Begin Together

Begin Together

Belonging to a vibrant and supportive community can be very rewarding. But great communities and thriving towns don’t just happen. They need tireless commitment and active support, now more than ever.

Fortunately, in every town and village there are people of vision and inspiration, caring for those around them – and working hard to make things better for everyone.

Begin Together is a key part of Bank of Ireland’s support for building an inclusive and resilient society which will thrive in the challenges of today and into the future.

Tomorrow will be better if we begin together.

One of the many future-facing projects we’ve supported is Liquid Therapy. It was founded in 2011 to provide one to one support for young people who wanted to experience surfing but were unable to participate in mainstream opportunities. Learn more about Liquid Therapy and the impact the Begin Together funding has had for one of the families they support:

View all recipients of the Begin Together Community and Arts Funds below.


Begin Together Community Fund

The Begin Together Community Fund helps to make our communities stronger by providing grants to future focused projects. Working with The Community Foundation for Ireland, we support not for profit organisations to improve the financial, physical, or mental wellbeing of the communities they serve across the island of Ireland.




Begin Together Arts Fund

Through the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts, we are continuing a long legacy of support for the arts across the island of Ireland. Grants are awarded to artists working with their local community – creating inspiring works that help us all towards a brighter future.