Ireland for Ukraine was a united response from Irish media organisations to harness the generosity of the Irish public and ensure it reaches those who need it most.
Why are we doing this?
Millions of lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence and destruction. There is an urgent need to provide emergency aid there.
And as thousands of refugees make their way to Ireland, they also need urgent support in terms of shelter and essential needs here.
The Irish public are renowned for their generosity in times of great need. But with so many competing voices and information sources, it can be hard to identify how best to help.
That’s why a coalition of media outlets in Ireland have come together to speak with one voice. Ireland for Ukraine is a collective effort to raise funds and deliver them where they can have the biggest impact. Because by working together, we can do more.
How does it work?
From digital to print, radio to TV, media outlets have come together to raise awareness of the Ireland for Ukraine campaign. Our role is to ensure that members of the public who want to help Ukraine can do so knowing that their donation is secure, accountable and making a real difference. All donations go into an account managed by the Community Foundation for Ireland, which has been working for 21 years to ensure that charitable donations are having a
real impact. The Community Foundation will distribute all funds raised to a coalition of charities working to help those affected by the war in Ukraine. So that you can give secure in the knowledge that your donation is helping those who need it most.
Where exactly will my donation be used?
All donations will go into a fund managed by the Community Foundation for Ireland. From this fund, 50% will be allocated to our charity partners working on the ground in Ukraine. The remaining 50% will be allocated to charities and community groups working to support refugees from this crisis here in Ireland, on a grant basis. You can find out more about our charity partners here Help Ukraine on the ground – Ireland for Ukraine, and more about the CFI fund to help refugees from the Ukraine crisis here Help Ukranian Refugees in Ireland – Ireland for Ukraine
Which media organisations were involved in Ireland for Ukraine?
These media organisations have given staff time, advertising space and other resources to create and deliver the Ireland for Ukraine campaign:
· Virgin Media Television
· SKY Ireland
· The Journal
· The Currency
· DMG Media
· The Anglo-Celt
· The Meath Chronicle
· The Connaught Telegraph
· The Westmeath Independent
· The Westmeath Examiner
· The Connacht Tribune and City Tribune
· The Donegal News
· The Tuam Herald
· The Clare Champion
· The Northern Standard
· The Southern Star
· The Munster Express
· The Nenagh Guardian
· The Mayo News
Publicis and Green Room Media have supported this campaign by creating the visual identity and campaign assets on a pro bono basis:
Revolut were a donations partner to this campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the charity.