We are very pleased to share with our members, volunteers and supporters that we have been allocated €23,184 under the “RTÉ Does Comic Relief” fund.
RTÉ does Comic Relief was established in response to the fundraising crisis which non-profit organisations are experiencing as a result of the necessary COVID-19 restrictions. In Epilepsy Ireland’s case, we expect that our fundraised income will be halved this year; a reduction of almost €400,000.
The award of this grant is extremely welcome in what has been an incredibly difficult year for our organisation as we worked to continue vital supports for people with epilepsy and their families in this “new normal”. We are proud to have continued these supports across Ireland throughout the pandemic and we have adapted almost all of our services for online delivery.
The allocation under this fund will allow us the scope to improve our services in 2021 as we continue our work towards a society where no person’s life is limited by epilepsy.
We would like to thank everyone involved with RTÉ Does Comic Relief; the Community Foundation of Ireland; and of course, to everyone who donated to the Comic Relief fund.