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Thank you to Sinead Price from Pieta House for participating in our Irish Giving Index Webinar

A massive thank you to Sinead Price, Co-Director of Fundraising at Pieta House, for joining our Irish Giving Index webinar on Tuesday 27th April. Sinead discussed how Pieta House use the Irish Giving Index to make strategic fundraising decisions and identify fundraising opportunities. They also use it as a tool to monitor their performance against the sector and then their own subsector. 

Pieta provides professional support to those who are having suicidal thoughts, with extended support to friends and family who have lost someone due to suicide. They provide a free 24/7 helpline, with accredited therapists to help anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts.  

Sinead explained how beneficial the Irish Giving Index is at identifying where opportunities currently are and using the data to build a case for securing board level sign-off of plans. 

During the Irish Giving Index webinar, 2into3 explained the breakdown of fundraising by subsector, organisational size and fundraised income for Q3 2020. The cost to raise €1 in Q3 2020 had fallen to an average of €0.19, with costs per each method of fundraising detailed. 

If you missed the webinar, you can view the recording. If you would like more information on the Irish Giving Index, please contact Dennis O’Connor.  

Sports Capital Grant applications 2021 analysis 2into3

Sports Capital Grant Applications 2021

Sports Capital Grant applications 2021 analysis 2into3

A year of lockdown has not dampened Sports Clubs’ Ambition

In December 2020, the eagerly awaited Sports Capital and Equipment Grant programme opened for applications with an estimated budget of €40million. This also coincided with increased restrictions and the cancellation of all organised sport. Speaking at the launch of the programme, The Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Jack Chambers, stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised how important sport is to our society…critical for our physical and mental wellbeing. The new programme will again prioritise applications from disadvantaged areas…which will increase participation, including female participation and disabled users and those which share facilities with other users.”

 

What was the impact of COVID-19 to grant applications? How did clubs and the wider community respond to the uncertainty?

The Sports Capital and Equipment Grant programme received a total of 3,106 applications which were split across local applications (2,976 to a value of €177,438,655) and regional applications (130 to a value of €22,793,727). The total amount sought in this round is €200,232,382, which represents a 32.5% increase (or approximately €38.4 million) on the 2018 applications, indicating a strong demand locally and regionally.  

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D, states, “It has been a tough year for many sports clubs, but the level of interest shows that clubs are determined to have improved facilities for their members when we emerge from the current Covid crisis.”

This optimism is evident through the level of interest in the Grants programme webinars offered by National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the Local Sports Partnerships, to assist in explaining the application process, some of which attracted attendance of over 300 clubs in one session. 

2into3- Sports Capital Grant Applications 2021

Source: Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, 2into3 analysis 

However, although there are an increase in the number of application and the amount sought, what was the overall picture when we look at the amount sought per capita, per county?

2into3- Sports Capital Grant Applications per capita 2018- 2020

If we look at Dublin, there is a 23% increase in number of grants submitted however they amount sought per capita has dropped by 7%, whereas in Cork, the number of applicants increased by 20% and this was matched by 20% increase in amount per capita sought.

In Louth, the number of applicants more than doubled (63% increase) however the increase per capita sought increased by only 23%. These figures would suggest that there were smaller amounts being sought by a larger group of applicants and there is a greater diversity in the applicant base.  

 As the programme is designed to increase participation in sport, it is important for us to look at what sports are applying for grants in 2021? There were 63 different sport type organisations who applied for funding and the top ten sports remain similar from 2018, however their ranking in the top 10 has altered slightly.   

2into3- Sports Capital Grant Applications Top 10 Sports by Application

 Source: Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, 2into3 analysis 

However, its important to look beyond the Top 10 and see what the breakdown of sporting interests are across the country and who is seeking to develop their facilities. A total of €19,735,089 was sought by the remaining 53 sport types, with the highest of those being equestrian sports which is seeking €2,008,229 but the range of amounts sought goes down to 7,253.82. The full range of applicants is testament to the sporting life of the country and how it continues to grow despite challenges.  

