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Our focus for 2021 — 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 - 2022
The Applegreen Charitable Fund were delighted to choose the Irish Youth Foundation as one of our preferred charity partners for 2018, 2019 and 2020 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! We are expanding this fund further in 2021 and looking towards education, to help support
programmes that enable children to make the transition from primary to secondary level education.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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