School fundraising

School fundraising

Fundraising is the lifeblood of our organisation and without the generous support from schools all around Ireland, we wouldn't be able to do the work that we do.

Getting your school involved in fundraising not only helps tackle problems such as hunger and malnutrition; it also offers students the chance to deepen their understanding of global humanitarian issues and the sustainable development goals and it helps to foster global citizenship.

Concern Fast

The Concern Fast is our biggest school fundraising campaign and is aimed primarily at secondary schools. Students can choose to do the Fast on the national day in November or choose a day that suits them best in the school year.

Now, students don’t even need to give up food to take part. Our new Flexi-Fast gives schools the chance to try something different. For example, you could do a social media blackout, sponsored silence, raffle or even a non-uniform day. See below for a resource on some additional Flexi-Fast ideas

I first heard about the fast from my history teacher, Miss FitzGerald and I immediately was interested in taking part!

Sarah Marnane - St Anne’s Secondary School Student, Tipperary
CBS Kilkenny raised over €3,000 for the Concern Fast in 2018 and were the winners of the Fast. Photo: Ruth Medjber/ Concern Worldwide.
CBS Kilkenny raised over €3,000 for the Concern Fast in 2018 and were the winners of the Fast. Photo: Ruth Medjber/ Concern Worldwide.
Holy Family Community school with Schools fundraising officer Noeleen Doyle. The school raised over €8000 for the Concern Fast in 2018. Photo: Ruth Medjber/ Concern Worldwide.
Holy Family Community school with Schools fundraising officer Noeleen Doyle. The school raised over €8000 for the Concern Fast in 2018. Photo: Ruth Medjber/ Concern Worldwide.

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Interested in taking part in the Concern school Fast?

Hunger Heroes

The Hunger Heroes programme consists of a series of lesson plans, case studies and classroom activities that have been uniquely tailored for senior primary school students (3rd to 6th class pupils) around the theme of Hunger.

The activities have been designed so that multi-class teachers and teachers of junior primary students will also be able to find activities suitable for their class. There will be a cross-curricular approach in the pack with activity suggestions covering everything from literacy and numeracy to drama and art. 

Use our Teacher’s Packs to learn more about Hunger, Nutrition, and Development and then take action by organising your very own Hunger Hero fundraiser!

Hunger Heroes was a fantastic way to engage my students in the complex links between food waste and climate change through fun lesson plans and activities!

Primary School Teacher
Primary school students and hunger heroes. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Primary school students and hunger heroes. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Nathan, David, Craig, Stephen and Jacob from Scoil na Mainistreach in Co. Kildare stepped up to become hunger heroes for Concern. Photo: Jason Clarke / Concern Worldwide.
Nathan, David, Craig, Stephen and Jacob from Scoil na Mainistreach in Co. Kildare became hunger heroes. Photo: Jason Clarke / Concern Worldwide.

Interested in becoming a Hunger Hero?

Interested in fundraising with your school

  • Take part in the Concern Fast

  • Organise your own fundraiser

  • Take part in the Hunger Heroes programme

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