basis.point is the Irish Fund Industry’s initiative to come together to help make a difference to those in need. As an industry, we have been lucky and avoided the worst of the recession that has caused considerable hardship for many people in Ireland. Recognising this, a group of individuals considered how we could make a difference.

About basis.point

Our Vision

Our vision is to help make a sustainable and tangible difference to the lives of those living in poverty, particularly young people, by supporting charities which focus on education.

Our 100% Commitment

We are committed to allocating 100% of every Patron and Supporter payment basis.point receives to our grant initiatives*, without deduction of operating expenses. As you would expect, we do have organisational costs and our costs and operational expenses are met in a number of ways:

  • proceeds raised at fundraising events – currently our annual corporate Golf Challenge and Spring Lunch
  • tax credits received by basis.point on patron payments
  • receipts from raffles, auctions and similar at basis.point events
  • donations which the relevant donor directs towards operational expenses.

* In selecting grantees and making grants we focus on evidence based and evidence informed programmes. Costs associated with evaluation of individual grants made by basis.point to evidence the impact of those grants are considered as part of and allocated to the relevant grant.

basis.point at a glance

Key facts

Our Values/Principles


  • Openness

  • Transparency

  • Accountability

  • Good governance

  • Sustainability


Get involved

There are many ways you can contribute to basis.point


  • Donate to basis.point

  • Become a Patron or a Supporter

  • Volunteer to help us

  • Attend our next event

  • Sign up to our newsletter


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