The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is a voluntary organisation with charitable status (Registered Charity no. CHY 10044).  While we receive some state funding, this is not guaranteed and covers less than a third of our costs.  Like all charitable organisation we rely greatly on fundraising and are very grateful for any help received and all funds raised.

Fundraising is done both locally and nationally:

  • At the local level, Workshops organise local fundraising initiatives, e.g. table quizzes, raffles, bag-packing in local supermarkets. Contact your local DAI Workshop for information on upcoming local events.
  • At the national level, fundraising is organised by our Communications & Fundraising Sub-Committee. National fundraising activities include the Mary McKenna Golf Classic, Alphabet Jump skydive, Mini-Marathons and Marathons, Charity Christmas cards. DAI also seeks grants and donations from grant-making bodies, corporate donors and individuals.

If you can help in any way with our fundraising efforts please contact us. While donations are always gratefully received, we also value your time – if you can volunteer an hour or two at a bag packing event, or could sell raffle tickets or DAI Christmas cards, or if you would be interested in being an active member of our Communications & Fundraising Sub-Committee, we would be delighted to hear from you.

DAI is fully compliant with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising which was drawn up for the Irish Charities sector in the context of the new Charities Act. It sets out best practice for fundraising based around core principles of respect, honesty and openness. DAI Fundraising Guidelines can be downloaded here: DAI Fundraising Policy. (pdf file).


You can make a donation via our PayPal Giving Fund page where 100% of your donation comes to us.

Marathons and Mini-Marathons





If you are considering taking part in a Marathon or Mini-Marathon, then please consider doing this in aid of DAI. As well as the well known Dublin City Marathon and Women’s Mini Marathon there are many other events like this around Ireland and internationally. Once you have signed up for your event, please contact us and let us know that you will be fundraising on behalf of DAI. We can send you our Marathon Fundraising Pack; we also have t-shirts and sponsorship forms available for registered participants. We can also guide you on setting up an online fundraising page.

As well as a great personal sporting achievement, there is a great feel-good factor from completing events like these on behalf of a charity.

Text Donations

You can also make a donation via text message. Please text READ to 50300 to donate €4. The Dyslexia Association of Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service provider: LikeCharity. Helpline 01 4819311.













Charity Christmas Cards 

Our charity Christmas cards come in packs of at least 10 cards per pack (plus envelopes). Each pack costs €7.50 which includes postage costs within Ireland. All profits from these charity cards will be used to support DAI services for those with dyslexia.

Download the order form below and select your cards now to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. You can also complete you order over the phone by calling us on 01 8776001.

Christmas Cards 2021 – ORDER FORM