be announced at an awards ceremony in November 2019.

Individuals, SMEs or multinational businesses interested in learning more can contact Katherine Fitzpatrick at Cork Chamber or Padraic Vallely, SIFI.
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€16,950 of €100,000 goal

Raised by 111 people in 5 months
Created January 22, 2019
Cork Chamber
on behalf of Cork Chamber
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€100
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1 month ago
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€10,000
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2 months ago (Offline Donation)
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€100
Robin O’Sullivan
4 months ago
€1,000
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