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In the second round of funding, €1.3 million was awarded to 20 projects nationwide in the community and social enterprise sector, for their innovative response to COVID-19.

UCD, Zurich Ireland and Z Zurich Foundation join forces to narrow the socio-economic gap on education outcomes for young people.

Ag Mental Health Week 2020 runs from 10th – 16th October. Peter Hynes explains how the initiative came to fruition and why mental wellbeing in agriculture is important, now more than ever.

€3m in awards announced for 51 COVID-19 community response projects by Rethink Ireland Innovate Together Fund.

Zurich’s reforestation sponsorship will help to restore biodiversity by planting one million trees, including one for each employee.

Zurich Insurance has announced David Russell, recent Grand Prix Farmer of the Year, as its Farm Insurance Ambassador. The youngest ever winner of the Farmer of the Year accolade, he will work with the team at Zurich Farm Insurance to highlight risk management, farm safety and mental wellbeing.  

Rethink Ireland are today announcing the official opening of Round 2 of their Innovate Together Fund which was established to support social innovation projects from across Ireland who are acting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In support of our partners Rugby Players Ireland, the Z Zurich Foundation have made a donation to the #TheBigRugbyRun fundraising initiative, raising money to support the 'Feed the Heroes' fund.

Ireland and Ulster Rugby Player and Tackle Your Feelings ambassador, John Cooney has today shared his story of how in challenging times setting goals and working towards them helps him take control, a powerful message in these uncertain times.

In order to provide protective visors as quickly as possible to nursing and care homes where there is an immediate need or shortage of PPE, schools and colleges across Ireland answered our call to get involved by utilising their own laser cutting equipment, along with materials provided by Zurich.