Welcome to Great Britain
Registered Charity 327889
The Ireland Funds Great Britain raises money to make a real difference to those in need and to support Irish culture in Great Britain and also on the island of Ireland.
We identify, monitor, fund and mentor charities and non-profits that promote wellbeing, community and culture, including those that best support Irish communities. We work closely with our donors and sponsors to ensure that our support is channelled in an effective and economic manner. We are a chapter of The Ireland Funds. The mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world.
How we are helping
Since 2007, The Ireland Funds Great Britain has awarded over £1m to organisations throughout the UK.
How we raise funds
The IFGB does not receive or seek government funding; we rely on donations from private individuals, corporations and other non-statutory sources. We host fundraising events, prize draws and auctions. We are grateful to all our Corporate Partners who have given generously. Their contribution ensures that the maximum amount of your donation goes directly to the organisations we support, rather than on administration and fundraising costs
What do we do with the money we raise?
The IFGB invests significant time and resources in identifying, monitoring and mentoring charities and non-profits that promote wellbeing, community and culture across Great Britain, including those that best support Irish communities. Coupled with the corresponding work undertaken by The Ireland Funds in Ireland, we are uniquely placed to ensure that funds raised from our donors are channelled to deserving organisations which will help us meet our aims and which will maximise the benefit obtained from our fundraising. Grants are only distributed following a thorough assessment of all applications by our Grants Assessment Committee.
The Ireland Funds Great Britain Board
Eoin Bastible : Partner, Sera Global
Emily Bohill : Managing Partner, Bohill Partners
Evelyn Bourke : Non-executive director, Bank of Ireland and Marks & Spencer Group plc and former CEO, Bupa Group
Ruairi Conneely : Managing Director, Sunlight Project Finance Ltd
Brian Dickie : Senior Advisor, Investcorp
John Feeney : Managing Director, Head of European Corporate Finance at Mizuho
Emer Finnan : President (Europe), Kildare Partners
Rory Godson : Owner, Powerscourt, and Chairman, The Ireland Funds Great Britain
Garrett Hayes : Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
Conor Hillery : Co-Head of Investment Banking (EMEA), J.P Morgan
Seamus McGarry : Recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for services to the Irish Community in Britain
Rachel Naughton : Head of SME Banking, AIB
Sue O’Brien OBE : Executive Chairman, Ridgeway Partners
Declan Tiernan : Co-Head of Europe and Partner, Oak Hill Advisors
Bridget Walsh : EMEIA Tax Managing Partner, EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young)
Zachary Webb : Director – Catalyst, M&G Investments
Susan Whelan : Chief Executive, Leicester City Football Club and Senior Executive Vice President, King Power International