Aldi Ireland has today launched its 2022 Community Grants programme, inviting charities and community groups across Ireland to apply for funding through their local Aldi stores.
Aldi noted that it will distribute more than 160 €500 bursary grants through the programme this year, totalling over €80,000 in funding for Irish causes that contribute vital work and services to their local communities.
The initiative was launched today by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, at Aldi’s Carrickmacross store, in Co. Monaghan.
Welcoming the initiative, Minister Humphreys said, “Our charities and community groups have gone above and beyond in recent months, supporting some of our most vulnerable citizens during the middle of a pandemic.
“Supporting and recognising the work of local community organisations is a priority for government and underpins our five-year rural development strategy, Our Rural Future,” Minister Humphreys added.
Bursary Donation Applications
Staff from each of Aldi’s stores, two distribution centres, and corporate offices will select a charity or community organisation in their local area to which to award the bursary, enabling Aldi’s staff to help the good local causes that they care about, the discounter explained.
Charities wishing to put themselves forward for the bursary donation can apply at any of Aldi’s 149 stores across the country.
John Curtin, group buying director, Aldi Ireland, commented, “While the past two years have certainly been challenging for many charities and community groups across the country, it is important now, as we return to some normality, that we continue to support the local organisations that make such a difference to the lives of so many in our communities.”