Our Headline Sponsors

IPB Insurance is wholly Irish-owned and is the only indigenous mutual general insurance company in the Irish market. We specialise in bespoke insurance solutions within our core public service, education and health market segments and are now one of the largest liability insurers in the market. An experienced underwriter of major liability, property and motor risks, we insure some of the largest risks in the State in the public sector and complementary markets in the semi-state and private sectors.

LAMA (Local Authority Members Association) works in the best interests of their members at all times and as an organisation promotes the interest of local authority members and is involved in a number of initiatives throughout the calendar year, these include; the hosting of an annual LAMA awards for projects delivered through and in association with Local Authorities. Two educational and training seminars every year in spring and autumn for Councillors.

As a prescribed organisation on behalf of local authorities, we are asked to make submissions on behalf of our members by the Minister for Local Government and by the Dept. of Environment on areas of government policy.

Our Category Sponsors

An Post is the state-owned provider of postal services in the Republic of Ireland. An Post provides a “universal postal service” to all parts of the country as a member of the Universal Postal Union. Every day we collect, process and deliver 2.5 million items of mail to 2.2 million business and residential addresses, using a road fleet of over 2,600 vehicles including a new fleet of electric vehicles which are driving down carbon emissions. We also serve 1.7 million customers every week through our unique national network of 960 post offices in addition to the PostPoint payment channel at retail outlets nationwide.

Bolt is the leading European mobility platform on a mission to make urban travel more affordable and sustainable. We help people save time and money, reduce stress and improve cities. Bolt also provides a reliable income to millions of drivers all over the globe.

We believe that most trips in the city don’t require the use of a personal car. At Bolt, we’re building a future in which people are no longer forced to buy a car to get around. Where people have the freedom to use transportation on demand, choosing whatever vehicle is best for each occasion.

Energia has provided power to Irish businesses since 1999 and with over 50,000 customers we are the leading energy provider in the business market.

Proud holders of the Green Energy Provider Award from the 2019 and 2020 Green Awards, we are committed to helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint with a range of sustainable and smart energy solutions.

Whatever your industry and whatever your size, Energia can help to identify steps your business can take to reduce its energy consumption and its carbon footprint. We’ll work with you to find the best ways to monitor and control your energy use and we’ll even offer upfront funding for upgrades that will make your business more energy efficient. 

In addition, our Positive Energy renewable energy investment programme of over €3 billion will create offshore wind, solar, hydrogen and bio-energy assets driving even further sustainability throughout our business and onwards to our customer base.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting and improving the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland. We are committed to protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation and pollution. We play key roles in environmental regulation, provision of knowledge and advocacy for the environment.

The EPA provides environmental data, assessments and evidence to inform decision making and implements effective regulation and environmental compliance systems – while working with others to advocate for a clean, healthy and well protected environment and sustainable environmental behaviour.

The Eastern- Midlands Regional Waste Management Plan Office (EMRWMPO) is a local authority entity, which oversees the implementation of the Eastern-Midlands Regional Waste Management Plan. One of three Regional Waste Management Plan Offices, the EMRWMPO works closely with our sister offices in the Southern and Connacht-Ulster Regions to cover a broad remit including waste infrastructure, circular economy transition, waste prevention, education and behavioural change, resource efficiency and research. Managing waste and resources through a transition to a circular economy is an important element of Ireland’s climate action.


The EMRWMPO executes a number of campaigns and projects on behalf of the Government of Ireland, including the MyWaste.ie national guide to waste website. To achieve our strategic objectives in managing waste and material resources, we engage a wide range of collaborators and stakeholders including policy makers, public sector bodies, research institutions, business, social enterprise, communities and citizens.

As the National Tourism Development Authority, Fáilte Ireland’s role is to support the long-term sustainable growth in the economic, social, cultural and environmental contribution of tourism to Ireland.

We work in partnership with Government, State agencies, Local Authorities, representative groups and industry, to develop tourism across Ireland by creating destination development plans and networks, investing in infrastructure, activities, visitor attractions and festivals. Fáilte Ireland also provides consumer and buyer insights, mentoring, business supports and training programmes and buyer platforms to help tourism businesses innovate and grow.

We work with thousands of organisations to implement and integrate effective address database management solutions tailored to their unique needs. Using the manpower and resources of An Post and the cutting-edge location technology of Ordnance Survey Ireland, our database of addresses is the most comprehensive and accurate source of address and location information in Ireland. From the smallest start up to the biggest nationwide service providers our products and services deliver results.

Healthy Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland. It is the Framework which brings together people and organisations from the length and breadth of the country into a national movement with one aim: supporting all of us to enjoy the best possible health and wellbeing. It is designed to include Government Departments, local authorities and public bodies, businesses and employers, sports and voluntary groups, communities and families. Healthy Ireland has four key goals: to increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life; to reduce health inequalities; to protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing and to create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

Rethink Ireland supports the most innovative non-profit organisations working in communities across the country. We believe that a team effort is more effective than working alone. So joining forces with the Government, companies, families, individuals, and foundations, who understand as we do that lasting change demands new thinking, is how we do business.

Together we create funds to help innovations rise to the challenges of our most pressing social and environmental issues. Our cash grants and business supports enable social innovations to develop and maximise their impact. Our role is to support these big thinkers with the resources to share and nurture their ideas so that what proves to be effective in their local community has the opportunity to impact our whole country. This is our venture philanthropy model.