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.

Coronavirus Community Fund

Joining the wave of generosity from communities across Northern Ireland, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has opened a community fund for charitable groups supporting vulnerable individuals dealing with emerging issues from Coronavirus.  

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.

Coronavirus Community Fund

Joining the wave of generosity from communities across Northern Ireland, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has opened a community fund for charitable groups supporting vulnerable individuals dealing with emerging issues from Coronavirus.  

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.

ARN Foundation contributes an additional £100,000 to the Coronavirus Community Fund 

28 Mar 2020

ARN Foundation contributes an additional £100,000 to the Coronavirus Community Fund 

The Community Foundation welcomed an additional contribution of £100,000 from the ARN Foundation today, funding which is much needed in Northern Ireland . The ARN…

Foundation News
We are overwhelmed with the response to the Coronavirus Community fund 

27 Mar 2020

We are overwhelmed with the response to the Coronavirus Community fund 

The number of groups seeking funding through the Coronavirus Community Fund is high and we are continuing to receive applications on a daily basis – All proof of the…

Foundation News
Communities rally together to offer support to the vulnerable 

26 Mar 2020

Communities rally together to offer support to the vulnerable 

In just over a week the Coronavirus Community Fund has received 286 applications and £119,000 has been awarded to groups seeking to help the vulnerable in their…

Foundation 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.

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