Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes are a voluntary organisation who transport blood samples, covid samples, breast milk for premature babies, medical supplies, and bloods for terminally ill children throughout local hospitals in Monaghan, Louth, Cavan and Meath. Good Causes funding enabled this team to change one of their vehicles which had high mileage on it to a newer model. The impact on the community was immense as it enabled them to continue to save lives and answer their calls quicker.
With the support of Good Causes funding, the Irish Red Cross Clare purchased a new community support vehicle which provides free transport to the people of Clare for medical appointments, travelling from all corners of Clare to hospitals all over Ireland. More recently, the Irish Red Cross Clare have also been supporting the Clare Immigrant Support Centre with Ukrainian Refugees.
St Francis Hospice provide specialist palliative services to nearly 700,000 people who live in North Dublin and the surrounding counties. Good Causes funding allowed St Francis Hospice to re-develop an existing adjacent room to the Community Palliative Care (CPC) services into a safe and modern medication / dressing treatment room.
The Melting Pot provide support to people who are marginalised and experiencing social exclusion within the community by offering them an opportunity to volunteer, access work experience or a respectful place to relax within the Melting Pot café, charity shop and community space. Thanks to Good Causes funding received through the HSE National Lottery scheme, they were able to set up a Meals on Wheels Service in Roscommon town and the surrounding catchment area. The service supports people to live as independently as possible and ensures their customers receive nutritious meals.
Fáilte Isteach, a national programme of Third Age Foundation, is a community project that supports integration by welcoming migrants through free conversational English classes. With the support of Good Causes funding, the project provided 144 classes in 105 communities in every county and most recently, Fáilte Isteach is responding to the needs of the refugees arriving from Ukraine.