Available Grants

Available Grants

All our current opportunities

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Currently open calls

Closing Date: Apr 17, 2020 09:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • £500-£5,000

  • Priorities:

  • Young people in the Dungannon District, with a particular focus on improving life chances and enhancing educational attainment.

The Dungannon Community Trust

The Dungannon Community Trust Fund is a fund aimed at supporting community based activities that will impact on the lives of young people in the Dungannon District, with a particular focus on improving life chances and enhancing educational attainment.

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The Dungannon Community Trust

Closing Date:

Apr 17, 2020 09:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • £500-£5,000

  • Priorities:

  • Young people in the Dungannon District, with a particular focus on improving life chances and enhancing educational attainment.

The Dungannon Community Trust Fund is a fund aimed at supporting community based activities that will impact on the lives of young people in the Dungannon District, with a particular focus on improving life chances and enhancing educational attainment.

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Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020 09:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £1750

  • Priorities:

  • Young people aged 15 to 19 years, interested in the arts, including creative arts, performing arts, and music.

The Thomas Devlin Fund

The Fund is a fund aimed at supporting young people aged between 15 and 19

The Thomas Devlin Fund has now opened for applications from young people, aged 15 to 19 years, who would like to study, or pursue a career, in creative arts, performing arts and/or music.

The Fund provides a bursary scheme that aims to provide gifted young people with exciting and unique opportunities to develop their skills and talent in creative arts, performing arts and/or music.

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The Thomas Devlin Fund

Closing Date:

Apr 9, 2020 09:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £1750

  • Priorities:

  • Young people aged 15 to 19 years, interested in the arts, including creative arts, performing arts, and music.

The Fund is a fund aimed at supporting young people aged between 15 and 19

The Thomas Devlin Fund has now opened for applications from young people, aged 15 to 19 years, who would like to study, or pursue a career, in creative arts, performing arts and/or music.

The Fund provides a bursary scheme that aims to provide gifted young people with exciting and unique opportunities to develop their skills and talent in creative arts, performing arts and/or music.

Find out more

Closing Date: Apr 23, 2020 13:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Grants of up to £2,000 are available and these must be spent within a year.

  • Priorities:

  • Education - Charities or projects that enhance learning and develop career opportunities; Health - Promote health and well-being; Social - Provide local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable and supportive communities.

The Wesleyan Foundation – Small Grants Programme

The Wesleyan Foundation was established in 2017. The Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants Scheme aims to support registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups with an annual income level less than £250,000.

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The Wesleyan Foundation – Small Grants Programme

Closing Date:

Apr 23, 2020 13:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Grants of up to £2,000 are available and these must be spent within a year.

  • Priorities:

  • Education - Charities or projects that enhance learning and develop career opportunities; Health - Promote health and well-being; Social - Provide local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable and supportive communities.

The Wesleyan Foundation was established in 2017. The Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants Scheme aims to support registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups with an annual income level less than £250,000.

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Ongoing (Rolling Programmes)

Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £1,000

  • Priorities:

  • Applications are invited for projects that can demonstrate how they are trying to address social injustice and what the impact of their work will be. In particular how they will encourage civic action, working with groups and individuals to get their voices heard by decision-makers.

The Pressure Group Fund

Purpose of the Fund

Throughout the Foundation’s history we have been committed to addressing the challenges of peacebuilding, social justice and effective community development. We believe in the power of community activity to change Northern Ireland for the better.

The common theme linking all our grant programmes is that they provide individuals and groups with tools and support to make positive changes to their lives. We want to raise awareness of social justice issues on behalf of vulnerable communities.

The Pressure Group Fund has been established in recognition of the contribution groups and people in our society, who are working towards supporting social change, can make through direct civic action, lobbying and campaigning. It is one way in which the Foundation can be responsive to needs and issues facing communities.

What is a Pressure Group?
A pressure group is an organised group that does not hold candidates for election, but seeks to influence and change government policy or legislation. They are also described as 'interest groups', 'lobby groups' or 'protest groups'. Pressure groups are not necessarily formally constituted as organisations.

