The original Iontaobhas Ultach Trust was established in 1989 to promote the Irish language as part of Northern Ireland’s shared cultural heritage. During its lifetime the Trust invested over £2million in a wide range of Irish language projects, classes, social events, publications, competitions, research, resources, and education projects.
In 2021 the Ultach Fund was established through a ‘Trust Transfer’. This would see the original Iontaobhas Ultach Trust formally close and its remaining assets be used to establish a new fund within the Community Foundation. The Ultach Fund will continue to meet the objects of the original Trust by supporting the work of communities across Northern Ireland who wish to use and promote the Irish language, through the work of registered charities, voluntary and community groups