Ulster Bank announced this week that applications for funding are now open for local not-for-profit projects focused on financial capability and enterprise, via its Skills and Opportunities Fund.
The bank is inviting community organisations with an eligible project or project idea to apply for grants of up to €35,000.
Applications open from Monday 5th until Friday 23rd February 2018. A shortlist of projects in each region will be put to the public vote from Friday 6th April to Friday 20th April 2018, with the winners being announced on Friday 25th May 2018.
Commenting on the fund, Interim Director of Customer Experience and Products at Ulster Bank, Joe Heneghan said, "We are extremely happy that the Fund has had such a positive impact in the three years since its launch, helping over 2,000 people, supporting the creation of over 300 jobs and 300 business start ups. These are important local initiatives that directly benefit people and wider communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing what this year will bring."