Ulster Bank has just launched their new Not For Profit service. Here is some of the activities Ulster Bank is already involved with and a video explaining where Ulster Bank can help.
Ulster Bank believes in supporting strong businesses and helping our communities to thrive. We have a long-standing culture of community investment, supporting enterprise and financial education in our schools and communities, and encouraging our staff to fundraise and volunteer for the causes they are passionate about.
Ulster Bank Not For Profit
Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund
This is an island of Ireland Fund of £250,000 that provides grants to community organisations to help them deliver financial education, financial inclusion and enterprise development initiatives. The Fund is managed by our key partners, The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland. In 2013, 17 community organisations in Ireland and 8 in Northern Ireland have received grants ranging from €1,000 to €40,000. The funding will help these organisations deliver innovative and sustainable projects that have long-term benefits for our local communities. For further details visit:
Ulster Bank Community MoneySense
MoneySense for Schools is the largest schools financial education programme on the island of Ireland. Delivered online, it is free to all schools and provides over 40 hours of resources to support teachers in delivering financial education. More than 70% of secondary schools island-wide now use the programme, reaching over 36,000 students so far. MoneySense makes personal finance fun for students and teachers, equipping tomorrow’s generation with the skills and confidence they’ll need to avoid debt, manage their money, and make the best financial choices for themselves, their families and communities.
Ulster Bank Community Give A Day
Our Give A Day scheme offers staff an extra day’s annual leave to give their time as volunteers and fundraisers to a charity or cause that matters to them. Hundreds of charities island-wide benefit each year from the active participation of our people in Give A Day.
Ulster Bank Community Payroll Giving
Through our Payroll Giving scheme, our staff can choose to donate funds directly from their salaries. We match this contribution so the chosen charity gets double the donation.
Ulster Bank Community Cashback
Community Cashback rewards our staff, who volunteer or fundraise outside of work hours. They can claim a €250 cash award each year for their chosen charity, once they raise at least that amount themselves, or give 80 hours of their time in volunteering for the charity.
Ulster Bank Community ATM Giving
Our ATM Giving scheme is the only scheme of its kind in Ireland, enabling customers to donate to charities free of charge via our ATMs. The 16 charities benefiting in 2013 are:
- Irish Cancer Society
- Concern Worldwide
- Irish Heart Foundation
- Irish Hospice Foundation
- Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
- Simon Communities of Ireland
- Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children
- Barnardo’s Northern Ireland
- Simon Community Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke
- Northern Ireland Hospice
- Disability Action
- BBC Children in Need
- Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) (which will be activated for international aid appeals)