More than 20 of the country’s leading media organisations have today launched a public fundraising campaign that aims to raise vital funds for the people of Ukraine.

The ‘Ireland for Ukraine’ campaign is inspired by the incredible level of public support from Ireland for Ukraine to date. The campaign aims to raise funds for those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as those who have been displaced.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also confirmed that the government will allocate an additional €5 million to the ‘Ireland for Ukraine’ campaign.

The Currency is one of 24 media organisations to back the campaign. Other organisations include RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, DMG Media, Mediahuis and The Journal.

The initiative will feature across local and national radio, television, print and online media. The Community Foundation for Ireland, a registered charity which has 22 years’ experience in philanthropy and grant-making, will manage the funds generated from the campaign.

Some 50 per cent of the funds collected will be distributed to the Irish Red Cross, Concern, UNICEF and Trocaire. The other 50 per cent will be pooled into a fund for grant aid applications available to Irish organisations and local groups assisting the anticipated 200,000 people who are expected to come here from Ukraine.

Donations can be made online at or by the Revolut app.

“The funds raised through the generosity of viewers, readers and listeners will be used to support those trapped in the war zone and the growing numbers seeking shelter here,” according to Denise Charlton, chief executive of The Community Foundation for Ireland.

Charlton added: “There are many challenges ahead. The protection needed for children travelling alone, assisting refugees with disabilities, measures to combat human trafficking and so much more. It may at first seem overwhelming but with the continuing generosity of the Irish people these are challenges which can and will be met.” 

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said: “I want to congratulate the national and local media outlets who have worked and cooperated for the first time to enhance the incredible public goodwill and generosity of the Irish public on their determination to aid and assist the people of Ukraine. I am pleased to confirm that the government will allocate €5 million to the campaign and fund, Ireland for Ukraine. This will help start its focused charity work for the people of Ukraine at home and abroad.”

The campaign features a 30 second TV and radio advert voiced by Siobhan McSweeney, an award-winning actress who has appeared in Derry Girls and Holding. This will be supplemented by an extensive digital display campaign, as well as a dedicated campaign on social media. #IrelandForUkraine

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This full list of participants include:

  • RTÉ
  • Virgin Media Television
  • TG4
  • SKY Ireland
  • The Journal 
  • The Currency
  • DMGM
  • Radiocentre
  • IBI
  • Mediahuis
  • The Anglo-Celt
  • The Meath Chronicle
  • The Connaught Telegraph
  • The Westmeath Independent
  • The Westmeath Examiner
  • The Connacht Tribune and City Tribune 
  • The Donegal News
  • The Tuam Herald
  • The Clare Champion
  • The Northern Standard
  • The Southern Star
  • The Munster Express
  • The Nenagh Guardian
  • The Mayo News