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Businesses and individuals should be more strategic when they give to charity in order to make their donations go further and help more people.
That is the message that will be delivered during Philanthropy Fortnight, Northern Ireland’s sixth annual celebration of charitable giving, which will be held from May 14 – May 25 to explore the many ways to contribute to causes and make a difference to society.
(L-R) Lauri McCukser Fermanagh Trust, Paula Reynolds Belfast Charitable Society, Rachel Leitch Community Foundation of Northern Ireland, Kate Livingston Arts and Business NI and Eimer McCooey Will to Give
Philanthropy Fortnight involves close collaboration between a range of partner organisations including the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, Belfast Charitable Society, Arts and Business, Will to Give and the Fermanagh Trust.
As part of the programme Fermanagh Trust will be holding a special grant presentation event ‘Local Philanthropy Goes Global’ on 22nd May. Celebrating local philanthropy and volunteers willing to help the disadvantaged throughout the world. The Fisher Foundation celebration event will include presentation of bursary awards to the young people who will be carrying out voluntary work overseas.
A wide range of events will be held throughout the fortnight celebrating the proud culture of philanthropy and how donors and charities can work together to make an impact within a particular cause and find, secure and sustain the long term resources needed. It is hoped that this year’s programme will help stimulate debate and look at how charities and their supporters can meet the challenges together and attract the finances, skills and time they need.
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