This year the supermarket SuperValu and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have partnered together to give €338,000 to multiple charities.
The largest recipient of the funds raised was The Simon Communities of Ireland, who were granted €133,275. The Simon Communities are one of Ireland’s largest charities who’ve dedicated themselves to provide the best possible care for people experiencing homelessness and those at risk. The money is to go towards improving the energy efficiency in the Simon centers around the country. It is estimated that with these building upgrades, they will save €4,500 a year in energy costs.
Though the Simon Communities were chosen as the national charity partner for this SuperValu & SEAI project, ten other lucky local charities who also received funding from this. Some of the ones included were Meals on Wheels Navan, Scouts Den Castlerea, Glanmire Community Association, Thomastown Community Centre, Bere Island Community Centre, and Togher Family Centre.
Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu Ireland, was very passionate about this project.
“The Simon Communities of Ireland provide essential services in the heart of local communities nationwide by helping those in great need”, he said. “At SuperValu, communities are at our core and we strive to add value in our local communities, both with our in-store offerings but also through community projects such as this.”
All of this work is part of the SEAI Better Energy Communities Scheme, which aims to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of homes, community buildings and businesses across the country.
We were thrilled to be a part of this campaign. Shooting some of the promotional work was great fun and we hope to be a part of more projects like this in the future.