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Matheson partners with Philanthropy Ireland to launch ‘The Funding Network Dublin’
AUTHOR(S): Turlough Galvin
In November 2014, Matheson hosted the first Funding Network philanthropic event to take place in Ireland. The Funding Network Dublin is a new “Dragon’s Den” style initiative which will showcase four charities to an invited audience of potential donors to raise funds for specific projects. The Philanthropy Ireland event, which will be supported by The Funding Network London, will take place on Thursday 20 November 2014.
Seamus Mulconry, Executive Director of Philanthropy Ireland, said, “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.”
Turlough Galvin, the head of Matheson’s corporate philanthropy programme said, “The Matheson Giving Programme has two clear strategic goals: to encourage corporate philanthropy in Ireland and to help Irish children to fulfil their potential. We are delighted to be part of this creative initiative, which will both promote philanthropy as a concept and make a real and immediate difference to some excellent charities.”
The Funding Network (TFN), founded in 2002, enables individuals to join together to crowd fund social change projects. They are the UK’s first public open giving circle and have been described as the “Dragon’s Den” for charities.
Further information about the event is available at http://www.philanthropy.ie/2014/10/21/the-funding-network-is-coming-to-dublin/