 Other Sports by % of total grants sought

2into3- Total Grants Sought Sports Grant Application

Source: Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, 2into3 analysis 

 

Applicant type 

This diversity in sport is reflected in the groups who are applying to the programme for finance. The type of applicant tells us about the involvement of the wider community in submitting applications and not just as a licensee but as a community wide initiative to increase participation in sport. Nationally 75.3% of applications received were from Sports Clubs and the remainder from a cross section of the nonprofit sector.  

2into3- Applicant Type by Subsector Sports Capital Grant Application

Source: Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, 2into3 analysis 

 

In conclusion 

There is no decline in the ambition of sports clubs to continue to grow and develop their facilities and they are looking to the future as to how they can meet the current and future needs of their members. The Department are currently processing both local and regional applications and there is yet no indication as to when the allocations will be announced. However, given the level of interest in the programme and club engagement there is a will for sports clubs to survive through these challenges and continue to grow post lockdown.  

 

Patricia Keenan - 2into3 Belfast office

Patricia Keenan is a Senior Consultant with 2into3 and leads Grant Services on behalf of the company. She has delivered numerous webinars assisting clubs in the Sports Capital Application process, as well as managing individual Capital Grant Applications for regional and local funding on behalf of clubs and NGBs.

For more information, contact Patricia.

Rachel Stevenson Cork Simon Community Irish Giving Index Fundraising Webinar 2into3 March 2021

Thank you – Rachel from Cork Simon

Thank you to Rachel Stevenson, Head of Fundraising from Cork Simon Community, who joined our Irish Giving Index webinar this week, as our guest speaker.

The topic was “How effective is your Fundraising?” and during the webinar, we shared some topline fundraising insights from the latest Irish Giving Index quarterly report.

Fundraising costs experienced a significant drop, from an average of €0.32 in Q2 2019 to €0.16 in Q2, 2020, cost to raise €1 (when comparing costs by quarter). *

The Q2 report also shows a 28% year-to-date increase in total fundraised income from 2019. This increase was seen across the International, Social Services and Health subsectors and remains consistent with findings of monthly year-on-year increases.

 

Irish Giving Index Fundraised income increase Q1 2020 2into3

Irish Giving Index Fundraised Income

 

Rachel explained how she used the Irish Giving Index in her day-to-day role:

  • Planning – It gives context to Irish fundraising landscape, how Cork Simon is performing when compared to other nonprofits of similar size and type. It identifies growth opportunities – what are others doing well and what can we learn from them. Targets can be set and measured accurately and without bias.
  • Case making – When the evidence indicates a change in direction is required, or in fact no change in strategic direction should be made, the Irish Giving Index, gives the facts to support the case being made. The senior management team can be confident knowing the facts presented, are well thought out and are evidence based, from an independent source. Are extra resources needed to achieve the achieve the growth potential and close the gap? The Index provides the evidence needed to support your case.
  • Operational – Benchmark our activities against other organisations. What activities have the best return on Investment? Which fundraising methods deliver.

 

Rachel Stevenson Cork Simon Community Irish Giving Index Fundraising Webinar 2into3 March 2021

Rachel Stevenson, Cork Simon

 

Subscribers fundraising data is confidential and is only shared at a cumulative level with other subscribers, so all individual organisations’ data is private and not shared with others. The service is not available to anyone outside of the sector and only fundraising Irish nonprofits can subscribe.

 

Thanks also to everyone who attended our webinar. If you missed it, here is the webinar recording.

More on Irish Giving Index

If you would like to speak to Dennis O’Connor  please call 086 8162278.

*Source: Q2 2020 Report, Irish Giving Index

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Irish Giving Index Report Finds Total Fundraised Income for First Half of 2020 up by 28% from 2019

Here are some interesting findings from the latest Irish Giving Index Report (Q2, 2020).

