Ulster Community Investment Trust

Ulster Community Investment Trust

13 - 19 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8AA
United Kingdom

UlsterCommunity Investment Trust (UCIT) is a ‘not for profit’ provider of loans and support to community organisations and social enterprises in Northern Ireland. As a charity, all profits generated by UCIT are recycled for reinvestment into the sector.

Since 2001, UCIT has assisted over 100 community organisations and social enterprises in Northern Ireland, both large and small, through providing loans totalling in excess of £16m.

Typical projects we have supported include Enterprise and workspace projects, Tourism initiatives, Rural development projects, Training initiatives, Childcare schemes, Housing associations, Community transport, Environmental initiatives, Sports and recreation facilities and Charitable organisations.

Why we are different

  • No arrangement fees or penalties
  • Understanding of the sector
  • Affordable interest rates
  • Responsible lending
  • Working solely with community organisations & social enterprises

Loans are available for many purposes including:

  • Buildings and equipment
  • Bridging finance against delayed grants
  • Restructuring of existing debt
  • Working capital
  • Cash shortfalls

To see case studies of some of the groups we have worked with visit our website www.ucitltd.com If you would like a chat about whether a loan is the right option for your organisation, contact UCIT on tel: 028 90315003

 

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Reverend Aonghus Mayes rector, St. James’ Church of Ireland, Moy and Alan Moneypenny, Chairman of UCIT
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

A new £2m fund has been launched by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) to assist church groups and faith-based organisations across Northern Ireland.
Dylan, Caoimhe, Dexter and Honey-Rae  from Chirpy Chicks Pre-School Playgroup with Peter Smyth and Erskine Holmes UCIT
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

A popular County Down playgroup that was on the verge of closure only three years ago has secured vital funding of £12,000 to help modernise its offering.
Phelim Sharvin, UCIT, speaking at last year's Social Value conference
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs from across Northern Ireland are being sought for a Dragons’ Den style event and the chance to win £1,500.
Francesca Kelly, Aurora Counselling and Damian McAteer, Vice Chair of UCIT
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

An innovative community fund is helping address a gap in the provision of counselling services in Derry / Londonderry for young people, but more needs to be done according to a local charity, Aurora Counselling.
Building Better Futures fund 'serves up' £850K in funding
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

A £1million community fund which provides small, unsecured loans to social enterprises and charities has committed £850K to 36 groups in Northern Ireland in just 18 months, including a training provider which has been saved from closure.
Pictured at the site of the new McDonald Centre are Tommy Whiteside, Treasurer of Crusaders FC; Stephen Baxter, Manager of Crusaders FC; Alan Moneypenny, Chairman of UCIT; Roy McDonald and Jim Crothers, Hubb Resource Centre
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

Crusaders Football Club (FC) is investing £1.2m to build a new education centre that aims to help people in the local area gain qualifications and tackle long-term unemployment.
Phelim Sharvin, Associate Director, UCIT and Pól Deeds, CEO of An Droichead
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

Northern Ireland’s burgeoning cultural and language sector could expand their activities if more groups made use of social finance.
Phelim Sharvin 'kicks-off' UCIT's £4m Sports Fund
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

The Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) has ‘kicked off’ a dedicated £4m fund for sporting organisations seeking finance.
The Strand Arts Centre and Destined Enterprises have already received support from the Building Better Futures Fund
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

Demand for loans from an innovative community fund has exceeded all expectations. In just over six months the ‘Building Better Futures Fund’ has committed over £500K to almost 30 groups across Northern Ireland.
£1M FUND LAUNCHED TO ‘BUILD A BETTER FUTURE’
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

Three leading local charities have joined forces to unlock a £1m fund for community-based groups making a positive difference to society across Northern Ireland.

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  • Trudi Dunbar