Crowdfunding event to be held in N Ireland

Howard Lake | 16 May 2018 | News

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is hosting a crowdfunding evening for people interested in hearing more about the issues of suicide, human trafficking and LGBT in Northern Ireland.
“Charity Champions in Action” takes place on 17 May 2018 at 6pm in the Belfast Harbour Commissioners. The charities taking will be PIPS, which delivers Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services, Flourish NI which provides support to survivors of human trafficking, and the Rainbow Project, an organisation that works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people.
Hosted by Pamela Ballantine, each group will have just 6 minutes each to talk about their work and pitch a project needing support whilst those attending will have an opportunity to meet the groups, ask questions and if they wish, privately pledge donations and support.
Speaking about the event, Siofra Healy Director of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation said: “Charity Champions in Action,” aims to celebrate and encourage generosity to smaller community groups in Northern Ireland. We know that 80% of funding and support available goes to 20% of charities in Northern Ireland and the Foundation’s role is to connect those causes and groups who are doing fabulous work making a huge impact in their communities with the people who care about their issues.”
Siofra added: “With Philanthropy Fortnight taking place between 14 -25 May and focusing on local generosity, it is the perfect time to highlight the great work which these charities are doing, and we hope that people will come along on 17 May and be a charity champion in offering their support to these fantastic causes.”
There is no charge to attend the event and tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite.
Anyone keen to find out more about event can call the Foundation on 02890 245 927 or email [email protected].