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Royal London launches Changemakers Programme for Irish Social Enterprises

Members News - Community - Apr 29, 2022

Royal London Ireland has recently joined the Business in the Community Ireland network to strengthen its social impact across the country, where the company has a 150 strong workforce. By working together, Royal London and Business in the Community Ireland will help engage colleagues and deepen Royal London’s two purpose impact areas: building financial resilience


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Dementia – Understand Together and Boots Ireland

Members News - Community - Mar 29, 2022

Boots Ireland joined the Dementia – Understand Together campaign on its launch in October 2016.  Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign aimed at inspiring people from all sections of society to stand together with the 500,000 Irish people whose families have been affected by dementia. There are currently over 64,000 people


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Response to the war in Ukraine

BITCI News - Community - Mar 09, 2022

In light of the ongoing war in Ukraine we have put together a list of organisations doing work in this humanitarian crisis and accepting donations from individuals and businesses alike. UNICEF   UNICEF is working across Ukraine to scale up life-saving programmes for children. This includes trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas; prepositioning health, hygiene and emergency education supplies


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Aldi supports Barnardos research on child food poverty

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

New research launched by national children’s charity Barnardos and leading grocery retailer Aldi Ireland , found that a quarter of Leinster parents often worry about not being able to provide food for their children and nearly three in 10 people in Ireland have witnessed child food poverty first-hand. The research comes as Barnardos hosted a forum on child


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Lidl eases period poverty in Ireland, providing 80,000 free products

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

 Three in four people in Ireland believe period products should be free for those who need them 18–24-year-olds in Ireland spending over €200 per annum on period products 65,000 free products redeemed through Lidl Plus App in 7 months   Lidl marked its ongoing commitment to battling Period Poverty, by co-hosting an event entitled: Combatting Period


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Technological University Dublin announces three year partnership with Workday to foster next generation of tech innovators

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)  announced a three year partnership with Workday  (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for  finance  and  human resources , to foster the next generation of tech innovators. From hands-on coding workshops for local primary schools, to third level breakthrough research, the partnership will provide early talent with the foundational skills and know-how


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Fujitsu strategic community investment with St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

In August 2021, Fujitsu launched the Fujitsu Strategic Community Investment Fund globally inviting employees worldwide to put forward social causes that support the UN Sustainable Development goals. Fujitsu employees from across the globe applied to this fund, and St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown was selected as one of the recipients to benefit from this investment. As a


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Tesco to pilot Stronger Starts programme for school children and their families nationwide

Members News - Community - Jan 27, 2022

Tesco has announced a new pilot programme that will provide thousands of meals to feed children and families experiencing food insecurity in Ireland. The pilot programme, Stronger Starts, is in partnership with the Good Grub Initiative, an Irish not-for-profit that distributes food for families through the DEIS school network. Through the Stronger Starts pilot programme,


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Allianz Insurance Takes a Stance on Domestic Abuse Through New Partnership with Women’s Aid to Break the Silence

Members News - Community - Jan 26, 2022

Allianz Insurance is supporting the world’s strongest women by breaking the silence on domestic abuse in Ireland with the launch of a new three-year partnership with Women’s Aid.  The partnership, announced today, will support Women’s Aid in tackling the issue of domestic abuse and support those women who are living through domestic abuse in Ireland.


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PM Group and Kirby Group help with the supply of an oxygen generator for KC General Hospital, Bangalore

Members News - Community - Dec 08, 2021

PM Group and Kirby Group are delighted that the HSE’s donation of an oxygen generator from University College Hospital Galway (UCHG), Ireland is now operational at KC General Hospital in Bangalore, India. Kirby Group and PM Group worked together to organise the removal of the generator from UCHG and its transport to India.  PM Group’s team in Bangalore


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Bank of Ireland Learning Exchange

