Community Link
  • We work together with communities to identify and solve problems, build socially valuable relationships and support leadership development.

About Community Link Challenge 2017
CIMB Foundation was launched in 2007 as the Corporate Responsibility and philanthropic platform for CIMB, marking a shift in the Group’s Corporate Responsibility strategy. CIMB began moving towards long-term programmes that bring sustainable community benefits under its four pillars: Health and Community Well-Being, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Climate and Environment.


Our Project
CIMB Foundation was launched in 2007 as the Corporate Responsibility and philanthropic platform for CIMB, marking a shift in the Group’s Corporate Responsibility strategy. CIMB began moving towards long-term programmes that bring sustainable community benefits under its four pillars: Health and Community Well-Being, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Climate and Environment.

a. Community Health and Well-Being

b. Education

c. Economic Empowerment

d. Climate and Environment



How to Apply
7 Project Clusters
Community Link 2017 support covers 7 clusters for community programmes in Malaysia. Your project application for Community Link grant must be in line with the 7 clusters.
  • 1. Capacity Building
    • Community Link supports skills or vocational training for underserved communities. Our objective is to provide occupational skills training to increase productivity or employability of the underserved communities.    
    • The target groups:    
    i. At Risk Youths    
    ii. Underserved Women or Single Mothers   
    iii. Disabled Communities   
    • Grants available to upgrade an existing programme or to create a new programme.
  • 2. Active Lifestyle
    • Community Link wants to promote healthy lifestyle amongst the community. Our objective is to use sports as a platform for Malaysians from different backgrounds to practice a healthy lifestyle and socialise with each other. 
    • Grants available for community based health sessions, sports clinics or community sports competition.
  • 3. Healthcare
    • Community Link supports medical programmes for underserved communities or communities who have no access to medical care in Malaysia. Our objective is to bring healthcare to communities who cannot afford or do not have access to healthcare. 
    • Grant available for health screenings, cataract operations or eye screening programmes for the underserved communities.
  • 4. Education
    • Community Link supports additional educational programmes for school children and youths. Our objective is to provide additional learning activities to improve the performance of school children and youths. 
    • Grants available to run English literacy programmes.
  • 5. Environment
    • Community Link supports programme to improve the environment. Our objective is to engage our local community to understand and to care for their environment and to make a difference. 
    • Grants available for environment clean up programmes, waste management or tree planting activities/
  • 6. Cultural
    • The Foundation supports cultural preservation programmes that focus on preservation, documentation and promotion of our living and built heritage. Our objective is to preserve and share our diverse Malaysian culture with future generations.
    • Grants are available for cultural education, cultural preservation programmes, programmes which celebrate the diversity of Malaysia and programmes promoting unity amongst all Malaysians.
  • 7. Welfare
    • Community Link provides financial resources to improve the quality of life in public children's homes or old folks homes. Our objective is to provide the resources to improve the living conditions at public homes. 
    • Grants available to refurbishing and reequipping homes to provide better care for the patients or clients. We can include educational support for children's homes.
List of Projects
29 July 2019
Softball programme launch at SMK Persisiran Perdana, Johor.
27 July 2019
Craft Making and Sewing Skills Training For Underserved Communities in Seberang Prai, Pulau Pinang
20 July 2019
Agroprenuership Development for Rural Women Farmers in Keningau, Sabah.
15 July 2019
FoodBike Stall for Disabled Community.
9 July 2019
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Health Screening.
6 July 2019
Mangrove Replanting Programme at Sungai Kerteh, Terengganu.
1 July 2019
Kelab Robotik @ Sekolah Kebangsaan Ahmad Pekan, Pahang.
30 March 2019
Solar Home System for Rural Communities in Karak.
26 February 2019
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Health Screening in six areas.
26 February 2019
Upgrading Motor Mechanics Workshop at Montfort Youth Centre, Melaka.
18 February 2019
Food Bike Stall for The Disabled Community.
26 January 2019
Improving the Social Welfare of Children from Underserved Families @ Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Al-Ihsan Kuala Lipis, Pahang.
