At Three, we believe in supporting charities and giving back to the community. This is part of our overall Corporate Responsibility strategy. Over the years Three has supported a number of charities through industry initiatives, corporate donations and employee fundraising, including:
- The Samaritans
- The Down Syndrome Centre
- Headstrong, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health
- St. Vincent De Paul
- Irish Cancer Society
- Make A Wish Foundation
- Age Action
- Marie Keating Foundation
Three’s Charity Partner – An Cosán Virtual Community College
Virtual Community College is a start-up education initiative by established charity, An Cosán, with a unique vision; to eliminate poverty and social inequality through online and mobile technology. It empowers young people from disadvantaged communities to reach their potential through virtual, app-based and mobile communication learning methods.
Three supports VCC through an employee skills volunteering programme, employee fundraising initiatives and a corporate donation. In addition, Three is also helping VCC to build its mLearning capabilities.
Visit VCC website
School’s Business Partnership
During 2014, Three joined the Schools Business Partnership programme run by Business In The Community. We are partnering with St. Josephs School in Fairview, Dublin, where employee volunteers are working with 5th year students to impart education and career advice over a series of workshops.
In March 2014, Samaritans Ireland launched a new free to call number, 116 123, for people who are struggling to cope. The number will make it possible for people to access the service round the clock, every single day of the year, free of charge. The new free to call number has been made possible by a partnership between Samaritans and the telecommunications industry
Ireland’s six largest telecoms providers, including Three, have committed to a two-year funding programme for the number.
Read Press Release.
The Likecharity platform uses the latest in mobile technology to collect donations from phone network operators worldwide. In Ireland, Three supports the Likecharity platform and we do not charge any fees on text donations made through Likecharity – ensuring that all proceeds go directly to your chosen charity.
In a country where 79% of the people donate to charity on a regular basis, this alliance is helping hundreds of thousands of people and causes.
We know that many of our employees support their own charities and causes that they feel passionate about so Three has an Employee Community Fund in place to provide support for these initiatives. Our employees can also avail of paid leave to volunteer for VCC or their own individual supported charity.
is a scheme which enables anyone to recycle their old handset for cash. For every handset recycled, Three also makes a donation to our charity partner, Virtual Community College.