Fundraising & Retail

Fundraising, Grant & Retail Income in 2020

At the start of the pandemic, we revised our fundraising and earned income budget for the year, anticipating a fall in fundraising revenue of 25%. Thanks to Stability grant funding from the State and corporate and public support however, the financial impact of the pandemic in 2020 was not as severe as expected. In 2020, revenue generated from fundraising, grants and retail Income was €1.4m.

Fundraising Activities in 2020

Thank You!

Through your generosity and support, COPE Galway was able to raise in excess of €864,000 towards the delivery of our services. As well as contributing to the running cost of the organisation, fundraising income finances initiatives and projects designed to make a difference in the lives of our clients. Thank you for the trust you placed in COPE Galway and for the impact you make possible.

COPE Galway is a member of Charities Institute Ireland and is compliant with The Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public. We welcome your feedback on our performance and can be contacted about this via phone (091 778750) or email (fundraising@copegalway.ie).

Christmas Day Swim

We adapted our annual Christmas Day Swim event to a 10-day ‘Swim where you are’ campaign, which resulted in increased swim fundraising income and participation from Galway people based all over the world.

Business Sleep Out 

The Business Leader’s Sleep Out is COPE Galway’s flagship fundraising event, and each year since the event began in 2012, Galway business and community leaders have slept out to raise awareness and funds for COPE Galway’s homeless services. On 4th December the 9th annual COPE Galway sleep out took place with Covid-19 safety measures in place and 28 business leaders slept out either on Shop Street, or in the grounds of their own premises. €131,000 was raised from the 2020 event, bringing the total raised over the past 9 years to a remarkable €1 million.

Business Sleep Out 

 Since 2012, Galway business and community leaders have slept out to raise awareness and funds for COPE Galway’s homeless services and on 4th December, the 9th annual COPE Galway sleep out took place with Covid-19 safety measures in place. 28 business leaders slept out on Shop Street or in the grounds of their own premises and raised €131,000 – helping COPE Galway to continue supporting families and individuals in Galway who are homeless. We are most appreciative of their commitment to the Business Sleep Out event and for their continued support throughout the year.

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