23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 January 2008 | News Community Foundation Northern Ireland has announced a £500,000 capital investment in Charity Bank. The funds will help Charity Bank to increase its affordable social loans to community organisations, charities and social enterprises in Northern Ireland.Avila Kilmurry from Community Foundation Northern Ireland said the social investment aims to ease the sector’s transition from dependence on European funding and to increase the sustainability and impact of local third sector organisations. In addition, Charity Bank is providing a social dividend to CFNI to help develop staff expertise in building community assets.“We are delighted to make this innovative investment and look forward to developing our relationship with the Charity Bank in the longer term”, said Avila Kilmurry, director of the Community Foundation for Northern IrelandMalcolm Hayday, Chief Executive of Charity Bank, welcomed the innovative investment. Says Hayday: “We look forward to developing our partnership, helping productive community asset-building and enabling disadvantaged communities to maximise income-generation. This will also strengthen the Community Foundation’s role as more than a grant-maker both in Northern Ireland and among community foundations.”Charity Bank is a unique organisation: the world’s only authorised bank that is also a registered general charity. Launched in 2002, it aims to transform the financial landscape of the sector by facilitating a more diverse approach to funding, improving organisational strength, and setting organisations on the road to independence.Organisations interested in finding out more should contact Fiona O’Toole at Community Foundation Northern Ireland on 028 90245927 or Niamh Goggin, Charity Bank on 07702 835672 for further details. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Foundation invests £500,000 in charity bank Tagged with: Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.