The Giving Ireland report 2021 launched on 20th October, indicates the Environment subsector saw an increase in fundraised income by 9%, and performed better than most other subsectors in 2018-2019.
Total Giving in Ireland was €1.78 billion, as a percentage of GDP (Gross Domestic Product), that equates to 0.5% GDP, for that period.
When compared to the UK, if the Irish nonprofit sector fulfilled its potential in attracting sources of philanthropic support to a similar level as the UK (their GDP rate is 0.84%), Irish overall Giving could increase to approx €2.99 billion. If we were to focus on the Environment subsector’s current fundraising trends relative to other subsectors, this represents approximately an additional €36 million in fundraised income for the Environment subsector alone. How can we close this gap?
We will look in more detail at the funding of the Environment subsector, its trends relative to other subsectors and discuss the impact of Covid (2019 is the last full year of pre-covid stats, so it’s the baseline for comparison when assessing Covid impact).
All who register for the webinar will receive a copy of the recording, following the webinar.