During 2020, we remained open 7 days a week for those who rely on our services. We were the only service open where those sleeping rough could seek support, sit inside and eat a meal, have a shower, wash their clothes and access clean clothing, during all lockdowns. Our annual census in 2020 found that 74% of our clients had slept outside at least once since the outbreak of Covid-19. Almost half of our clients have no income whatsoever, and 60% of those asked to describe their experience of and access to services as ‘worse’ since the outbreak of Covid-19. 

The Mendicity Institution relies on the generosity of the public who contribute valuable funds to support our services so we can support those who most need it. Without this financial support we would not be able to support and advocate for those who rely on our service.

Our clients are depending on your support. Please donate today through any of the methods below.

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Standing order

You can make a regular donation to the Mendicity Institution to enable us to plan longer-term work with homeless and socially marginalised individuals. Please download Mendicity Standing Order Form here.

By Cheque, Postal Order or Bank Draft

All the above can be made out to The Mendicity Institution, and sent via post to The Mendicity Institution, 9 Island Street, D08KW8H

Leave a Legacy

Please remember us in your will. Gifts in wills will help secure our services for the years to come and support those in need.

Tax Reclaim

Donations of €250 or more within a year are eligible for tax relief. As a registered charity, we could receive up to 45% more of the value of the donation from Revenue. This allows us to make much more of the contribution you are making to our work. If you are PAYE or a self assessed taxpayer who has made such a donation, you can download the CHY4 (annual certificate) can be downloaded here. We would be grateful if you could complete, sign, and return the relevant form to our address or via email to


Donate Clothing & Toiletries

At Mendicity we provide clean clothing, underwear, jackets and shoes to our clients. As the vast majority of our clients are male, we only take in items for men. We will gladly accept donations of the following items only:

  • new socks and under wear (mens)
  • warm coats/jackets (mens)
  • Runners (size 7 upwards)
  • Mens toiletries (razors, shaving foam, deodrant)

If you wish to donate any of these items please contact 086 0203859 to arrange donation