The Vodafone Ireland Foundation (VIF) was established in 2003 to help support Irish charities to respond to the needs in Irish society. It is the first Foundation of its kind in Ireland. It is among 27 Vodafone Foundations around the world (http://www.vodafonefoundation.org) and is part of Vodafone’s commitment to be a responsible global citizen and member of society. To date the Vodafone Ireland Foundation has committed over €9m in funding to the sector.
The ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the national child protection charity. The ISPCC delivers innovative child-centred services in a number of locations throughout Ireland. Childline is Ireland’s only 24-hour listening service for children and young people. It is free, confidential and non-judgmental, providing support to children across Ireland.
In 2018, to help us give back to the communities that we live and work in, Vodafone partnered with 67 community organisations across Ireland, including ISPCC Childline and Young Social Innovators. Through these community links, our employees gave 1,100 volunteer hours and fundraised €171,979, in addition to company support of €637,296 in cash donations and €360,000 worth of in-kind donations.