Join the Friends of the London Irish Centre Charity
We are delighted to launch a new 'Friends of the LIC Charity' Scheme.
For over 60 years, we have been provding care, culture and community to the Irish in London. Read more about the longstanding work of the charity at the bottom of this page.
There are four different levels of monthly giving from which you select, each with a range of benefits.
The more you give, the more impact you can create.
Why become a Friend?
At a time of severe funding cuts we need your support more than ever to help us continue our work and to plan for the future. When you sign up as a Friend of the London Irish Centre Charity you are joining a community of people who are committed to supporting the most vulnerable and isolated in our society.
To sign up securely online through Justgiving:
- Go to Justgiving.
- Enter the monthly amount you'd like to give, based on levels above.
- Go through the sign-up process.
Justgiving will then notify us and we'll be in touch to formally welcome you to the Friends Scheme
If you need any assistance, or would like information on other ways to support the charity's work, please call +44 20 7916 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the LIC Charity
1950s Ireland was in deep recession and tens of thousands of young Irish men and women left their homes to move to London in search of a new life. In 1955 the London Irish Centre Charity opened its doors to meet the needs of those newly arrived Irish immigrants. Initially providing accommodation and welfare the centre quickly became an important social and cultural venue. Today the charity continues to be the heart of the Irish community in London - the largest Irish welfare charity in Britain and the largest Irish community centre outside of Ireland.
Working in three key areas of Care, Culture and Community we continue to serve the Irish in London 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.
Care is the core of our work and we support the most vulnerable members of our community right across London. This includes advice services and crisis assistance, dedicated outreach, advocates and case workers for older Irish people, day services with nutritious meals, accessible social groups and activities to combat loneliness, the provision of small crisis grants, family tracing and assistance in returning to Ireland.
In Culture, we manage London’s leading Irish cultural programme, welcoming over 20,000 people every year. We offer space and assistance to over 400 Irish community events, and provide support and advice to a wide mix of Irish artists and cultural organisations. Our Irish library holds over 6,000 books and our educational programme is high quality and fast-growing. We actively promote Irish culture through a range of digital platforms.
The Community will always be at the heart of the charity. The Irish in London are diverse and spread across the city. We offer a warm and welcoming connection to a vibrant and supportive Irish community. Through our online networks, our events programme, volunteering and befriending opportunities and of course our community centre, all are welcome to participate.
Now, we’re inviting you to join our Friends Scheme and be part of this important work.