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Our Funders

We are extremely grateful for the financial support which enables us to carry out our work.

The funding Trócaire receives comes from a variety of sources, chiefly fundraising from the Irish public, governments and institutions, and trusted organisations within our established networks.

Trócaire accepts funding from donors whose objectives, mission and values are aligned with our own. In accordance with our core value of accountability, we strive to be accountable, transparent and effective at all times about how we use these resources.

Our principal institutional donors:

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Irish Aid

Trócaire and Irish Aid work together to eradicate poverty and inequality in the developing world. In 2012, Trócaire and Irish Aid entered into a new four-year strategic funding relationship. 

Read more about the Trócaire work Irish Aid supports

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UK Aid

Run by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. 

Visit DFID’s website

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European Union / European Commission

Trócaire receives funding from the European Union (EU) through a number of different funding sources, including the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), Development and Cooperation Instrument (DCI) and the European Development Fund (EDF), administered by the European Commission and the EU Delegations and ECHO Offices in the field. Trócaire's funding relationship with the EU dates back to 1979 with funding two projects in Latin America. Since that time, EU funding has enabled Trócaire to carry out development and humanitarian work in many countries including: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and Honduras. 

European Commission websites:

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Big Lottery Fund (BIG)

BIG awards resources to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes. BIG is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the UK Cabinet Office. 

Visit the Big Lottery Fund website

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty. 

Visit the Comic Relief website

Australia Aid logoTrócaire and the Australian Government work together to eradicate poverty and inequality. Our funding relationship began in 2014 and currently includes support for Trócaire’s gender equality programme in Pakistan and our livelihoods programme in Sierra Leone.

Find out more about the Australia Aid programme

Electric Ireland


ElectricAid is a development funding agency lead by Electric Ireland staff. It funds projects worldwide and in Ireland. ElectricAid has been working closely with Trócaire since 2005 supporting projects that provide long-term  sustainable improvement on basic infrastructure, education, energy, microfinance or food security, Trócaire  is proud to hold a special partner status with ElectricAid. 

Visit the ElectricAid website


Trócaire is also grateful for the generous support of the following organisations in fulfilling our mission:

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