CHARITY APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

MAIN BENEFICIARY CHARITY 2020

MERCHANDISE CHARITY PARTNER

Community Groups Beneficiary Charity (Tier 3)

Opening 1st December 2019

Closing date for applications will be Friday September 27th.

MERCHANDISING CHARITY APPLICATION

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (“ROKCC”) is the largest one day fundraising event in the country where all the monies raised are allocated to Kerry based charities. Today the cycle brings together 8,000 participants each year, making it Ireland’s largest one day charity event. Together we have raised in excess of €16m for local charities, with €1.26m being raised in the 2018 cycle. Each year, there are main beneficiary charities and 30+ other charities who receive support for their projects.

In recent years, the ROKCC has developed a new fundraising opportunity through merchandising its branded ROK cycling jerseys through online sales and other retail outlets where revenues in excess of 50K are generated annually. The ROKCC is now inviting Charities to apply to operate the merchandising on its behalf and benefit from the monies raised. The successful Charity will be responsible for Cycle jersey design, procurement, online sales, retail sales and distribution to participating cyclists. In addition, new merchandising opportunities other than cycling jerseys may also be explored.

Given the expertise and investment required, the ROKCC is willing to offer the successful Charity a 3 year term subject to a successful annual review.

Applications can be made by completing the attached Merchandising Charity Application Form.