6 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish company support increased in 2012 A snapshot of charitable giving by companies in Ireland shows that there was a significant increase in in-kind donations and volunteering between 2011 and 2012. The information was captured by Business in the Community Ireland on an online interactive map entitled the “Business Impact Map” which gives a county by county breakdown of how much companies and employees supported their local community groups and charities in 2012. The statistics are from 46 of Ireland’s largest companies that are members of Business in the Community Ireland. National statistics show that almost €12 million was given in cash donations, €6 million was contributed through in kind donations and €3 million was raised through employee fundraising. Employees also volunteered over 139,000 hours to local groups and projects during the year. Advertisement Social issues that received the most support were health at €6.9 million, employment programmes at €3.5 million, community projects at €2.3 million and education programmes at €1.5 million. “In kind donations increased almost 100% on last year’s figures rising from €3.3 million to €6 million this year. This shows that companies are still keen to have an impact on society and on their local areas but are providing support in different ways and using their own skillset to provide pro bono work or other products and services free of charge to local groups and charities,” said Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland. In the county by county breakdown, counties which ranked the highest for overall funding outside of Dublin were Cork receiving €1.1 million, Mayo receiving €1.09 million, Kildare receiving €742,000 and Galway receiving €567,000. However for employee fundraising Kildare ranked the highest at €406,000 in total followed by Cork at €135,000 and Wexford at €121,000. Howard Lake | 31 May 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.