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Charity of the Year

Corporate partnerships provide an invaluable contribution to the work of Peter McVerry Trust. It’s with the support of companies, such as yours, that we can continue our work providing vital housing, homeless, prevention and support services to those on the margins of our society. Help us to provide essential goods or services to those moving into a new home, or volunteer your time or skills at one of our services. Engage your employees around the issue of homelessness by holding a team building day or fundraising event. Partner with us for the long term and understand in a real way how your support is making a difference to those experiencing homelessness.

“Brandtone is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Peter McVerry Trust as part of our CSR commitments for 2016. Being part of such a worthwhile initiative will give us an opportunity to support a cause that is close to our hearts and offer our team the chance to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it most. “

Colin Staunton, Marketing Manager, Brandtone

2016 Charity Partnership – JUST EAT

Peter McVerry Trust was the official charity partner of JUST EAT for 2016, and the online food order and delivery service supported the charity through:

  • A financial commitment during 2016 that supported Peter McVerry’s Trust’s work and the Housing First Initiative.
  • By driving awareness of the work of Peter McVerry Trust and the Housing First initiative through a variety of online and offline communication channels throughout the year.

JUST EAT formally announced its partnership with Peter McVerry Trust at the launch of its Electric Picnic sponsorship on 27th July, 2016. At Electric Picnic in that year, JUST EAT used its prominent presence at the festival, through the JUST EAT Retreat at Electric Picnic, to help drive awareness of the issue of homelessness. JUST EAT tapped into the generosity of festival goers by asking for a voluntary contribution for the food on offer at the JUST EAT Retreat and all funds raised went to Peter McVerry Trust.

No Repro fee 26-7-2016 Picture shows the Strypes,from left Ross Farrelly ; Evan Walsh; Amanda Roche Kelly,Managing Director Ireland ,Just Eat ; Pete O’Hanlon,The Strypes; Fr Peter McVerry; and Josh McClorey ; who along with other Top Irish music acts, Le Galaxie and Katie Laffan helped launch JUST EAT’s Electric Picnic sponsorship for 2016 and their partnership with Peter McVerry Trust. JUST EAT will this year bring the hugely popular #JustEatRetreat to Electric Picnic for the third year, offering festival-goers a destination where they can relax, order food and drink to be delivered by the JUST EAT Waiters and enjoy some luxurious pampering from a range of services including a nail bar, tanning tattoo artists and a barbers. Ensuring the festival experience is as convenient as possible, JUST EAT will this year introduce the JUST EAT Picnic Porters, a concierge service to help festival-goers deliver their kit easily from the carpark to the festival entrance. Also on the menu this year is a series of “Tent Talks” at the JUST EAT Retreat, which will deliver 10 minute inspirational talks from a diverse range of contributors. JUST EAT is also using its prominent presence at the festival to help drive awareness of the issue of homelessness. Working with its charity partner, Peter McVerry Trust, one of the ‘Tent Talks’ will focus on this growing social issue. Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

JUST EAT dedicated a speaking slot to a representative from Peter McVerry Trust at Electric Picnic to discuss the issue of youth homelessness and the work of the charity in addition to using JUST EAT’s far-reaching social media channels to spread the message. JUST EAT also supported the work of Peter McVerry Trust beyond Electric Picnic by sponsoring a number of events at the charity’s Youth Café.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Peter McVerry Trust and supporting them to highlight the important work that they do. Our partnership is officially commencing at this year’s Electric Picnic Festival at the JUST EAT Retreat. We’re looking forward to working with the team at Peter McVerry Trust to specifically drive awareness of the Housing First initiative through a variety of online and offline communication channels throughout the year.”

Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director of JUST EAT Ireland

2015 Charity Partnership – Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Peter McVerry Trust was delighted to have been chosen as Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s charity partner for 2015. This partnership saw Peter McVerry Trust engage with members of the chamber throughout the year. Companies and their employees took part in a wide range of Peter McVerry Trust fundraising events during 2015. The Chamber also organised fundraisers to benefit the work of Peter McVerry Trust including a cycle from San Sebastian to Barcelona as well as donating funds from the annual gala dinner and Christmas lunch to Peter McVerry Trust.

Dublin Chamber of Commerce Picture Conor McCabe Photography
Funds raised by Dublin Chamber of Commerce supported Peter McVerry Trust’s work to provide safe and supportive spaces to people sleeping rough in the City, and increase capacity of the charity’s Housing First approach.

2014 Charity Partnership – Saint Gobain Ireland

“We were delighted to be able to assist the Peter McVerry Trust on this project, given the deepening crisis in social housing in Ireland. This project will give 6 people homes and we hope that their new home brings them security and pride. Part of our corporate and social responsibility is to support our local communities, and supporting a building project for the Peter McVerry Trust is a great match in that regard.”

Brian Dolan, Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland

Peter McVerry Trust began working with Saint Gobain Ireland in 2014. The partnership focused on the renovation of a block of 6 ex local authority flats in Dublin 8. Saint-Gobain Ireland secured funding of €100,000 to help Peter McVerry Trust renovate these units and make them available to people in homeless services.

Check out Moving On, a short film capturing the impact that the Saint Gobain Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust project had on the lives of two younger people experiencing homelessness who were finally able to move on to their own homes.

Why choose us as your charity partner?

Why choose PMVT as your charity partner
If your company would like to explore involvement in a corporate social responsibility endeavour, please complete this quick corporate partnerships contact form. For further information on corporate partnerships, please contact our fundraising office on 01 823 0776 or email fundraising@pmvtrust.ie.