We hosted a special presentation on 1 November in our offices on Barrow Street to celebrate the great causes that we support as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") programme.
We were joined by representatives from charities we support through our RISE Programme, which focuses on education for the disadvantaged in Ireland. We’re delighted to say that 2017 was a particularly active year!
Richard Woulfe, Partner in our Dispute Resolution team, introduced the CSR Showcase.
Susan Martins from Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland brought a friendly assistance dog, Ruby, along to the event and spoke about the difference Ruby has made to her autistic son’s life.
Brian Higgins, CEO of Pieta House, explained how the Engage and Educate fund grant they received has helped with their Resilience Academy. The €450,000 fund is a three year commitment between Mason Hayes & Curran, Social Innovation Fund Ireland and the Irish Government. Each year €150,000 in funding will be available to be shared between 4 or 5 successful applicants. Projects that focus on people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people with migrant status are encouraged to apply.
Conor Casey from Mercy Law Resource Centre spoke about the free compassionate and professional legal service the Centre provides to those already homeless or at risk of becoming so.
Vanessa Moss from the Royal Hibernian Academy's ("RHA") discussed the children’s art education programme, RHA Kids. The programme funds a special art education programme with the RHA and our three local schools in Ringsend and allows the RHA to set up children's art workshops, which are free of charge, as well as school collaborations.
We are also supporting Young Social Innovators and Rachel Collier, Co-founder & CEO, spoke about the project which enables young people to tackle difficult social issues, advocating reform and advancing change.
Ruth Hickey at ChildVision also attended the event and talked about the grant we support that enables ChildVision to set up a library for blind children, and the grant access to assistive tech products.
Apply Now for our 2018 Fund
We are now accepting submissions for our 2018 fund. To send your proposal through, please email mhcrise@MHC.ie
Engage & Educate Projects in Action
RHA children's art workshop
Brian Higgins, CEO at Pieta House, explaining how the Engage and Educate fund has helped with their Resilience Academy
Vanessa Moss discusses the RHA Kids Programme