Make a lasting difference

By sponsoring a child with HOPE, you can make a lasting difference to the future of a child and their family. Through the Educational Sponsorship Programme, we support children from pre-school right through to third level.  Education Sponsorship covers schoolbooks, uniforms, fees and after school coaching if needed.

Sponsorship costs only €23 per month, or €265 for a full year. That works out at just €5.75 per week.  If you decide child sponsorship is right for you, then we will assign a particular child to you.

To find out more about sponsoring a child please contact Fiona on 021 4292990 or email

What to expect from your Child Sponsorship:

  • A Case History with your sponsored child’s photo and personal details and information about your sponsored child’s situation.
  • Once a year you will receive an annual Progress Report in the month leading up to Christmas, detailing the educational status of your sponsored child and his or her achievements. It will also include a drawing by your sponsored child and short letter if they are old enough to write in English.
  • It is not possible to give updates during the year due to the volume of children in our programmes.
  • The HOPE Newsletter sent to you by email/post during the summer months.
HOPE's Crèches

HOPE’s crèches and preparatory centres provide education, medical care and nutrition to prepare children for formal school.

Then, when each child has progressed to primary school, we provide books, uniforms, fees and after school coaching to ensure that each child stays in school to progress their learning. HOPE supports each child to complete their education.

Education is the key to making lasting change in the poorest communities. It’s the way to change social attitudes and enable children to grow into adults who are employable and who can go on to provide for themselves and their families. We need your help to do this.

Additional Help

If you donate €250 or more to The Hope Foundation during the tax year, HOPE can further benefit by claiming back tax on charitable donations, thereby increasingthe value of your donation. This is now applicable to all donors regardless of tax status (PAYE and Self-assessed people).

Simply complete the CHY3 Cert Information and post to: The Hope Foundation, Silverdale Grove, Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland.
Thank you!