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Over €80,000 to be donated to Irish charities through ALDI’s Community Grants Programme

A total of nine Galway-based charities and community groups have become the latest beneficiaries of ALDI’s Community Grants programme, with each charity receiving a grant from the ALDI store teams in County Galway.

Receiving €500 grants are Voices for Down Syndrome Galway, Ability West Portumna, Croí – West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation, Gort Cancer Support Group, Galway Cat Rescue, Jack and Jill Foundation, Galway Hospice Foundation and East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support. Pieta House Galway received multiple nominations from ALDI’s Galway store staff, receiving a €1,500 grant from the retailer.

ALDI’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and community organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Each local charity supported is chosen by ALDI employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.

By the end of 2022, the programme will have donated €537,000 to over 1,000 local charity branches and community groups across Ireland since its inception in 2016. Receiving charities and organisations range from rescue teams to animal sanctuaries, cancer support to mental health support, or any charitable organisation that resonates with ALDI colleagues.

Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, ALDI Ireland said: “We are very proud to continue to support local charities across the country through the ALDI Community Grants programme and we’re pleased to see the impact of our donation in the local communities for County Galway.”

The Community Grants programme is one example of how ALDI is committed to investing and partnering with local communities and charities across Ireland and we look forward to continuing this engagement for years to come.”

Welcoming the donation, Jacqueline Daly, Director of Services at East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support said: “We are delighted to benefit from ALDI’s Community Grants Programme. This donation is a great support to the work we do at East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support and we are grateful to ALDI’s Ballinasloe store team for choosing to support us.”

Operating eleven stores in County Galway, ALDI is deeply involved in the local community. To date, the stores have donated over 55,000 meals to local charities through ALDI’s partnership with FoodCloud, saving the charities more than €70,000. ALDI partners with twelve innovative Galway food and drink producers, spending over €16.7 million with them in 2021.

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ALDI Press Office: 01 637 1777 or

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