"The written word can be powerful and beautiful, but films transport us to another place in a way that even the most evocative words never can. If we lose our films, we lose that other place forever."
The team at the Irish Film Institute, like many other cultural organisations, is currently contemplating the devastating effects of COVID-19 for our patrons, funders and supporters. We hope that you and your loved ones are all keeping well and safe during these very strange times.
While we are all taking a collective breath, we have been sharing more of the work that takes place behind the scenes to our community through our digital channels including our subscriber newsletters, social media and free access for everyone to the IFI Player. We hope that you have been enjoying the featured material from our archive, trivia, podcasts and recorded Q&As which highlight the wealth of resources we have on offer here in terms of documenting our heritage. As the home of film in Ireland, we seek to be an inspiring, creative influence and promote a wider understanding of film culture and its critical importance.
The breadth of the impact of COVID-19 for the IFI remains to be seen and we are working to be as ready as possible for the next steps. As a charity, all our revenues go back into the organisation to facilitate all our planned activities including our educational programmes and the archive, as well as the projected income to support all not-for-profit work. As you might imagine, the loss of revenue has deep implications for us and the people that we provide services to - the extent of which we cannot fully gauge yet. IFI gratefully receives 25% of its funding from the Arts Council and the rest of our required income is generated through our in-house streams and fundraising.
If you would like to help us, we would be most appreciative of your support and you can see the various options below.
We hope to have our home up and running to welcome you all back with our full team of 83 staff as soon as possible. We will keep in contact with all of our supporters throughout this time.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Jessica Hilliard, our Head of Development & Fundraising, email@example.com who will be very happy to answer any questions.
In the meantime, we wish you and yours the very best of health and care.
Thank you from everyone at the IFI.
Ways to donate support for both individuals and corporates:
You can make a donation of your choosing below.
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If you belong to an organisation who might be interested in corporate partnership, please contact Jessica Hilliard – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations of over €250 from individual Irish tax payers qualify for tax relief and will mean an additional 31% of that donation in support to IFI. See more below.
Irish companies can also avail of tax relief on their donations.
American donors can also support the work of IFI and avail of their tax benefits at home in the US. You can see more on that below.
American donors can support the IFI in two ways and still avail of their tax benefits.
You can choose to join us as an American Friend of the IFI here.
Alternatively, you can make a donation online via the American Friends of the Arts in Ireland via their website here. Please choose ‘Film Preservation & Education’ to ensure that your donation is directed to the IFI.
We value every donation, and we are committed to the highest levels of transparency in how we spend state and private contributions. The IFI has adopted the Statement of Guiding Principles on Fundraising, available here.
Donations of €250 or more may enable you to reclaim the tax back on your donation to the IFI; critically, the IFI will also benefit from the tax relief, adding a significant 31% to your donation. For example, with a donation of €250, the IFI will receive €327.50. The law governing tax on donations changed in January 2013. Donations of above €250 are grossed up at the specified rate (currently 31%) and the eligible charity is deemed for the purposes of the relief to have received the grossed up amount net of tax deducted at the specified rate. This applies for both PAYE and those who are Self Assessed. Please visit www.revenue.ie for further information or contact the IFI Development Office. Please do get in touch if you have any questions by contacting Jessica Hilliard, Head of Development and Fundraising, email@example.com or 016129478
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