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Connecting
people who care

lightbody foundation community foundation northern ireland

with causes
that matter.

Connecting
people who care

lightbody foundation community foundation northern ireland

with causes
that matter.

Inspiring Generosity

We advise individuals, families and businesses on giving, philanthropy and funding, helping you find the best way to support the issues and causes that inspire you.

The Lightbody Foundation
Helping Hands

Achieving Impact

Our grants and programmes are accessible to those who need them, equipping and empowering the local community to create change.

What We Do

In a society where everyone can prosper and live in peace; we encourage and support those who want to give and empower the local community to effect change.

40 Years From Now

This year we celebrate 40 years of connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since we began we have awarded over £100 million in grants to individuals & local communities working to inspire generosity and achieve impact.

Forty years of The Community Foundation

Giving Back, Looking Forward.

What We Do

In a society where everyone can prosper and live in peace; we encourage and support those who want to give and empower the local community to effect change.

40 Years From Now

This year we celebrate 40 years of connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since we began we have awarded over £100 million in grants to individuals & local communities working to inspire generosity and achieve impact.

Forty years of The Community Foundation

Giving Back, Looking Forward.

Start A Fund

Setting up a fund through the Community Foundation is similar to having your own charitable trust but without the hassle of administration.

Our Impact

In the last 40 years, we have awarded over £100 million in grants to individuals & local communities.

Apply For A Grant

Find all our open grants here with details on the types of projects we support, who’s eligible and how to apply.

New website inspiring generosity and achieving Impact

2 Sep 2019

New website inspiring generosity and achieving Impact

This month, as we open five funding opportunities we’re delighted to welcome you to our new website.  Packed full of useful information about our work connecting people…

Foundation News
Mandatory voting,  participatory budgeting and connected politics could deepen democracy in Northern Ireland 

30 Aug 2019

Mandatory voting,  participatory budgeting and connected politics could deepen democracy in Northern Ireland 

Participants from a range of charities and voluntary organisations across Northern Ireland joined the Community Foundation to share input and discuss how our Civic…

Foundation News
Community Innovators Programme Is Back!

21 Aug 2019

Community Innovators Programme Is Back!

The Community Foundation is delighted to announce that a fresh cycle of our unique Community Innovators Programme, delivered in partnership with WorkWest, will open for…

Fund & Grant News

In the last 40 years, we have awarded over £100 million in grants to individuals & local communities.

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is a local, independent charitable foundation. We help communities in need, drive social change and change lives through impactful grantmaking and delivering innovative programmes.

Supporting bespoke giving and providing philanthropic advice we are a trusted, secure means through which donors choose how, when and where to give and we provide a range of management and grant making services for charitable funds.

Donate Now

You can give us a one-off donation or set up a regular payment now through our official Just Giving page.

Our Partners

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