Ulster Bank Skills and Opportunities fund to award grants worth a further € 290,000 in its second year

Members News - Feb 03, 2016

You don’t need us to tell you what great work you do in our local community; but we can tell you about how Ulster Bank is making a difference to communities across the island of Ireland.

Last May, Ulster Bank launched its Skills & Opportunities Fund, announcing that the bank will provide £300,000 in grants each year over three years to community organisations supporting disadvantaged communities throughout the island of Ireland. Since then, ten not-for-profit organisations in Dublin, Cork, Clare, Sligo, Limerick, Louth, Dublin and Belfast have obtained grants ranging from €10,000 to €50,000 to deliver projects that help people access the skills and opportunities to enable them to find work or to start a business.

The application window for Round 1 2016 is open from 12 noon on Monday 1 February until 12 noon on Friday 19 February.

So spread the word and help us build stronger communities together.

Just go to the website below where anyone interested can find out more about the Skills & Opportunities Fund, including updated regional funding priorities; application criteria and guidance, as well as details of the public voting process to help decide the winners.You are eligible to apply for a grant if you are a charity, social enterprise, community group or state-funded school or college based in Ireland or Northern Ireland, who help people in your community access the skills and opportunities to support themselves.