Sharing your bright idea for a better community

Applications to KBC’s Bright Ideas is now closed.

Currently all applications are in Judging. Regional winners will be announced shortly.


Bright ideas can be anything that makes a difference in your community, however here are some suggestions to get you started:

Bright Life – Will your bright idea reinvigorate people in your your community? If so, how?

Bright Spaces – Will your bright idea reinvigorate an area in your community? If so, how?

Bright Technology – Will your bright idea use technology to improve your community? If so, how?

Bright Youth – Is your bright idea youth-based or spear-headed by young people. If so, how?

Bright Green – Will your Bright Idea recognise the importance of environmentally friendly projects in your community? If so how?


Our regional judging panels in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Greater Leinster, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford, will decide on the best bright ideas in their region.

Whatever your county we will make sure your bright idea is judged by the regional panel closest to you.

The selected bright ideas will be announced in July by our panel and each selected entrant will be invited to an special event in their local KBC Hub to get their share of the €100,000 Bright Ideas fund to make their bright idea into a reality.

But that’s not all, if your bright idea is truly brilliant, it could also be selected for the final public vote.

We will select 2 bright ideas from each of the regions to go forward to an online public vote for the chance to get a further €5,000 of funding. Once again our judges will select the best Green Idea and this idea will be awarded an additional €2,500.