Supporting the Community

The Central Bank of Ireland and its staff have always played a part in the community. We engage with the community through volunteering and providing support for charities, associations, foundations and NGOs in health, humanitarian and cultural sectors.

Charity Committee

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The Central Bank Charity Committee is a voluntary body tasked with managing the Central Bank’s Benevolent Fund. The Central Bank Commission has approved an annual fund of €200,000. The dispersal of this fund is focused on two programmes: our Partner Charities and Matching Funds. Every two years the Central Bank partners with five charities which are chosen by Central Bank staff. The partnership consists of a substantial financial donation in each of the two years as well as developing volunteering opportunities with the partners.

The Committee also disperses funds to other charities through the Matching Funds programme. Support to these charities consists of donations made to supplement money raised during Central Bank staff fundraising events. The Central Bank also makes monetary donations to Gaisce.

Our Partner Charities

Partner Charities

Volunteering

Volunteering

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

Boardmatch Ireland

We are proud to support Boardmatch Ireland, the national governance charity. Boardmatch seeks to improve governance within the not for profit sector by strengthening the boards of charities. Through the Board Match programme our staff are encouraged to give their time to becoming active voluntary directors on the boards of a variety of charities. The programme was originally introduced in the Central Bank in 2012 and it is now in its second phase. To date twenty Central Bank employees have joined charities involved in areas such as mental health, literacy, housing, women’s issues, cancer, youth work and drug dependency, among others. The programme has proven to be a meaningful, skills enhancing experience for both the individual and the charities involved.

Early Learning Initiative

The Central Bank is pleased to encourage staff to take part in the Early Learning Initiative, 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 dispositions, skills and knowledge needed to achieve their educational, career and life goals.

Junior Achievement Ireland

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

Money Skills for Life

The Central Bank also invites staff to become Money Skills for Life trainers. Developed by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, the programme sees Central Bank staff giving free one-hour personal finance talks to employees in other companies.

Business In The Community - Business Impact Map

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To gain a better understanding of how the Central Bank played a role in the community in 2015, have a look at the Business in the Community Business Impact Map.