Organising Your Own Event
There are so many ways to get involved with our work and support for Focus Ireland. Fundraising is vital for Focus Ireland to continue its work.
If you want to support our work, gather your friends, neighbours, family, colleagues and community and hold a fun event in aid of Focus Ireland.
1. Choose Your Event
Something that is easy, achievable and that others will support.
Check out our Fundraising Ideas and decide what would appeal most to the people you know.
Rule No. 1: You should be able to name at least 50% of people who you know will take part in/attend the event before you start. Remember, advertising does not sell tickets, even a great idea does not sell tickets. Only people sell tickets.
2. Register Your Event with Focus Ireland
Get in touch with us and let us know you are holding a fundraiser. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 888 5900 and we will send you a fundraising form and support your fundraiser with advice and marketing materials.
3. Organise Your Own Event
Get help from friends, family, colleagues or your local community. Draw up a budget and goals for the event, set yourself a fundraising target and figure out what your event is, who it is for and how people can support your event.
If you are selling tickets, figure out the number of tickets to be sold or for a raffle, the number of raffle prizes to be obtained, and the price of each for you to reach your fundraising target.
Make a checklist of everything you need and ensure you have all legal insurance and permits covered (if applicable). If it is a larger event, draw up a plan of action with action items, a deadline for each action, and a person assigned to each action.
Are there other ways you can raise income, e.g. by adding a raffle or auction, or by asking companies or friends to provide cash sponsorship?
4. Promote Your Event
After you have begun to organise your event and confirmed the details, you can start promoting the event.
Use social media, posters, flyers, emails, local media and word of mouth to promote your event.
Whether you are selling tickets, getting sponsorship, holding a raffle or shaking buckets be sure you have people who will contribute to your event.
6. Run Your Event & Be Proud!
Plan the event in as much detail as you can, will you need help to collect prizes, sell raffle tickets, make a speech etc? Will you need people to help clean up? Get help from friends, family and colleagues if you need. This means that things will run smoothly on the night!
And most importantly enjoy your event and be proud! You have helped those experiencing homelessness in Ireland.
7. After The Event
Sending your donation to Focus Ireland:
You can make your donation directly to our website here:
Simply donate the total funds you raised and be sure to select ‘Monies raised for Focus Ireland’ in the how heard section on the donation page.
You can make the donation directly to our bank account using the details below. Be sure to add your name/details when transferring donations.
Bank: Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2
Acc Name: Focus Ireland CLG
Acc No: 15834518
Sort Code: 90-00-17
REF: Your Name/Name of Organisation + name of event
You can send in your donation to our office at the address below. Please be sure to make all cheques payable to ‘Focus Ireland’.
Focus Ireland, 9-12 High Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8
Don’t forget to thank everyone who helped you and supported your event. A phone call is nice or even better a personal note, if possible.