From Fitzwilliam Street to East Africa!

Last evening (23.05.2017), the ElectricAid Committee met to consider the outstanding success of our “Leaving Fitzwilliam” online auction – €20,000 has been raised, with some more to come. These monies could go straight into our general funds, to be used for development projects through the year. However, consider the gravity of the developing food crisis…

“Leaving Fitzwilliam” Auction – a fantastic success!

  The great “Leaving Fitzwilliam” auction on behalf of ElectricAid has been a magnificent success. ESB generously donated a wonderful range of furniture, houseware and framed prints for online auction among the staff. With the enthusiastic co-operation of people from Facilities, ITS and ElectricAid, the auction proved a huge winner with ESB people, who engaged…

ElectricAid’s 2016 AGM

ElectricAid’s 2016 Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday April 25th, in the new surroundings of ESB’s new home at Gateway, East Wall Road, Dublin 3. There was an excellent turnout of “old reliables” and new attendees. The meeting started off with a sombre report from the field. Eoin Wrenn, Trócaire’s manager for East Africa…

“Leaving Fitzwilliam” Sale for ElectricAid

ESB’s departure (for 4 years) from its much-loved Head Office in Fitzwilliam Street is almost complete.  The last staff will be moving out soon, and the bulldozers will be in shortly after that. In the meantime, the company has very graciously donated a wealth of unrequired items – furniture, fittings, hundreds of framed prints, glassware,…

East Africa Crisis – ElectricAid responds.

ElectricAid’s funding of €5,000 each for Concern, Plan Ireland, Christian Aid and Trócaire was presented today (29.03.2017) outside ESB Fitzwilliam Street. All of these agencies are on the ground in various countries – your funds will be used well, and used immediately. The reason for the “photo-opp” was simple. Despite the scale of the food…

March for Life – 25 fantastic fundings in March.

ElectricAid funded a lower-than-usual number of projects in January – but demand bounced back with a vengeance for our March funding round. We evaluated 32 applications worth €351,000, well beyond our capacity to fund. We deferred some, rejected others, and trimmed many, and arrived at a package of 25 approved fundings, to a total value…