The Irish Red Cross has has joined together with 25 other Irish charities to bring donors The Good Form, a brand new charity taxback initiative that aims to bolster fundraising figures but at no extra cost to the Irish donor. Twenty six of Ireland’s leading charities have come together under The Good Form initiative in a bid to encourage donors to give again just by adding their signature to the form, allowing their charity of choice to claim tax relief on their donations. Speaking at the launch of The Good Form, economist David McWilliams said, “This is an enterprising scheme that could potentially boost any one of the charity’s income by thousands of euro.”
Pictured at the launch of The Good Form; CEO of The Mater Foundation - Mary Moorhead, Executive Director of Dogs Trust - Mark Beazely, Economist and broadcaster - David McWilliams and Buddy the Border terrier.Picture Conor McCabe Photography.
Pictured at the launch of The Good Form; CEO of The Mater Foundation – Mary Moorhead, Executive Director of Dogs Trust – Mark Beazely, Economist and broadcaster – David McWilliams and Buddy the Border terrier.Picture Conor McCabe Photography.
“By simply adding their signature to The Good Form anyone who has donated €250 or more in a year can help their chosen charity even further, yet it won’t cost the donor or the charity another cent”, said McWilliams It is estimated that there are a further 50,000 Irish donors who could enable the taxback on their donations to benefit their charity of choice, with a combined value of up to €15m. The Good Form is available from all eligible charities in Ireland.  Forms are pre-populated with the donor’s details in order to simplify and speed up the process for the donor. Members of The Good Form initiative are: 1. ActionAid 2. Alzheimer Society of Ireland 3. Barretstown 4. Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust 5. Care Trust 6. Croí, The Heart & Stroke Charity 7. Dogs Trust 8. Fighting Blindness 9. Gorta 10. Irish Cancer Society 11. Irish Heart Foundation 12. Irish Red Cross 13. Jack & Jill Foundation 14. Laura Lynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice 15. Merchants Quay Ireland 16. MS Ireland 17. Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services 18. Orbis Ireland 19. Peter McVerry Trust 20. Samaritans 21. Sightsavers 22. The 3Ts 23. The Mater Foundation 24. Threshold 25. Trócaire 26. VSO  
  • The Good Form campaign is an initiative of the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group (ICTR).  It brings together charities and other good causes to promote greater uptake of tax relief on donations to donors through shared marketing and publicity. See www.ICTR.ie for more details.
  • For further information or to arrange an interview with Sheila Nordon, Executive Director of ICTR  contact: Rebecca Dunne – Press Officer on behalf of The Good Form campaign – 087 743 3275 or mediagoodform@ICTR.ie