Charitable Fund

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Charitable Fund

Our focus for 2020 — Supporting Ireland's Children.

You Buy, We Give. Every time you make a shop and fuel or a shop-only purchase, in Applegreen in Ireland, we donate 1c to the Applegreen Charitable Fund on your behalf.

The Charitable Fund lies close to the hearts of everyone in Applegreen and the fund is boosted by ongoing fundraising activities and events organised by Applegreen staff.

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Applegreen Donates Over €4 Million to Irish Charities

Applegreen PLC is proud to announce that its charitable fund has donated more than €4 Million euro since its establishment in 2009.

The charity sector has been put under unprecedented strain as a result of Covid-19. As the country navigates its way to the new normal, we continue to pledge our support to our charity partners in these challenging times. We’re immensely proud of raising such a significant amount of money, it allows Applegreen to make a real difference to many people’s lives and support all the great work being achieved by our charity partners. We’d like to say a big thank you to our customers and our staff who have helped contribute towards achieving the €4 million total.

Applegreen & Irish Youth Foundation partnership 2018/19

The Applegreen Charitable Fund were delighted to choose the Irish Youth Foundation as one of our preferred charity partners for 2018/19 in support of 50 community and voluntary youth projects across Ireland which were chosen from over 300 applicants to receive a total of €100,000 from the fund. The fund invited applications from projects working with children and young people aged between 6 and 12 living in disadvantaged circumstances under the theme of health and wellbeing. The successful projects ranged from healthy eating and fitness, circus performance, outdoor classrooms, kindness and even Star Wars-themed kick boxing!

Charitable Fund 10 Year Impact Report

2019 has been a significant milestone for the charitable fund and we are delighted to be celebrating 10 years supporting all our charity partners along this incredible journey. We take pride in our commitment to making a meaningful and long-term impact in our local community by leveraging our position as one of the biggest corporate philanthropists in the country. We do this in close collaboration with our charity partners and with the support and involvement of our people through our volunteering and fundraising efforts. We strive to have our charitable fund programme align our targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, helping to influence and drive change on the biggest challenges facing society today. We are immensely proud of raising over €3million over the past 10 years, which allows Applegreen to make a real difference to many people’s lives and support all the great work being achieved by our charity partners. We are always so grateful to our employees, suppliers and customers for always getting behind the fund and going the extra mile to support our charitable fund, and we are excited to see how the fund will grow into the future.

Click here to view our full Charitable Fund 10 Year Impact Report.

Adrian Giffney, Head of the Charitable Fund


Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland provide vital therapy and support services to over 8,100 children and young people with disabilities, and their families. We are delighted to have been selected as one of Applegreen’s chosen charities. Support from Applegreen’s staff and customers will go towards our respite services and enable us to provide the best possible support to the children and young people in our care.

- John O’Sullivan, CEO

Irish Youth Foundation

The Irish Youth Foundation funds and develops projects and programmes across Ireland to support children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances. This partnership with Applegreen allows us to invest in communities across Ireland and create new opportunities so all young people have the chance to achieve their full potential. We are honoured to be selected as one of Applegreen's chosen charities and this year we developed the inaugural Blossom Fund which is supporting 50 projects around Ireland with a fund of €100,000.

- Lucy Masterson, CEO

Pieta House

Pieta house offers free counselling to those suffering from suicidal ideation, those who are engaging in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. Pieta also operates a free 24-hour suicide helpline and text service (operated by fully qualified staff). The partnership with Applegreen will ensure that we can continue to deliver a therapeutic service to people in crisis across Ireland by supporting our Resilience Programme in schools which is delivered to 2yr students in post primary schools to help build their resilience and coping strategies.

- Elaine Austin, CEO

Food Cloud

At FoodCloud, transport and logistics are a fundamental part of what we do, allowing us to collect and deliver surplus food from businesses to charities around the country. We are delighted to partner with Applegreen again in 2020 to help us to cover our transport costs and continue to get good food to great charities. The funding from Applegreen will support FoodCloud to redistribute more than 1,000 tonnes of surplus food to approximately 250 charities across Ireland, providing the equivalent of over two million meals to those who need it most in our communities.

- Aoibheann O’Brien, Partnership Director



Since 2009, Applegreen has raised over €4 million for its charity partnerships.

The Applegreen Charitable Fund was set up to give back to the communities in which Applegreen operates throughout Ireland.

2018 - 2019

Focus Ireland, Irish Youth Foundation, Debra Ireland & FoodCloud

Focus Ireland, Irish Youth Foundation, Debra Ireland & FoodCloud

Focus Ireland received funding over the past two years to help towards ending the crisis in youth homelessness. Funds raised helped to support young people into housing and educational programmes.

Applegreen partnered with The Irish Youth Foundation to support children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances across Ireland. Through the establishment of the Blossom Fund, Applegreen has helped the Irish Youth Foundation to fund more than 60 projects nationwide that focus on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children.

Following the success achieved with Debra Ireland, Applegreen decided to extend its support towards EB Community Care which means an additional family support worker, an additional EB outreach nurse as well as increased respite funding for families living with EB.

Applegreen has supported FoodCloud with the funding of three distribution vehicles to help ensure food arrives safely to their charity partners. Applegreen is proud to play a role in helping FoodCloud to support over 240 individual charity partners across Ireland.


2016 - 2017

Barnardos, ISPCC Childline and DEBRA Ireland

Barnardos, ISPCC Childline and DEBRA Ireland

Barnardos received funding for 150 pre-school aged children living in disadvantage to attend an intensive Barnardos Early Years development and school readiness programme to support their social, literacy and behavioural skills.


Funds were donated to Childline to recruit, select, train and manage over 60 Childline volunteers. These volunteers will answer over 90,000 calls from children all over Ireland.


For Debra Ireland, these funds have been directed towards EB Community Care, supporting projects such as an EB Outreach Nurse and family support services tailored to individual families in their own homes.

2014 - 2015

CMRF-Crumlin and Anam Cara

CMRF-Crumlin and Anam Cara

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin received funding towards the refurbishment of its Radiology Department. Funds were also donated to Anam Cara, a bereavement support group for parents, towards their support services and information packs for distribution at support groups, hospitals and clinics.

2012 – 2013

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and Console

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and Console

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation received funding from the Applegreen Charitable Fund towards home nursing care for children up to the age of four in every community in Ireland. Console, the national suicide charity received funding for the development of new support services.

2010 - 2011

GOAL and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice

GOAL and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice

In Applegreen’s Charitable Fund first two year partnership funds were raised and donated to GOAL towards the building of new housing in the Bugiri District of Uganda. The Laura Lynn Hospice also received funding which went towards equipment for its multi-sensory room.


Chambers Ireland CSR Award – Partnership with a Charity shortlisted 2018

The Applegreen Charitable Fund were delighted to be shortlisted under the category of Excellence in Community Partnership with a Charity LIC – ‘The Applegreen Charitable Fund – Innovating for the Future’.

Chambers Ireland CSR Award – Partnership with a Charity winner 2017

The Applegreen Charitable Fund were delighted to win this award under the category of Excellence in Community Partnership with a Charity LIC – ‘Applegreen Charitable Fund Programme’

Philanthropist of the Year Awards Winner 2017


Adrian Giffney

Head of Charity

Rosemary Begley

Corporate Social
Responsibility Manager

Karl Fitzgerald

Challenges & Events

Kevin O'Dwyer


Sylvia Rooney

Events & Supplier Liasion

Shauna Whelan

Marketing & Events

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