Concern has a proud and successful history of working with the Irish government towards our shared aim of tackling extreme poverty.
In 2017, we received a five-year development grant from Irish Aid. The grant funds emergency and development programmes in 17 of the 24 countries where we work: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. Irish Aid also supports two separate programmes run by Concern in Ireland: Active Citizenship and Public Engagement.
We previously received a separate five-year development grant of €100 million from Irish Aid in 2012. This funding supported the implementation of 29 programmes, which collectively improved the lives of 1.3 million people in 19 countries. You can see how those programmes measured up year-over-year from 2012 to 2016 with our interactive Irish Aid Map.