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Concern and Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Irish Government's overseas development programme, as funded by the Irish taxpayer. Concern and Irish Aid have a long-standing partnership focused on our common goals of tackling extreme poverty and reducing humanitarian need.

Irish Aid is one of Concern’s largest and most valued institutional donors. With the €31 million Irish Aid provided to our programmes in 2022, Concern supported over 2.9 million people.

In Ireland, Irish Aid also supports Concern to engage the Irish public through awareness-raising and development education. Through initiatives such as Project Us and the Concern Debates, we support members of the Irish public to become active Global Citizens and build an understanding of Ireland’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Current partnership with Irish Aid

In 2023, Concern and Irish Aid began a new partnership phase. This phase will reach over six million people in 21 countries and enhance Concern's efforts in health, livelihoods, education, gender, and emergency response. Check out the 'What We Do' section below to learn more about Concern's work in these areas.

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Partner with Concern

  • Concern has been supporting the world's most vulnerable communities for more than 55 years

  • We're committed to being transparent about how money is spent - 90.3% of your donation goes directly to our relief and development work

  • What we deliver collaboratively can improve employee engagement and meet aligned priorities and values

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