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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.

Thank You!

5 Feb 2020

Thank You!

As we finish celebrating our 40th anniversary year we would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the year celebrating and sharing the powerful impact…

Foundation News
Democracy Day 2020 focused on increasing public participation in democratic decision making at Stormont   

4 Feb 2020

Democracy Day 2020 focused on increasing public participation in democratic decision making at Stormont   

Fourteen new initiatives aimed at deepening local democracy in communities across Northern Ireland will share £500,000 of funding, mentoring and support from the Community…

Foundation News
Women and girls projects in Northern Ireland receive £131,600  funding boost from the Tampon Tax

16 Jan 2020

Women and girls projects in Northern Ireland receive £131,600  funding boost from the Tampon Tax

Grassroots groups working across Northern Ireland from Limavady to Banbridge have been awarded much-needed grants worth £131,600.00 to help support local women and girls…

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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