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1 December, 2021

On 30th November we launched our 2021 report on Philanthropic and Charitable Giving in Ireland and our new online National Lottery Directory. The main findings were presented by MD Patricia Quinn and three panellists responded: Deirdre Mortell - CEO of Rethink Ireland, economist Jim O’Leary and Orla O’Neill - Executive Director of St. Stephen’s Green Trust.

See a recording of the launch event here or click here to download a copy of the presentation made by Patricia Quinn

The report provides an internationally-comparable framework for collecting, sharing and analysing data about charitable and philanthropic giving, and an analysis of personal and institutional giving giving drawing on primary and survey data by Benefacts and others over the last five years. The report shows that personal giving exceeds institutional giving more than 6:1, and documents average giving of €0.8bn per annum.

Download and read the full report here or contact us if you would like to receive a printed copy.

Benefacts National Lottery Database provides the first-ever public analysis of giving to "good causes" via the National Lottery, listing individual State grants to more than 2,000 nonprofits that are funded wholly or in part with National Lottery funds.

To view the National Lottery Directory go to (registration required).