Funding Available for Community Initiatives


Launching the KBC Bright Ideas Community Fund Programme is Alex Corcoran Age 3 ¾. Picture: Jason Clarke Photography

Have you got any bright ideas that you think could help your local community?

KBC Bank’s Bright Ideas community support initiative has €80,000 to invest in local communities across Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. Whether your idea is new and innovative like starting a coding club, or tried and tested like creating a community garden, you could help your community benefit from the €20,000 that is to be allocated to each city.

According to KBC Bank Ireland’s CEO Wim Verbraeken, “KBC Bright Ideas is an initiative which will help to transform and improve local communities by providing much needed funding for worthwhile, innovative projects. Bright Ideas is aimed at people or organisations doing something different, creative and fresh. As the ‘Bank of You’, we want to hear from people who are really pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the box in terms of their concepts.”

Visit to download the application form and submit your idea, along with any documentation you think may help the judges, by the 30th of April.

Image: Hannah Corcoran, age 7 and Alex Corcoran Age 3 ¾ from Dublin and KBC Hub Managers David Murphy and Breda Gormally launch the KBC Bright Ideas Community Programme as new Hub opens in Grand Canal Plaza Dublin.
By Aimée MacLeod