Members News - Community - Dec 08, 2021

  2021 has been another highly successful year for Learning Exchange – Bank of Ireland’s Learning & Development initiative for the Irish non-profit sector. Learning Exchange is now well established as one of the flagship CSR initiatives in Ireland, and Bank of Ireland have been organising it in conjunction with Business in the Community Ireland


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EI Electronics wins business excellence resilience award

Members News - Community - Dec 08, 2021

The winners of Clare Business Excellence & Resilience Awards 2021 were revealed at a gala ceremony held at Glór Theatre, Ennis recently. Ei Electronics was delighted to win the Business Supporting Community Award, sponsored by Essilor.  The awards were hosted and organised by Ennis Chamber. Clare County Council were on board again this year as the event’s main sponsor


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National Council of the Blind of Ireland and Fujitsu Ireland, an impactful partnership

Members News - Community - Dec 03, 2021

In March 2017, Fujitsu Ireland proudly began a three-year partnership with the National Council of the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) . NCBI is Ireland’s leading sight loss charity, celebrating 90 years of serving approximately 55,000 people living with sight loss. The charity provide supports which enable their service users to live independent and fulfilling lives. The partnership focused on four key areas; Advocacy, Fundraising,


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BITCI Member Companies are supporting UNICEF’s campaign for Global Vaccine Equity

Community - Sep 01, 2021

  As developed nations race to vaccinate their populations and re-open their economies, there have been growing calls across the world for vaccine equity . BITCI member companies have been supporting UNICEF’s ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ campaign  and are now joining UNICEF’s vaccine alliance to drive the biggest vaccination campaign the world has even seen and so put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of its partners – including the Irish Business world – UNICEF is


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Dublin Bus helps community and voluntary groups across the capital to make a difference in their local areas

Community - Jul 27, 2021

Earlier in the summer, Dublin Bus announced the winners of the 2020 Community Spirit Awards. 65 voluntary and community groups operating around the Capital and Greater Dublin Area received the wonderful, uplifting news that they were awarded a grant of €1,000, €2,000 or €5,000. Since 2004, the Community Spirit Awards has provided much-need funds for


Business in the Community Ireland

10 years growing together: a Partnership Giving STEM Insights to Students

Community - Jun 30, 2021

In 2011, Fujitsu Ireland and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, came together as part of Business in the Community Ireland’s (BITCI) Schools’ Business Partnership Programme. Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI, recalls the foundations of the relationship; “I remember like it was yesterday meeting former CEO Regina Moran back in the summer of 2011


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Kirby and PM Group team up to provide critical support to the HSE with India donation

Members News - Community - Jun 29, 2021

Kirby and PM Group are delighted to support the HSE’s recent donation of an oxygen generator from University College Hospital Galway (UCHG) to the Indian Health Service. After 14 long months, the fight against COVID-19 in Ireland is finally entering a more favourable stage with the successful rollout of a vaccination programme following on from


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Aldi provides customers with five ways to make supermarket shopping more sustainable

Members News - Community - Apr 27, 2021

  In the lead up to Earth Day 2021, Aldi shared five insider tips to help people shop more sustainably. From finding ways to reduce the need for plastic packaging, to minimising food waste and supporting Irish suppliers, there’s plenty of smalls steps that can help to make your shop more sustainable. John Curtin, Group


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Lidl Ireland to Combat Period Poverty by Offering Free Period Products in Stores Nationwide in Partnership with Homeless Period Ireland

Members News - Community - Apr 27, 2021

Lidl Ireland is set to become the first major retailer in the world to offer free period products in stores nationwide to women and girls across the country affected by period poverty in partnership with Homeless Period Ireland and The Simon Communities of Ireland. The new initiative will see the retailer offer a dedicated coupon


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Permanent tsb names Community Fund Partners for 2021

Members News - Community - Apr 22, 2021

Permanent tsb has named the 6 community groups and charities that have been selected by a nationwide public vote to share in approx. €300,000 from the Permanent TSB Community Fund. The selection process involved a record 150,000 votes from permanent tsb customers and the wider public – over 7 times the 20,000 votes recorded last