15 January 2019
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Health Screening.
11 January 2019
Health Awareness Through Shenlong Tai Chi Qong at Rantau, Negeri Sembilan.
19 November 2018
Launch of Vision For The Poor @ Pokok Sena and Changlun, Kedah.
15 October 2018
Food Bike Stall For The Disabled Community.
13 October 2018
Sewing Skills Program for Underserved Communities in Teluk Intan, Perak.
23 September 2018
Gift of Sight and Medical Camp for Underserved Communities.
18 September 2018
Sensory Therapy Room for Special Needs Children.
26 August 2018
Confucian Alumni Choir Project.
24 August 2018
Medical Outreach for Rural Communities.
15 August 2018
Pos Lemoi Community Development Programme.
11 August 2018
Launch of Community Link in Indonesia.
3 August 2018
Sensory Room for Special Needs Children @ SK Setia Alam, Selangor.
15 July 2018
Zero Waste and Urban Farm Community Model in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
14 May 2018
Setting Up For Home Science Room at Selangor and Federal Territory Association For The Mentally Handicapped.
5 May 2018
Brightening Lives Programme For Rural Communities.
3 May 2018
Rehabilitation Room for Special Needs Children at SK Laguna Merbok, Sg. Petani, Kedah.
7 April 2018
Anti-Dengue Programme in Skudai, Johor.
6 April 2018
Mental Health Awareness Workshop with Medical Student of Mahsa University.
4 April 2018
Project Needs.
28 March 2018
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Mobile Health Screening.
4 February 2018
Rock Melon Farming for Rural Communities.
8 January 2018
Project Needs.
26 May 2017
Consumer Contact Centre with CIMB Foundation through Community Link presented 275 new books collected through the ‘Book Drive” held at MBC.
26 May 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Jalan Simpang Empat supports an occupational skills training programme for at risk youths at Youth Centre in ICT Training.
6 May 2017
Community Link with CIMB Bank Kuala Terengganu embarked on a programme with 5 schools to educate children on agriculture techniques to create edible gardens in schools as in Kangar.
29 April 2017
Community Link with CIMB Bank Kangar embarked on a programme with 5 schools to educate children on agriculture techniques to create edible gardens in schools.
29 April 2017
Students from SK Pendidikan Khas were enjoyed today to play with animals at petting zoo in Bukit Badong, Kuala Selangor.
22 April 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bukit Gambir together provides support for 23 Children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Islam Ledang (PKAYIL).
19 April 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Glenmarie 8 supports an occupational skills training programme for at risk youths at Montfort Boys Town, Shah Alam.
8 April 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Teluk Intan supports a skills training programme for single mothers and underserved women in Teluk Intan.
29 March 2017
CIMB Foundation presented gifts to the 35 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas Jalan Batu
26 March 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Kuala Pilah contributed 200 bicycles to 200 needy school children from 60 schools in Kuala Pilah.
19 March 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Batu Feringghi branch is partnering Penang Deaf Association to support 2 programmes, baking and sewing skills training for the hearing impaired community.
5 March 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Ringlet Branch has partnered with Lions Club of Hillview Cameron Highlands to bring the “Gift of Sight” to the rural communities in Cameron Highlands.
2 March 2017
Community Link though CIMB Bank UPM Branch is supporting University Putra Malaysia to convert used cooking oil into B10 bio diesel.
25 February 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Pekan branch has upgraded the ICT infrastructure for SK Tanah Putih school in the outskirts of Pekan.
14 January 2017
Community Link through CIMB Bank Taman Impian Emas branch provided support for the Residents Association of Tmn Impian Emas to clean up the surrounding areas of Taman Impian Emas and remove the breeding grounds of the Aedes mosquitos in their community.
12 October 2015
Reef Check Malaysia (RCM), together with 120 volunteers from CIMB, the village and the general public, conducted the clean ups
1 December 2014
Rumah Amal Kulim has 58 students, of which 23 have been selected to join the Rumah Amal Hope Gardening Agricultural Programme.
1 December 2014
CIMB Foundation’s gotong-royong programme promotes cleanliness to commercial shoplot tenants.
1 December 2014
CIMB Foundation approved a grant of RM44,850 to help fishermen in Terengganu raise their incomes above the national poverty line.
1 December 2014
E-Magineers initiated an ecology education programme called Sustainable Eco Education Development for Schools (SEEDS) Malaysia.
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