Supporting the Community

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We have always played a part in the community through volunteering and providing support for charities and a range of organisations.

Docklands Inclusion

Established in 2018, the Docklands Inclusion Group is a sub-group of the Central Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Working Group, which supports and enables the employability and employment in Dublin’s Docklands community. We are committed to being a socially responsible and sustainable organisation, and our support of our local community is a key part of that. Our initiatives, which aim to support individuals from primary education level through to early careers and beyond, include:

  • Participation in the NEIC Transition Year Mentoring and Placement Programme
  • Bridging the Gap Programme
  • Scholarship Programme
  • Career Leap Placements and Workshops (in collaboration with SWAN Youth Services)
  • Docklands Careers Fair.

Charity Committee

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Our Charity Committee, made up of staff volunteers, manage the Benevolent Fund, and encourage our people to get involved in campaigns and events to raise money for good causes. The Central Bank Commission has approved an annual Benevolent Fund of €200,000 focused on two programmes: our Partner Charities and Matching Funds. Every two years the Central Bank partners with five charities, chosen by our employees. The partnership consists of a substantial financial donation each year and developing volunteering opportunities with the partners.

The Committee also donates funds to other charities through the Matching Funds programme. These funds are added to money our staff raise to support other Charities.

Our Partner Charities

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Volunteering

Volunteering

The Central Bank encourages and supports staff to take part in volunteering opportunities. Some of our ongoing projects include;

Junior Achievement Ireland

The Central Bank supports our people in volunteering in a schools programme run by Junior Achievement Ireland. This national programme encourages young people, in both primary and secondary school to staying in education and helps them develop key skills in areas such as communications and financial literacy.

Our volunteers teach a variety of Junior Achievement programmes in schools, and we also support a mentoring initiative.  We encourage volunteers to invite their classes to visit the Central Bank where they get to play financial literacy board games and find out more about what we do.

Early Learning Initiative

We encourage staff to take part in the National College of Ireland’s Early Learning Initiative (ELI), which aims to help communities in the Docklands through the provision of innovative parent and child-learning support programmes. These programmes enable children, young people and their families to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve their educational, career and life goals.

Money Skills for Life

We invite our staff to become Money Skills for Life trainers. The programme, developed by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, enables our staff to give free, independent personal finance talks to employees in other companies.

Applying for CSR support

All applications for corporate social responsibility support are reviewed by our CSR Working Group, composed of people from across our organisation. Applications will be assessed in terms of how good a strategic fit they are with our CSR priorities and current activities, and the budget required. Application for support must be made via the application form and emailed to csr@centralbank.ie

Business in The Community - Business Impact Map

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To gain a better understanding of how the Central Bank plays a role in the community, have a look at the Business in the Community Business Impact Map.