The Irish Discworld Convention is a not-for-profit organisation, which means that all profits beyond what we need to organise the next convention are donated to charity. On top of this, we also host several fundraising events (most notably our grand Charity Auction).
We have yet to decide on the Charities that we will support for the 2021 convention but we will announce that news as soon as we can.
Our previous cons supported The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, the main recipient of our charity donations ever since the first Irish Discworld Convention – not just due to the “embuggerance” itself, but also because this charity helps so many Irish people in many ways, whether it's directly helping the sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer’s themselves, or by helping their friends and family come to grips with the seemingly-hopeless situation.
We choose a local charity and a national Irish Charity as well. In 2019 we supported Shine, based in Carrigaline Cork. The Shine centre in Carrigaline work with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. We also supported the national charity Age Action, they aim to improve the quality of life of older people, especially those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable, by enabling them to live full, independent and satisfying lives.