lightbody foundation community foundation northern ireland

Connecting people who care 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

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 of Inspiring Generosity

In 2019 we celebrated 40 years of connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 1979 we have awarded over £110 million in grants to individuals & local communities working to inspire generosity and achieve impact.

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 of Inspiring Generosity

In 2019 we celebrated 40 years of connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 1979 we have awarded over £110 million in grants to individuals & local communities working to inspire generosity and achieve impact.

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.

£73,000 awarded for innovative housing solutions 

4 Aug 2022

£73,000 awarded for innovative housing solutions 

The Community Foundation has awarded £73,000 of funding towards projects tackling housing and homelessness issues in NI.  The Housing and Homelessness Innovation and…

H&H programme
£1.7m to tackle climate action in Derry/Londonderry

26 Jul 2022

£1.7m to tackle climate action in Derry/Londonderry

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland are delighted to launch a five-year environmental project through the Acorn Farm in St Columb’s Park. The ambitious project…

Acorn Farm
Riding for the Disabled Association

25 Jul 2022

Riding for the Disabled Association

Riding for the Disabled Association, Coleraine provides equestrian therapy, challenges and fun to over 150 riders each year, of all ages with varying disabilities.…

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.

Our Partners

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