International Fund a ‘waste of money’

first_img The US government’s allocation of funds to the International Fund for Ireland, which has supported a huge range of community and economic initiatives in Ireland, is a waste of money according to a citizens’ watchdog group. This year’s allocation to the IFI is $13.5 million. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) listed a number of IFI funded projects it considered wasteful including Newcastle YMCA, Creggan Community Cafe, and Donegal Town Waterbus. It heaped its biggest criticism on IFI support for the World Toilet Summit in Belfast which it described as ‘flushing away’money. The IFI recently changed its strategy to focus more on reconciliation issues. Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 April 2006 | News Tagged with: Ireland International Fund a ‘waste of money’ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more