Temple Villa AFC and South Westmeath Employment Education and Training Services (SWEETS ) Ltd, both from Westmeath, celebrated this week after they became the lucky recipients of €500 in funding from the EBS Community Fund. In addition to this one of the winners will be selected to go forward to represent their county and be in with a chance of receiving €10,000 in funding from EBS Building Society.
People all over Westmeath showed their support for local community groups, clubs, and causes by nominating them for the EBS Community Fund. All people had to do was fill out a nomination form at their local EBS offices. Thousands of entries were received through this year’s EBS Community Fund.
Aidan Power, head of marketing at EBS, said, “Community groups, organisations, and volunteers make up the fabric and lifeblood of communities throughout Ireland. The selfless work that happens in this country on a daily and weekly basis helps to enrich the communities where we live and work and improve the quality of life in Ireland. The Community Fund is a mechanism which allows us to reward and recognise some of this work on a regular basis.
“Over the past number of years, the EBS Community Fund has rewarded small charities, voluntary groups, clubs, and organisations that make a positive impact on their communities. The nominations are not confined to any type of organisation and can be anything from a football club to a homework club or a support group that helps the elderly. We are delighted to be able to contribute to the communities in which we work and I hope the funding helps these groups to continue the great work they’ve been doing in their communities.”
For more information about the EBS Community Fund log onto www.ebs.ie