The report shows a 28% year-to-date increase in total fundraised income from 2019.

This increase was seen across the International, Social Services and Health subsectors and remains consistent with findings of monthly year-on-year increases.

Irish Giving Index Fundraised income increase Q1 2020 2into3

 

Another interesting finding for Quarter 2 2020 relates to Fundraising Costs:

Fundraising costs saw a substantial drop, from an average of €0.32 in Q2 2019 to €0.16 in Q2, 2020, cost to raise €1 (when comparing costs by quarter). Fundraising costs in Q1 had not seen this shock, which averaged at €0.31 in Q1, 2020 (Irish Giving Index, Q1 2020, Unpublished). 

Fundraising Costs Q2 2020 comparison Irish Giving Index 2into3

 

The above are snippets of the Irish Giving Index quarterly report Q2 2020. Subscribers to this report will receive many more insights and bespoke reports relevant for their organisation and fundraising strategy. See how your fundraising team can benefit from Irish Giving Index.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Irish Giving Index sees 49% Increase in Fundraising Income

Irish Giving Index reports a 49% Increase in Total Fundraising Income for May 2020This is an on-going positive monthly trend in 2020.

Monthly reports show that year-on-year changes in monthly fundraised income for 2020 remain positive despite the Covid shock to the fundraising landscape. Findings of the latest Irish Giving Index May 2020 Report exhibit how organisations have adapted and responded to changes in the fundraising landscape during the onset of the Covid pandemic. Trends on total fundraised income for the year-to-date resemble past trends, but total levels of fundraising are higher amongst participant organisations.  

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What drove May 2020’s Increase? 

In May 2020, Major Gifts saw a significant monthly year-on-year increase at 923% when compared with May of 2019. 87% of participants receiving income from Major Gifts in May 2020 noted an increase in this method of fundraising, showing that it has been a successful source of fundraised income this month both in terms of value and distribution of income amongst participant organisations.  

irish giving index fundraising income

The Irish Giving Index is the only nonprofit tool which tracks and analyses the Irish fundraising landscape and delivers verified insights straight to your inbox. It is a subscription-based service and is only circulated to subscriber organisations. Monthly reports help organisations track the latest changes in the performance of a variety of fundraising methods.  

If you are interested in finding out more about fundraising trends and the other benefits the Irish Giving Index can offer you and your team in planning and decision-making, please contact dennis@2into3.com  or call 086 816 2278. 

Sports Capital Grant Webinars

Helping clubs to prepare their Sports Capital Grant Applications

sports capital grants 2into3 webinar series around Ireland

Today is the closing date for the registration of your club’s intention to apply for a Sports Capital Grant. For those of you who have applied before you will understand how technical the application process can be.

2into3 have teamed up with a number of Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) and National Governing Bodies (NGB) offering their clubs a webinar about how to apply for a Sports Capital Grant. These sessions covered the applications process, how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes and how to maximise your club’s score, the higher the score the more likely the application will be successful. During the webinar, those clubs who had a particular problem or question had the opportunity to ask an expert on the process and how best they should proceed with their application.

In the past 4 weeks over 2,000 participants have attended their LSP’s or NGB’s webinar, where over 1,000 questions were answered live in the webinar.

 

Since 2014, we have secured approximately €1.3m in Sports Capital Funding for clubs around the country. Based on evidence, between 10%-20% of all applications will be invalid, meaning that the applications were completed incorrectly. Only the top 75% of valid applications will receive funding, which is based on a scoring system.

The Sport Capital Programme is open to all clubs to apply for funds, not only infrastructure work, but this round also funds non-personal sports equipment which can include protective wear, gym equipment, portable sports equipment, storage containers and much more. It’s important for sports clubs to make an application large or small as the programme does support new and growing sports across Ireland.