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Gas Networks Ireland and BITCI help schools to tell their story

Members News - Community - Mar 18, 2021

Teachers and principals from schools in Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Kildare and Mayo recently went back to the classroom to learn about PR and Marketing. The initiative was part of Business in The Community Ireland’s (BITCI) “Management Excellence for Principals and Teachers” programme and was delivered by employees from member company, Gas Networks Ireland. The schools


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Gas Networks Ireland Exceeds Social Sustainability Goals

Members News - Community - Mar 18, 2021

Gas Networks Ireland has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Community Support Award for exceptional customer service and support to communities as part of the 2021 CCA Excellence Awards after the semi-state organisation exceeded its Corporate Social Responsibility goals throughout 2020. Gas Networks Ireland and its staff contributed over €250,000 to more than 30 charities in


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ALG enters new educational partnership with jumpAgrade

Members News - Community - Feb 25, 2021

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has entered into partnership with jumpAgrade, the online grinds platform, to support six students at Marino College who are preparing for the Leaving Certificate for the 2020/2021 academic year. jumpAgrade provides online tutoring to second-level students regardless of location, ability or socio-economic background. The partnership with jumpAgrade is part of ALG’s ongoing


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Intel Ireland employees volunteer more than 178,000 hours in 2020

Members News - Community - Feb 18, 2021

2020 is a year that will be remembered for its challenges. Right across the world, people adjusted to the significant changes brought about the Covid-19 Pandemic and learned to live and work in much adjusted ways. Intel Ireland has a long and proud tradition of volunteering. This tradition is underpinned by the Intel Involved programme,


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Covid Alliance nominated for Engineering Excellence Award

Members News - Community - Feb 04, 2021

The Covid Alliance has been nominated at the 2020 Engineers Ireland Engineering Excellence Awards. Earlier this year, Mercury team members took part in this fantastic initiative comprising over 50 project partners from the Irish engineering and manufacturing sectors. Established in March 2020 in response to the looming Covid-19 crisis, the Covid Alliance came together to


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KPMG supports the Gift a Book campaign, providing 6,000 books to children in need

Members News - Community - Jan 21, 2021

In December, KPMG, Children’s Books Ireland and the Arts Council gifted 6,000 books to children in need. Books bring joy and provide comfort during tough times and every child has the right to experience the joy of reading, regardless of their circumstance. It has been a difficult year for so many and books remain a


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Aldi donates over €77,500 to 155 local charities in 2020

Members News - Community - Jan 21, 2021

Over €77,500 has been donated to 155 local charities nationwide as part of Aldi’s Community Grants programme.  The programme helps fund charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities.  Each local charity is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about. A


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Virgin Media and Young Social Innovators join forces to transform lives

Members News - Community - Dec 10, 2020

Virgin Media and Young Social Innovators have joined forces to find young Digital Innovators in a new award category of the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards which will take place in 2021. The move forms part of Virgin Media’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility programmes where Virgin Media already partners with Young Social Innovators


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Deloitte’s Impact Week goes virtual for 2020

Members News - Community - Nov 30, 2020

Impact Day is Deloitte’s flagship volunteering day in September each year, supporting many charities around the country. Due to COVID 19, and a change in strategy, the Deloitte team had to quickly reimagine the approach for 2020. As Claire Bergin – Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager at Deloitte – put it: “This year we wanted to


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559 individuals take on Eir Challenge in support of Special Olympics Young Athlete Programme

BITCI News - Community - Sep 23, 2020

Eir and Special Olympics Ireland (SOI) have worked together since 1985, making this the longest sustained corporate charity partnership in Ireland. Employee engagement is the major reason that the relationship is as strong now as it was 35 years ago. Seven years ago eir employees created a fundraising event for their charity partner, the purpose