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Corporate Social Responsibility

AIB in the Community

At AIB, we recognise that our involvement and responsibility extends beyond commercial activities and AIB has an established culture of encouraging staff to actively support a wide variety of groups in our local communities. AIB is actively involved in financial education initiatives in communities and schools, and supports organisations such as the National Consumer Agency and Junior Achievement in their financial education programmes.

AIB has been associated with the GAAfor over 30 years and 2013 marked AIB's twenty second year as official sponsor of the GAA Football and Hurling All-Ireland Club Championships, which now encapsulates Junior, Intermediate & Senior level. In October 2013, AIB also announced the additional sponsorship of the AIB Camogie All Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Club Championships.The Bank seeks to support clubs throughout the country and elevate the profile of the AIB GAA Club Championships.

AIB's Add More Green Programme continued in 2013 with AIB supporting the GIY ('Grow It Yourself') Get Ireland Growing Fund, a community and environmental project. This fund is open to community groups, schools, allotments, community gardens and not-for-profits looking to develop or enhance an existing community food-growing initiative. In 2013, a total of 72 community food projects nationwide received grants from the GIY Get Ireland Growing Fund.

In 2013, AIB supported the Press Photographers Association of Ireland for the eleventh consecutive year in the Photojournalism Awards. These Awards are open to members of the Press Photographer's Association of Ireland, and celebrate and reward excellence in Irish Photojournalism. The AIB Photojournalism Exhibition visited 20 AIB branch locations nationwide and other venues throughout Ireland during the year. Classes for schools, camera clubs and photography students were also held.

AIB continued to support a number of charities across the country by organising a wide range of fundraising activities throughout the year. For example, various charities were invited into AIB Bankcentre to take part in a charity Christmas market in December. The money raised by purchases and donations made by AIB staff on the day made a tangible difference to these causes. EBS also continued itscharity support with anongoingpartnership with Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin. AIB GB and First Trust also undertook numerous staff fundraising initiatives throughout 2013 and the GB Staff Care Committee made its annual charity donation.

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