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The impact you make

We could not do our work without the support and the generosity of the public. SVP have seen how one small thing can tip a family into a cycle of poverty and crisis. But the opposite is also a true.

A little bit of help at the right time can have a positive impact and change everything for someone in need. Donate to SVP and be there just when a family needs it. You can stop a someone from falling into that cycle. You can save them from a life of poverty.

Society Income

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul receives income from three main sources: donations from the public, sales from our community charity shop network and Government grants for Special Works (i.e. resource centres). The core work of the Society, home visitation and direct assistance is funded almost entirely from public donations.

In 2021, fundraised income for SVP totalled €45.5 million due to the continued generosity of the Irish public.

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7K+
Request for assistance with education bursary grants in 2021
70K+
Calls related to food poverty in 2021
63K
Request for assistance during the winter months in 2021
191K
Request for assistance in 2021

Current fundraisers

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Liberty Island New York & Alcatraz to San Francisco Bay swim challenges for Joan Fennelly

€0 raised
of €5000 goal
198 days left
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SVP Step Challenge

€25.00 raised
of €1000 goal
14 days left
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'The Progression Sessions' album launch

€100.00 raised
of €2000 goal
674 days left
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SVP Guardian Angels Conference Online Fundraiser

€5.00 raised
of €10000 goal
33 days left
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Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock

€400.00 raised
of €10000 goal
532 days left
SVP Services - Your Impact
The services we provide

Visiting people in their homes

Visitation is the core work of the Society. We also provide many other essential services including:

  • Management of 861 social housing units.
  • Operating 15 day care centres.
  • Operating over 220 Vincent's charity shops.
  • Providing breakfast, homework and revision clubs nationwide.

The growing need

The number of calls for assistance from people in need increases year on year. In 2021 we received over 191,000 requests for assistance. Without your support, much of what we do would be impossible. We rely primarily on the generosity of the people of Ireland to carry out much of what we do.

Where your money goes

Donations make a significant difference for those who need it most across Ireland. Your contributions are vital, and we deeply appreciate your support.

Here's our commitment to you:

  1. We strive to keep administration costs at just 10% of our total expenditure.
  2. The National Management Council (Board) of St Vincent de Paul is comprised of volunteers who do not receive payment from the Society.
  3. Donations made locally are spent locally, ensuring that your generosity directly benefits your community.
  4. For every €1 donated, 90c is used to directly support individuals and families in need, while only 10c is allocated to fundraising and administration.

Your support enables us to continue our mission of helping those in need throughout Ireland. Thank you for making a difference.

Your impact funds

90%

Is spent directly supporting individuals and families in need

10%

Is spent on generating funds and administration
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