A National Philanthropy Policy is currently being developed by Department of Rural and Community Development. It is expected that the policy will be launched later this year. This National Philanthropy Policy developed by Government in collaboration with key stakeholders is intended to deepen understanding and knowledge, create an enabling environment and accelerate engagement with philanthropy in Ireland for social good including a focus on legacy giving.

The Department is now giving you the opportunity to have your say on the draft policy, including the vision, mission, values and overarching strategic objectives. The aim is to gather feedback from a broad range of stakeholders and individuals interested in philanthropy before the policy is finalised.

The consultation is open to everyone in Ireland and internationally.

To share your views on the draft policy, please click here , and follow the directions on the cover page to submit your feedback.

Submissions should be emailed to [email protected] with “Philanthropy Policy 2023” in the subject line. The closing date for receipt of submissions is close of business, 30 June.

Please note that it is intended that all submissions received will be made available under the Freedom of Information Acts and as such may be published on the Department’s website following the publication of the Policy.