Community and Voluntary Award Fund Open to Applications

Community and voluntary groups across Ireland are once again been invited to apply for the Ulster Bank Sir George Quigley Award. This all-Ireland fund provides €10,000 (or Sterling equivalent) to the winning organisation.

About the Award

The Ulster Bank Sir George Quigley Award Fund, launched in April 2002, recognises the contribution of Sir George Quigley over 13 years as Chairman of Ulster Bank Group. The award fund, managed by The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, is available throughout Ireland and aims to help the community and voluntary sector reach sustainability.

Each year an award is made to an organisation within the community and voluntary sector working either in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland or on a cross-border basis.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Applications are being sought from groups involved in the development of community business; the encouragement of innovative approaches to volunteering; new community and voluntary based approaches to the social economy; or new ideas that offer the community and voluntary sector strategies for organisational sustainability.

The successful organisation will receive €10,000 (or Sterling equivalent) to implement their plans.

Previous Recipients

The Monaghan branch of Youth Work Ireland was awarded the prize in 2008. PIPS, of North Belfast, was successful in 2007, Concilium, also of North Belfast, in 2006, while the Ozanam House Community Resource Centre in Dublin was the award recipient in 2005.

Visit the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland website now to submit your application.

The deadline for applications is 19 March, 2010.