Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund Opens for 2014

Developed through a partnership between Ulster Bank, The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, the Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund  is now accepting applications from all non-profit, voluntary and community based organisations.

Deadline for applications: 23 May

This year’s Fund will open for applications from Friday, 25 April until Friday, 23 May. Applications to the Fund will be shortlisted by The Community Foundation for Ireland and assessed by the Community Impact Fund judging panel with successful applicatns announced in September 2014.

Commenting on the announcement, Ulster Bank Chairman, Dr Phil Nolan, said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of our 2014 Community Impact Fund, its initiatives such as these that go a long way towards providing meaningful support right at the very heart of communities where it is needed most." 

Jackie Harrison, Fund Development Associate at The Community Foundation for Ireland also welcomed the Fund and commented: "We are delighted to work along-side Ulster Bank and The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund provides a timely boost to community and voluntary groups by supporting local entrepreneurship, employability and providing financial education to communities at grassroots level." 

In 2013, a total of €290,000 was awarded to 25 community-based organisations. Successful applicants from 2013 include Southside Partnership who received funding to provide 'Steps to Success' a women in business initiative and Galway Simon Community to provide a money management programme for service users. 

Download full guidelines here.