What Do They Do?
Pressure groups allow people the opportunity to participate in democracy by being involved in social change without necessarily joining a political party. Pressure groups may be viewed as essential to democracy because they allow the free expression of opinion and the opportunity to influence governments.
Examples of sectors where pressure groups may focus on could include:
Culture
Environment
Human rights
Health and wellbeing
Poverty and inequality


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The Pressure Group Fund

Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £1,000

  • Priorities:

  • Applications are invited for projects that can demonstrate how they are trying to address social injustice and what the impact of their work will be. In particular how they will encourage civic action, working with groups and individuals to get their voices heard by decision-makers.

Purpose of the Fund

Throughout the Foundation’s history we have been committed to addressing the challenges of peacebuilding, social justice and effective community development. We believe in the power of community activity to change Northern Ireland for the better.

The common theme linking all our grant programmes is that they provide individuals and groups with tools and support to make positive changes to their lives. We want to raise awareness of social justice issues on behalf of vulnerable communities.

The Pressure Group Fund has been established in recognition of the contribution groups and people in our society, who are working towards supporting social change, can make through direct civic action, lobbying and campaigning. It is one way in which the Foundation can be responsive to needs and issues facing communities.

What is a Pressure Group?
A pressure group is an organised group that does not hold candidates for election, but seeks to influence and change government policy or legislation. They are also described as 'interest groups', 'lobby groups' or 'protest groups'. Pressure groups are not necessarily formally constituted as organisations.

What Do They Do?
Pressure groups allow people the opportunity to participate in democracy by being involved in social change without necessarily joining a political party. Pressure groups may be viewed as essential to democracy because they allow the free expression of opinion and the opportunity to influence governments.
Examples of sectors where pressure groups may focus on could include:
Culture
Environment
Human rights
Health and wellbeing
Poverty and inequality

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Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • £500-£2,000

  • Priorities:

  • Young people, older people or people with disabilities

The Telecommunity Fund Grant

The Telecommunity Fund was established with capital from BT, management and unions. It exists to support small, locally based grass roots community projects.


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The Telecommunity Fund Grant

Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • £500-£2,000

  • Priorities:

  • Young people, older people or people with disabilities

The Telecommunity Fund was established with capital from BT, management and unions. It exists to support small, locally based grass roots community projects.

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Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • £1,000 to £10,000

  • Priorities:

  • Isolated older people (aged over 50); as well as those people of all ages who are at increased risk, particularly in relation to poor mental health and wellbeing; and vulnerable isolated people and families, particularly those living in rural areas

Coronavirus Community Fund

Coronavirus presents a significant challenge for Northern Ireland and the voluntary and community sector.

It has been a huge shock on a global scale in the short term and is expected to have much longer term effects. The current outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives and is requiring rapid significant changes to how we function as a society.

In recognition of the effects of covid-19, the Community Foundation has developed a Coronavirus Community Fund for NI. In partnership with other funders (currently DfC, Ulster Garden Villages Ltd, the ARN Foundation, and VSB) The Corona Community Fund will support the community sector in Northern Ireland in both the short and longer term with both emergency and recovery support.


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Coronavirus Community Fund

Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • £1,000 to £10,000

  • Priorities:

  • Isolated older people (aged over 50); as well as those people of all ages who are at increased risk, particularly in relation to poor mental health and wellbeing; and vulnerable isolated people and families, particularly those living in rural areas

Coronavirus presents a significant challenge for Northern Ireland and the voluntary and community sector.

It has been a huge shock on a global scale in the short term and is expected to have much longer term effects. The current outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives and is requiring rapid significant changes to how we function as a society.

In recognition of the effects of covid-19, the Community Foundation has developed a Coronavirus Community Fund for NI. In partnership with other funders (currently DfC, Ulster Garden Villages Ltd, the ARN Foundation, and VSB) The Corona Community Fund will support the community sector in Northern Ireland in both the short and longer term with both emergency and recovery support.

Find out more

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Grants Team

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The Grants Team are here to support you with your application and monitoring, carry out due diligence and assessment of applications and to manage the Foundation’s funds to ensure we make effective grants and achieve impact.
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Grants Team

Achieving Impact

The Grants Team are here to support you with your application and monitoring, carry out due diligence and assessment of applications and to manage the Foundation’s funds to ensure we make effective grants and achieve impact.

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