Care and compassion in action since 1836
Protestant Aid was established as a charity over 175 years ago to relieve the horrors of poverty and deprivation in the Republic of Ireland on a strictly non-denominational basis, treating all genuine calls for help equally, regardless of religious, ethnic or social backgrounds.
Its primary activities include:
- grants to alleviate poverty or distress
- annuities for the elderly
- allowances for coal/gas/electricity costs
- school expenses
- second-level education grants (to attend Protestant schools)
- sheltered housing for over 200 elderly people through The Brabazon Trust
Working in tandem with other aid agencies, Protestant Aid helps people whose difficulties have been brought to its attention through social workers, subscribers, caring neighbours and local clergy.
Protestant Aid dispenses every cent received from subscribers in grant aid, an efficiency unsurpassed by few if any charities.