Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 25 July 2005 | News 24 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 electricity company sets up new foundation Ireland’s national electricity suppler ESB is to donate ‚€1 million a year into a new foundation which will support care for the homeless and suicide prevention programmes. The two areas chosen by the company will be funded under a new scheme known as the ESB Electric Aid Ireland Fund.The themes which will benefit from ESB Electric Aid were arrived at by way of a staff ballot and ESB chief executive Padraig McManus predicts that the ‚€1 million figure per year will grow. This new funding initiative partners ElectricAid, the social justice fund of ESB staff and pensioners which was set up in 1987 to contribute to the relief of poverty and emergencies in Ireland and abroad. Advertisement 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. This partnership means that ElectricAid will now mainly focus attention on long term sustainable improvement in disadvantaged communities overseas while ESB Electric Aid Ireland will devote specific funding to address targeted areas of disadvantage and need on the island of Ireland. Grants will be allocated on a quarterly basis, with most grants in the order of ‚€10,000, although there is provision for larger grants. The ESB website has details on how to apply or you can phone James Foley on 01 7027732.