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The Version 1 Community Trust is an initiative which supports the transformation of the local and global communities in which we live and work. Grants are given out to 10 or more worthy causes four times a year ranging in value of €5,000-€500.

 

Each quarter, Version 1 employees submit video entries detailing the community causes which matter to them. We then open the entries to a public vote which determines which causes receive the grants available. The voting takes place on our Facebook site and are open to the public in the last month of the quarter.

 

Please see the following link to our Facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/Version1Group

Previous Community Trust Grant Winners
  • Solving Kids Cancer

    Date: September 2015
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We helped send a number of parents of kids with neuroblastoma to a conference run by Solving Kids Cancer
    Submitted By: Chris Colohan
  • Solving Kids Cancer

    Date: September 2015
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We helped send a number of parents of kids with neuroblastoma to a conference run by Solving Kids Cancer
    Submitted By: Chris Colohan
  • Debra Ireland

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €3,500
    The Cause: DEBRA Ireland provides support services to patients and families living with the debilitating skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB). We funded the cost of a home care nurse for 1 month.
    Submitted By: Dave Heffernan
  • Debra Ireland

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €3,500
    The Cause: DEBRA Ireland provides support services to patients and families living with the debilitating skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB). We funded the cost of a home care nurse for 1 month.
    Submitted By: Dave Heffernan
  • Solas Autism Unit

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €3,500
    The Cause: We provided funding for full assessments of 3 of the boys in the school with Speech and Language Therapists and 6 of the boys in the school to be assessed by Occupational Therapists. The remainder of the grant funded a 3 month intensive programme in both speech & language and occupational therapy.
    Submitted By: Eamon Wynne
  • Solas Autism Unit

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €3,500
    The Cause: We provided funding for full assessments of 3 of the boys in the school with Speech and Language Therapists and 6 of the boys in the school to be assessed by Occupational Therapists. The remainder of the grant funded a 3 month intensive programme in both speech & language and occupational therapy.
    Submitted By: Eamon Wynne
  • Johnnie Hayden

    Date: September 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We funded the purchase of a specially Modified Wheelchair, which gave Johnny the independence to bring his daughter Leah to school.
    Submitted By: Riceal McDermott
  • Johnnie Hayden

    Date: September 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We funded the purchase of a specially Modified Wheelchair, which gave Johnny the independence to bring his daughter Leah to school.
    Submitted By: Riceal McDermott
  • Donegal Good & New Cancer Bus service

    Date: June 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We funded the Running costs for the Donegal Good & New Cancer Bus service for 5 weeks which transports Cancer patients to Galway for treatment
    Submitted By: Marion O'Connor
  • Donegal Good & New Cancer Bus service

    Date: June 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We funded the Running costs for the Donegal Good & New Cancer Bus service for 5 weeks which transports Cancer patients to Galway for treatment
    Submitted By: Marion O'Connor
  • Lithuanian Care non profit organisation

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We sponsored a fundraising basketball competition and prizes to raise money for children in Lithuania who are fighting cancer.
    Submitted By: Diana Mauricaite
  • Lithuanian Care non profit organisation

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We sponsored a fundraising basketball competition and prizes to raise money for children in Lithuania who are fighting cancer.
    Submitted By: Diana Mauricaite
  • The Nathan Kirwan Trust

    Date: March 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We helped support Nathan's 24/7 care requirement, helping to improve his quality of life and help fund further rehabilitation.
    Submitted By: David O'Keeffe
  • The Nathan Kirwan Trust

    Date: March 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We helped support Nathan's 24/7 care requirement, helping to improve his quality of life and help fund further rehabilitation.
    Submitted By: David O'Keeffe
  • Autism assistance dog for Jamie O'Kane

    Date: September 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We paid for 82% of total cost of the dog including training.
    Submitted By: Jennifer Dolan
  • Autism assistance dog for Jamie O'Kane

    Date: September 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We paid for 82% of total cost of the dog including training.
    Submitted By: Jennifer Dolan
  • Sandymount Touch Rugby Club

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We funded the entry of the Sandymount Touch Rugby club into 2 European touch rugby tournaments and the purchase of 28 jerseys for the club.
    Submitted By: Mairead Reville
  • Sandymount Touch Rugby Club

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We funded the entry of the Sandymount Touch Rugby club into 2 European touch rugby tournaments and the purchase of 28 jerseys for the club.
    Submitted By: Mairead Reville
  • Cancer Support Centre

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We stocked the new library in the centre with informational books on Cancer prevention.
    Submitted By: Killian Roberts
  • Cancer Support Centre

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We stocked the new library in the centre with informational books on Cancer prevention.
    Submitted By: Killian Roberts
  • LauraLynn Childrens Hospice

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We supported a memorial service to remember all the children who were under the care of the hospice and have have sadly passed away.
    Submitted By: Dave Heffernan
  • LauraLynn Childrens Hospice

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We supported a memorial service to remember all the children who were under the care of the hospice and have have sadly passed away.
    Submitted By: Dave Heffernan
  • Ithemba Special Day Care Centre, South Africa

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We repaired the Jungle Gym in the Ithemba Special Day Care Centre.
    Submitted By: David Crone
  • Ithemba Special Day Care Centre, South Africa

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We repaired the Jungle Gym in the Ithemba Special Day Care Centre.
    Submitted By: David Crone
  • Lucan East National School

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We helped stock the school with non-fiction books for their classrooms.
    Submitted By: Alan Reilly
  • Lucan East National School

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We helped stock the school with non-fiction books for their classrooms.
    Submitted By: Alan Reilly
  • Bathgate Thistle FC

