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ESB awards €322,226 to 38 charities

Written by Robert McHugh, on 16th Jun 2017. Posted in General

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It was announced today that ESB has donated €43,000 to three charity organisations, Blossom Ireland, The Salvation Army and The Iveagh Trust, marking the Energy for Generations Fund spring funding round. The Fund has awarded more than €11million and supported over 700 Irish charities since 2005.
 
So far in 2017, the ESB Energy for Generations Fund has awarded €322,226 to 38 charities working in the areas of suicide, homelessness and educational access and support. 
 
Blossom Ireland provides holiday and life-skills programmes to children with special needs aged between eight to 18 years. The Salvation Army offers unconditional friendship, practical guidance to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs. In Dublin, the Salvation Army operates four residential centreshelping people overcome the challenges of homelessness.
 
The Iveagh Trust provides affordable rented housing for families and single people on low incomes, good quality hostel accommodation for homeless men while managing over 1,350 units of social rented and hostel accommodation for over 125 years.
 
ESB’s aim with the Energy for Generations Fund is to maximise the impact of their investment by taking a more strategic approach to effect change. ESB also leverages the skills and knowledge within the company to bring about more sustainable and positive outcomes. Last month for instance, skilled apprentices, electricians and engineers kindly gave their time to wire Down Syndrome Cork’s ‘Field of Dreams’ project. 
 
Speaking today, ESB Group Finance and Commercial Executive Director, Pat Fenlon said, "The three organisations here today are fitting representatives of the approximately 150 good causes from around the country that receive funding from ESB. The Energy for Generations Fund donates over one million euro each year to areas in suicide, homelessness and educational access and support. Their work exemplifies the spirit of the Fund and what we are trying to achieve, on a local and national level."
 
Source: www.businessworld.ie

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