The Vegan Information Project's Operations Fund

For: Vegan Information Project
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Organizer: Roger Yates
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The Story

The Vegan Information Project run volunteer, grassroots, vegan education events in Ireland. As we moved into World Vegan Month 2016, we, in association with VEGO (Vegan Education on the Go), had completed well over 300 HOURS of direct-to-the-public vegan education outreach, and recorded and published more than 50 "Vegan Information Day Video Diaries" which are short films documenting our 5-6 hour events. We speak to thousands of people about veganism, about the vegan-friendly eateries in the Dublin area, and we answer all their "vegan curious" questions. We NEVER suggest to anyone that they do less than go/live/be vegan and we believe that veganism is a radical justice-for-all philosophy about peace and ultimate non-violence.

The VIP do at least 5 hours of street education every week in Temple Bar Square, Dublin, and assist on Saturdays in Westmoreland Street. The Thursday events need your help in terms of funding (and, of course, physical help is always appreciated). This is because our Thursday events feature a full 3x3 metre weatherproof gazebo stall, literature, vegan-friendly food samples, videos, goods to exchange for donations, and the VIP "tea station" which is a cafe area where members of the public sit with a vegan volunteer and a free cup of tea and talk about all things vegan.

DUE TO THE SIZE OF THIS EVENT, WE USE A VAN (WE CALL HIM NEVILLE) and most of this fundraiser is to secure the van's yearly costs, and our public liability insurance expenses.

The VIP is an all-volunteer groups, so no funds are spent on wages.

Basic yearly operations cost breakdown...
Van Insurance per year - 478 euro
Van motor tax per year - 333 euro
Van annual vehicle test - 111 euro
Public Liability insurance per year - 345 euro

If we can meet around 1500 euro per year from this fund, we can pay these annual costs, plus van maintenance, etc., and be much freer to develop our campaigns and events. For example, we are very keen to develop this model of vegan outreach in other areas in Ireland.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 23, 2017

Posted on June 23, 2017

This is our latest (30 second) review of "Vegan Information Day:" 5-hours of no-nonsense vegan education in central Dublin every week.  If you are in Dublin on a Thursday, come and check us out in Temple Bar Square (1pm-6pm).

VIP website:

Posted on June 12, 2017

Posted on June 12, 2017

This video shows some scenes from our 5-hour vegan education events in Dublin. The Vegan Information Project run our "Vegan Information Days" in Temple Bar Square, Dublin, which is literally in the heart of the Irish capital. This video covers May 2017.

As well as locals, we get visited by lots of people from other parts of Ireland and many others from overseas. We describe many of our visitors as "vegan curious," which is why we've set up our unique "tea station" which is a small cafe area where people sit with a VIP volunteer and talk all things vegan.

We find that this relaxed atmosphere enables people to ask all their vegan-related questions, and learn about the justice-for-all philosophy of veganism.

Posted on May 16, 2017

Posted on May 16, 2017

The Vegan Information Project just spent a fruitful weekend in Cork, Ireland, which was hosting its first Vegfest. It was a great success. Along with our friends from Vegan Education on the Go (VEGO) and the Back Into Daylight vegan animal sanctuary - and with the help of Cork Vegans, the local grassroots group - we decided to go down a day earlier in order to try some vegan education outreach in Cork.

It was a good idea because both VIP and VEGO set up in Cork and both got lots of interest from the general public.

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