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We supplied the Bathgate Thistle under-7's football team with 40 rain jackets.
    Submitted By: Afshana Jan
  • Bathgate Thistle FC

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We supplied the Bathgate Thistle under-7's football team with 40 rain jackets.
    Submitted By: Afshana Jan
  • Rutland National School

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We supplied the Rutland National School with a grant to purchase footballs, training bibs and other training equipment for their soccer team.
    Submitted By: Dave linehan
  • Rutland National School

    Date: March 2015
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We supplied the Rutland National School with a grant to purchase footballs, training bibs and other training equipment for their soccer team.
    Submitted By: Dave linehan
  • Oatfield Church Restoration project

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We helped restore the Oatfield church by funding replacement timber for the roof and installing heating as part of a greater restoration project.
    Submitted By: Michelle Slattery
  • Oatfield Church Restoration project

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €5,000
    The Cause: We helped restore the Oatfield church by funding replacement timber for the roof and installing heating as part of a greater restoration project.
    Submitted By: Michelle Slattery
  • The Orchard ASD unit, part of Our Lady of Consolation primary school in Donneycarney

    Date: September 2014
    Grant: €2,500
    The Cause: We supplied 1 terms funding for a play therapist in the Orchard ASD unit.
    Submitted By: Fintan O'Meara
  • The Orchard ASD unit, part of Our Lady of Consolation primary school in Donneycarney

    Date: September 2014
    Grant: €2,500
    The Cause: We supplied 1 terms funding for a play therapist in the Orchard ASD unit.
    Submitted By: Fintan O'Meara
  • Rainbow Lodge Respite Care Unit, Northern Ireland

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We helped fund the conversion of a room into a wet room and the purchase of new sensory equipment in the Rainbow Lodge Residential and Respite Unit which cares for children with learning disabilities.
    Submitted By: Tim Thompson
  • Rainbow Lodge Respite Care Unit, Northern Ireland

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We helped fund the conversion of a room into a wet room and the purchase of new sensory equipment in the Rainbow Lodge Residential and Respite Unit which cares for children with learning disabilities.
    Submitted By: Tim Thompson
  • Alexandra College - The Hope Foundation

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We supplied Alexandra College with a grant to purchase clothes for 100 children in Calcutta through the Hope Foundation.
    Submitted By: Sarah Thornton
  • Alexandra College - The Hope Foundation

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We supplied Alexandra College with a grant to purchase clothes for 100 children in Calcutta through the Hope Foundation.
    Submitted By: Sarah Thornton
  • Edinburgh University Sub Aqua Club

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We purchased two new Emergency O2 kits for the Edinburgh University Sub Aqua Club.
    Submitted By: Paul Bullen
  • Edinburgh University Sub Aqua Club

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We purchased two new Emergency O2 kits for the Edinburgh University Sub Aqua Club.
    Submitted By: Paul Bullen
  • Meelin National School

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We bought jerseys, footballs and sliotars for Meelin National School.
    Submitted By: Vincent Hayes
  • Meelin National School

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We bought jerseys, footballs and sliotars for Meelin National School.
    Submitted By: Vincent Hayes
  • St. Patricks Centre, Kilkenny

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: St. Patricks Centre provides residential care, respite and day services to people with profound and severe intellectual disabilities.We bought a music system for the patients of the centre to listen to music with.
    Submitted By: Eilish Lavelle
  • St. Patricks Centre, Kilkenny

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: St. Patricks Centre provides residential care, respite and day services to people with profound and severe intellectual disabilities.We bought a music system for the patients of the centre to listen to music with.
    Submitted By: Eilish Lavelle
  • St. Brigid's National School, Co. Kildare

    Date: June 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We purchased 3 new classroom science kits, 2 base 10 class sets and 7 weigh sets for St. Brigid's National School
    Submitted By: Kevin Roche
  • St. Brigid's National School, Co. Kildare

    Date: June 2014
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We purchased 3 new classroom science kits, 2 base 10 class sets and 7 weigh sets for St. Brigid's National School
    Submitted By: Kevin Roche
  • Maryville School, South Africa

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We purchased a new motor unit for an electric wheelchair which meant that the student could attend school independently.
    Submitted By: David Crone
  • Maryville School, South Africa

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We purchased a new motor unit for an electric wheelchair which meant that the student could attend school independently.
    Submitted By: David Crone
  • Dublin Lesbian Line

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We paid for 2 volunteers to be professionally trained in advocacy so DLL can begin to provide this service to their users.
    Submitted By: Eilish Lavelle
  • Dublin Lesbian Line

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We paid for 2 volunteers to be professionally trained in advocacy so DLL can begin to provide this service to their users.
    Submitted By: Eilish Lavelle
  • Barnardos Toy Appeal

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We bought 50 children a present from Santa for Christmas.
    Submitted By: Dave Linehan
  • Barnardos Toy Appeal

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We bought 50 children a present from Santa for Christmas.
    Submitted By: Dave Linehan
  • National Council for the Blind Iona Centre

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We funded a day trip to Waterford for the seniors in the centre.
    Submitted By: Eilish Lavelle
  • National Council for the Blind Iona Centre

    Date: December 2014
    Grant: €500
    The Cause: We funded a day trip to Waterford for the seniors in the centre.
    Submitted By: Eilish Lavelle
  • Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club

    Date: December 2013
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We supplied the underage hurling members in the club with new helmets.
    Submitted By: Dara Keher
  • Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club

    Date: December 2013
    Grant: €1,000
    The Cause: We supplied the underage hurling members in the club with new helmets.
    Submitted By: Dara Keher
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