More Than Giving

Our new ‘More Than Sport’ crowdfunding campaign aims to raise €25,000 to support Ireland’s elite Paralympic athletes as they prepare for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this September.


Help us to help Team Ireland as they prepare to take on the world this September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the heights of London 2012, 46 athletes across 10 sports will compete at this year's Games, and will be in search of glory on the world stage, with Personal Bests and podium finishes up for grabs.  

State funding provided €1.28 million for Paralympics Ireland this year but the cost of leading Team Ireland to Rio 2016 is enormous. We’re asking the public to help us on our way to raising an additional €564,000 overall in 2016 so we can fully support Irish Paralympic athletes on their quest for success.

The proceeds from this crowdfunding campaign and other events will go towards final team preparations: from athlete coaching to travel costs; sports-science/medical support to competitive kit. All support will help our athletes deliver their absolute best in competition.

Ireland’s Paralympic athletes are more than elite athletes with a disability. They are extraordinary sportspeople and ambassadors who deserve the nation’s support.

We’re asking our supporters to make this text donation of €4 (see above), which would be an enormous boost to help us to reach our fundraising target of €564,000 in 2016.

You can also make a separate donation to Paralympics Ireland or fundraise on our behalf via our JustGiving page.  

If you would like to find out more about fundraising for Paralympics Ireland, please email us on

You can also make a text pledge to Paralympics Ireland by texting PARA to 50300 to donate €4*

*Text costs €4. Paralympics Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.25. Service provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 680 5278



Quite simply, more.

It's more than a donation. 

It means you’ll be doing your bit to ensure the best possible competitive success for Irish Paralympic athletes at Rio 2016.

Irish Paralympic athletes are elite performers who dedicate their lives to their sport. They deserve your support.