On Friday 30th October, we were thrilled to attend the ESB ‘Energy for Generations’ Fund presentation, at their Network offices in Leopardstown – where we picked up a very generous €20,000 cheque.
On the day, other organisations awarded for their national projects included the:
- The Irish Men’s Sheds Association received funding for a series of local network wellbeing events for 6,000 ‘Shedders’ (Men’s Sheds members).
- Youth outreach movement Soar received funding to deliver workshops for young women in the areas of self-confidence, sexuality, media and body image.
Speaking at the presentation, Marguerite Sayers, Managing Director of ESB Networks, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the great work of fantastic community and voluntary organisations through ESB’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme and our Energy for Generations Fund. Today’s cheque presentation is an opportunity for us to recognise and applaud the work taking place in Dublin and at a national level.”
“Our employees choose the focus of our programme, and at today’s event, we are pleased to recognise the educational work of Suas and Soar and to support Irish Men’s Sheds’ work in the area of wellbeing. These three organisations are addressing critical local and national issues and ESB is proud to be able to ensure that they can continue to provide their much needed services to communities in Ireland.”
The money received will be used to fund our Literacy Support Programmes in DEIS schools. (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, the State’s main policy initiative to tackle educational disadvantage).