Raised so far


Raised of €250,000 goal


The Big Busk is right around the corner! Join us and help raise vital funds for the families and children currently experiencing homelessness in Ireland.


Currently there are 1,609 families including 3,431 children experiencing homelessness in Ireland. Please show your support and donate to help us raise vital funds.


Know anyone performing? Search for a specific busker and donate directly to their fundraising page to support their amazing fundraising efforts.


Today FM will be broadcasting live throughout the day on Friday, 10th March – you can expect interviews, musical performances...and a few surprises!


We have exciting performances lined up, from school choirs to ukelele bands and piano sessions! Scroll down to find out the full schedule for our seven locations, and pop in on the day to show your support.

Scrub up on your singing.
Gather your guitars.
Dig out the drums.
Join The Big Busk for Focus Ireland on Friday 10 March.
Proudly supported by Today FM.

Focus Ireland is once again partnering with Today FM for the Big Busk - Supporting the Journey Home. The Big Busk for Focus Ireland aims to tackle the issue of homelessness through the powerful medium of music, art, and performance. 

On Friday 10 March, acts will be performed in Irish Rail train stations and shopping centres nationwide to help raise vital funds for homelessness. We also strongly encourage individuals and groups to organise their own busking event in a location of their choosing, or even online. 

Today FM will explore all sides of the homelessness crisis in Ireland by bringing real stories to life from those who have overcome homelessness, those who are still affected, and those who are helping to make a difference. Special guests will be invited on the air throughout the day to share exciting performances as part of The Big Busk for Focus Ireland.


This year, with the support of Today FM and your amazing fundraising, we’re aiming to raise €250,000 to support people who are experiencing homelessness across the country.  

With almost 12,000 people currently homeless in Ireland, Focus Ireland and Today FM want you to join us in the fight against homelessness. We need your help now more than ever to support families and children experiencing homelessness on their journey to a home of their own. 

Play your part in the fight against homelessness and join The Big Busk for Focus Ireland on Friday 10 March.

About Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes across Ireland.

We are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong.

Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential and wrong because it can be prevented and solved; allowing it to continue undermines society.

We need to challenge our society to think and act differently.

We are committed to challenging everything about homelessness: the causes, systemic failures, people’s perceptions and how it is tackled.

Today FM

For the second year in a row, Today FM is proudly supporting the Big Busk for Focus Ireland.

Today FM is Ireland’s number one radio station for 20–44-year-olds with nearly 1 million people tuning in each week.

We are delighted to partner with them to bring awareness to the pressing issue of homelessness in Ireland.

On March 10, Today FM will be amplifying the voices of people who have either experienced homelessness themselves or who are playing an active role in the fight against homelessness.