A total of €290,000 has been awarded to 25 community-based organisations (17 via our our sister organisation The Community Foundation for Ireland) across the island of Ireland as part of the Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund.
One such recipient was Foróige who work with almost 60,000 young people aged 10-18 each year through volunteer-led clubs and staff-led youth projects. Foróige were awarded €26k and will use the funds to expand their youth entrepreneurship programme to reach 2,000 young people in 2013/2014. They will also use the funds to add three modules on Financial Literacy to their current entrepreneurship curriculum.
Pictured above are (L-R) Andrew Cousins, Business Development Manager, Ulster Bank; David Thomas, MD Corporate Banking Division, Ulster Bank and Maria Fogarty of Foróige.
Click here for more info on Ulster Bank’s Community Impact Fund.