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UCIT

13-19 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8AA
United Kingdom

Sectors

Advice services

UCIT is the key provider of social finance, free advice, business
support and mentoring to the social economy sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Need for Social Finance

More and more community enterprises are realising that grants cannot fully meet all of their funding needs. It is now becoming necessary for them to generate their own capital in order to fulfil both development and cash flow requirements. Consequently loan funding, and in particular Social Finance, is becoming a primary tool in satisfying these needs.

Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd (UCIT) was established in 1995 in response to decreasing grant support from government and the difficulties experienced by community organisations in accessing commercial loan facilities. The organisation now stands as the key provider of social finance, free advice, business support and mentoring to the social economy sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

As a registered charity, all profits generated by UCIT are recycled for reinvestment into the community and social enterprise sector.

UCIT's Content

Loan from Building Better Futures Fund enables Strand Arts Centre to grow its artistic programme and increase revenue
Tuesday / 03 October 2017 10:43am

Loan from Building Better Futures Fund enables Strand Arts Centre to grow its artistic programme and increase revenue

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The Centre has obtained a loan from the Building Better Futures Fund to finance the acquisition and installation of a new digital projector.

Loan from Building Better Futures Fund assists North Belfast Charity to continue to provide vital counselling services
Tuesday / 12 September 2017 11:49am

Loan from Building Better Futures Fund assists North Belfast Charity to continue to provide vital counselling services

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Launched in 2010, Jigsaw Community Counselling Centre seeks to improve the lives of those living in North Belfast through the provision of a caring, professional and confidential counselling service.

Faith Groups Missing out on Funding
Tuesday / 06 June 2017 10:17am

Faith Groups Missing out on Funding

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Churches and faith groups in Northern Ireland are missing out on funding opportunities to support new and existing projects according to a local charity.

UCIT ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Tuesday / 23 May 2017 9:30am

UCIT ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS

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Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) has announced a new Chairman as part of a number of new Board appointments.

Record Loans for Social Finance Company
Wednesday / 19 April 2017 10:28am

Record Loans for Social Finance Company

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Northern Ireland’s largest social finance lender, the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT), has revealed that it has had its busiest start to a year ever with almost £2m in new facilities approved or drawn down in the first quarter of 2017.

Mental Health Charity Conquers the Dragons' Den
Monday / 03 April 2017 9:38am

Mental Health Charity Conquers the Dragons' Den

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TAMHI (Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues) has won £1,500 at a Dragons' Den style event organised by Social Enterprise NI and sponsored by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT).

‘NEW ARRIVAL’ FOR STRABANE TRAINING SERVICES
Monday / 27 March 2017 9:48am

‘NEW ARRIVAL’ FOR STRABANE TRAINING SERVICES

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Support from UCIT is helping Strabane Training Services open a new crèche

Friday / 30 September 2016 3:21pm

FUNDING BOOST FOR NI COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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£350,000 Loan Fund Launched

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Trudi Dunbar