The Combined Services Third World Fund has assisted less fortunate people in developing countries for over 30 years.
The Fund, since it’s foundation in 1980, has to date spent over €8,000,000 of contributors money on development projects and emergency aid grants in various countries throughout the Third World.
Contributions come from employees and pensioners of the Civil Service, An Post, eircom and other state agencies; through deduction at source from salary/pension of 0.1% or 0.2% of basic pay as chosen by the contributor, i.e. one cent or two cent in ten euros of pay/pension. Staff and pensioners may now also make contributions to the fund by way of:
(a) Standing order
(b) Single donation/s to the Fund Bank account
-amounts as chosen by the contributor.
The Fund is operated on a completely voluntary basis and administration costs are kept to a minimum, currently less than 5% of the annual value of the fund.
The needs of the developing world are unfortunately still great in many cases beyond our comprehension. The Fund receives many more appeals for help than it can assist.
If you are not already a contributor please consider doing so now by clicking on link below to access the Combined Services Third World Fund website.