Bank of Ireland lodges €500,000 to boost charity's education fund
Bank of Ireland is to support The Society of St Vincent de Paul with a €500,000 donation to the charity's Higher Education and Training Bursary.
The bursary will be distributed to those who need it through the various SVP conferences in communities nationwide.
The aid will help individuals who, without assistance from the bursary, would not otherwise be able to access or continue in higher education.
In 2015 SVP spent €4.6m on education, supporting students of all ages from primary to third level.
A significant proportion of this amount went directly to supporting a wide cross section of school-leavers gain entry to education and training programmes in order to achieve a higher level qualification.
"Bank of Ireland has a strong relationship with the SVP dating back to 1945 with many of our staff regularly volunteering and raising funds to support the great work done in communities around the country," Bank of Ireland ceo Richie Boucher said yesterday.