Corporate Support

ELI thanks our generous supporters who have made a huge difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Dublin’s Docklands and beyond. 

You can watch our recent Innovative Virtual Engagement event here to hear how our teams working on the frontline with children, families and young people have been successfully delivering our educational programmes online:

In November 2020 we hosted our first ever Virtual Breakfast Event for corporate supporters. The 30 minute video below presents ELI's work since the COVID-19 Pandemic and features a first hand account from Jilyn McLoughlin, Home Visitor, who has been working on the frontline with vulnerable families throughout 2020. Watch here:

If you are interested in attending future supporter webinars please contact Mary Anne Stokes to include your name on the invite list. 

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Donate or Pledge 

Long-term success for ELI needs committed partnerships. Once off contributions only touch the surface but pledged commitments over a number of years can really make a difference. Our programmes support children and families all the way from ‘cradle to college’ and your financial commitment can accompany parts of this journey too. 

Have you considered gifts in kind? 

It is completely understandable that you may not be in a position to give a monetary donation or to volunteer but to run our programmes we are always looking for ways to save costs.  

You can support the Early Learning Initiative by donating children's books, vouchers, advertising, signage etc. 

Payroll Giving

Many companies facilitate payroll giving for their staff. It is a simple, effective way for employees to give to charity and allows companies to expand their Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Payroll Giving allows ELI to forward plan, and explore new and innovative programmes as well as adapt existing programmes to meet the needs of the community. Tax Relief from Donations If your company makes a donation of €250 or more to ELI, your company can claim a deduction for the donation as if it were a trading expense. If you are a PAYE taxpayer and you donate more than €250 in a calendar year the Early Learning Initiative can reclaim the tax from your donation making it even more valuable.

Corporate Recognition 

Corporate, government and individual support is fundamental to our success. We wish to thank all of our socially minded corporate, government and individual supporters. As part of a corporate partnership with ELI we can offer you the following:

  • a variety of volunteering opportunities for staff both online and face-to-face
  • regular reports and updates on how your support is helping disadvantaged children, young people and families
  • invitations to our annual Business Breakfasts and online events
  • media and PR support for both your internal and external communications
  • recognition on NCI’s website, ELI’s social media and communications 

For more information please contact 

Mary Anne Stokes
Development & Volunteering Officer
Email: maryanne.stokes@ncirl.ie 
Phone: (086) 4666438