Public invited to nominate local charities in AIB community fund

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AIB Group has launched its Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland.

The bank is asking its customers and the wider public in Galway to nominate registered charities that connect with causes that matter most to them and their communities.

AIB will allocate €700,000 to charities chosen by its customers and the public while €300,000 will go to charities chosen by the bank’s employees. 

The fund will be distributed following an online nomination process, one for customers and one for employees, and will be split across five regions, including Connacht.

Alan Lee, Branch Manager of AIB Salthill, said they are delighted to launch the fund to support the local charities that matter most to us in the area.

“We are inviting our customers and the public to nominate the charities they wish this new fund to support,” he said.

“The fund will be a great help to those initiatives already doing so much to support their local communities.”

Nominations are open and will close on 22 June 2022. The nomination form and full details on the AIB Community €1 Million Fund are available on the bank’s website.

Customers and the public are required to submit the registration number of the charity they are nominating in order to complete the form.

The bank will separately launch a process for AIB staff wishing to nominate charities in their communities.

Once nominations are confirmed, the top six nominees for each of the five regions will be asked to present to an AIB regional panel.

Four charities in each region will each receive €28,000, while two will each receive €4,000.  The selected charities will be announced in September 2022.