2013 – The Ulster Bank Staff Charity Funds (SCFs) in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were set up to encourage employee payroll donations to charities. Staff donations are paid in monthly to the SCFs and the monies are matched by Ulster Bank, effectively doubling the value of donations accumulating in the Fund. The SCFs are managed by voluntary committees of staff, who meet quarterly to make decisions on the donations to be made from the Fund.
2013 – Long-term, it makes good business sense to help people manage money and become capable financial consumers. We believe the best place to start is with young people and that every child deserves to leave school knowing how to manage money, budget effectively and save for the future. As finance experts, we see real benefits in supporting schools to deliver financial education.
2013 – The Community Cashback Awards scheme enables employees to get a cash award each year for their chosen charity. Every employee can apply for an award of €250 each year for their favourite charity once they raise at least €250 in fundraising, or volunteer more than 19 hours in the year. The award is paid to their chosen charity.
2013 – In 2012 Ulster Bank developed a facility for our customers to donate to charity via any of our 1,100 ATM machines island-wide. Customers can donate from €1 to €250 to 14 well-known charities (8 in Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland). The charities were selected based on research to represent the causes closest to the hearts of Irish people: children’s welfare, cancer research, hospice care, disability support, homelessness, poverty, serious illness and third world aid. We wanted an initiative to raise awareness of ATM Giving with our customers and at the same time bring our people together as ‘one team’ behind a common cause of raising funds for our ATM Giving charity partners.
2013 – In partnership with The Wheel, the representative body that supports Ireland’s Not-for-Profit sector, we co-created a new proposition tailored to meet the needs of their members.