Over the last number of years, Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) has played a pivotal role in supporting the community and social economy sector in Northern Ireland.
In total, UCIT has approved loans in excess of £45 million to over 300 community organisations and charities. A number of these loans have been made to organisations within the Coleraine and Moyle areas.
UCIT was delighted to support Greenlight Gateway, Ballycastle, with a loan to enable the organisation to repay outstanding costs in relation to the expansion of their training café and garden shop. The organisation which was founded in 2005 provides meaningful work and training opportunities to young people and adults with severe learning difficulties as an alternative to traditional care services.
UCIT also provided a loan to Blythswood Care Ireland to assist with the purchase of the premises for their recently opened retail outlet in Coleraine. The profits of the shop which sells furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, small electrical items, toys, DVDs, CDs and much more, are used to help those in poverty across the UK, Ireland, Europe and around the world. For further information regarding the loans that Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) can provide, please call tel: 02890315003 or visit the Trust’s website at www.ucitltd.com.