 

If you are a member of the following sporting bodies or partnerships, please contact your local representative for a copy of the presentation:

Hosts of Sports Capital Grants Webinars: LSP

Carlow Local Sports Partnership

Cavan Local Sports Partnership

Cork Local Sports Partnership

Kilkenny Recreation and Sport Partnership

Leitrim Local Sports Partnership

Longford Local Sports Partnership

Louth Local Sports Partnership

Meath Local Sports Partnership

Monaghan Sports Partnership

Offaly Sports Partnership

Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership

Waterford Local Sports Partnership

Wicklow Recreation and Sport Partnership

 

National Governing Bodies (NGBs)

American Football Ireland

Basketball Ireland

Canoeing Ireland

Cricket Ireland

Golf Ireland

Kickboxing Ireland

Munster GAA council

Triathlon Ireland

Club Force

 

Your application to register your interest in submitting a grant should be completed by 5pm today, on the OSCAR website (Online Sports Capital Register). This website is where clubs apply for funding and manage the drawdown of grants.

This round is the 2020 Programme of grants which opened for applications on Friday 11 December 2020 and will close on 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021.

 

Best of luck with your applications!!

Giving Ireland 2020

Giving Ireland Webinar Series

Don’t forget to check out your Giving Ireland subsector’s webinar.

So far we have had fantastic level of engagement.

We started the series with Social Services and Local Development & Housing sectors, on our panel we were joined by Nichola Mullen, Head of Fundraising of Society of St Vincent de Paul, Tony Ward, Finance Director of The Wheel and Hugh Brennan CEO of O’Cualann Housing Alliance.

We then turned our attention to Education & Research sector and joining our panel was Shana Cohen, Director with TASC and Eileen Punch, from Trinity Foundation

Health was the next sector in the spotlight, our speakers included Michael Nason, CEO of CUH Charity and Tony Ward, Finance Director of The Wheel.

Later in the week we looked at International Development. Joining our panel was Richard Dixon, Head of Public Affairs with Concern and Audrey Jones, Head of Fundraising, Médecins Sans Frontières.

Sport  & Recreation was our next target subsector, we were joined by guest speaker Rachel Fallon-Langdon, Executive Director with Irish Sailing Foundation.

Our webinar on Religion is taking place on Thursday 19th of Nov and we will be joined by Sharon Hearty, Communications & Development of The Sanctuary of St Patrick, Lough Derg and Eoin McBennett, Investment Manager with Quilter Cheviot.

The final webinar in this series of subsector analysis will be Arts, Culture & Media and our guest speaker will be Deborah Kelleher, Director with Royal Irish Academy of Music.

 

If you are interesting in joining any of the upcoming webinars or viewing any of the recordings of completed webinars please register on the Giving Ireland page.

Giving Ireland 2020

Growth in Giving Accelerates for the Irish Not-for-Profit Sector in 2018 – Giving Ireland 2020 Report

Giving Ireland 2020

Register for Giving Ireland 2020 Report launch 21st Oct 11am

 

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2into3 and Philanthropy Ireland warmly invite you to the launch of:

Giving Ireland 2020 – Analysis and Insights on Funding of the Not-For-Profit Sector in 2018

 

Kindly supported by Quilter Cheviot and BDO.

Joining our panel will be:

  • Deidre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, who will MC the event
  • Denise Charlton, CEO of Community Foundation
  • Jimmie Browne, President at Irish Academy of Engineering, Chairman at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI)
  • Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Details: Wed 21st Oct at 11am

This will be a virtual event, via a zoom webinar. Please register here.

Depending on your email spam filters, you may need to check your junk folder for the email with your zoom login details. All who register will receive a recording of the webinar event.

 

The report will examine the total fundraised income from philanthropic sources in 2018, changes from 2017, the fundraising performance of the sector, the fundraising mix in 2018, the cost of fundraising by method and international comparisons. At the launch event, commentary will include impact of Covid on fundraised income in past 6 months.

 

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact judith.power@2into3.com