Available Grants

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Currently open calls

Closing Date: Jun 1, 2020 13:00

  • Area:

  • County Antrim

  • Grant size:

  • £10,000

  • Priorities:

  • The fund aims to make a small number of awards to those organisations working in the community and voluntary sector, who are delivering innovative and new projects offering additional value in social care at this time, in areas where statutory support is falling short of need, is limited, or in some places at the moment non existent, as the public sector focuses on emergencies. The area of benefit is County Antrim only.

The McCall Social Care Fund

The McCall Social Care Fund has been established by the McCall Foundation in partnership with the Department for Communities (DfC).

It’s the first of five philanthropic funds investing in the voluntary and community sector to roll out this year. Philanthropic funding has been secured from individuals, families and charitable trusts and is being matched funded by DfC to support innovative and sustainable projects within a broad range of themes across NI.

The McCall Social Care Fund will support social care in the Antrim area, with a particular focus on older people. The fund will be distributed in two phases, primarily focusing on the challenges within social care in a regime of isolation linked to covid 19. The fund will offer 5 grants of £10,000.

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The McCall Social Care Fund

Closing Date:

Jun 1, 2020 13:00

  • Area:

  • County Antrim

  • Grant size:

  • £10,000

  • Priorities:

  • The fund aims to make a small number of awards to those organisations working in the community and voluntary sector, who are delivering innovative and new projects offering additional value in social care at this time, in areas where statutory support is falling short of need, is limited, or in some places at the moment non existent, as the public sector focuses on emergencies. The area of benefit is County Antrim only.

The McCall Social Care Fund has been established by the McCall Foundation in partnership with the Department for Communities (DfC).

It’s the first of five philanthropic funds investing in the voluntary and community sector to roll out this year. Philanthropic funding has been secured from individuals, families and charitable trusts and is being matched funded by DfC to support innovative and sustainable projects within a broad range of themes across NI.

The McCall Social Care Fund will support social care in the Antrim area, with a particular focus on older people. The fund will be distributed in two phases, primarily focusing on the challenges within social care in a regime of isolation linked to covid 19. The fund will offer 5 grants of £10,000.

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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


Find out more

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

Find out more

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; vulnerable isolated people and families, particularly those living in rural areas; families where a parent/ both parents have lost their employment, or where children are living in poverty; children and young people’s projects, particularly focusing on the voice of young people and connecting through creative mediums

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, the National Emergencies Trust, Ulster Garden Villages Ltd, the ARN Foundation, Derry and Strabane District Council, VSB, DAERA, and the Bank of Ireland.)


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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; vulnerable isolated people and families, particularly those living in rural areas; families where a parent/ both parents have lost their employment, or where children are living in poverty; children and young people’s projects, particularly focusing on the voice of young people and connecting through creative mediums

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, the National Emergencies Trust, Ulster Garden Villages Ltd, the ARN Foundation, Derry and Strabane District Council, VSB, DAERA, and the Bank of Ireland.)

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Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £2,500

  • Priorities:

  • Community based food provision responses that support local families with children under the age of 10.

Comic Relief: No Child Goes Hungry – Community Support Programme

In our shared vision that we all want children to survive and thrive, achieve their potential during the first years of life through, for example good health, nutrition responsive and supportive caregiving and that no child is left behind, Comic Relief and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, in response to the current COVID-19 crisis, has developed, under the Children Surviving and Thriving Theme, the
No Child Goes Hungry - Community Support Programme.


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Comic Relief: No Child Goes Hungry – Community Support Programme

Ongoing - No Deadline

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £2,500

  • Priorities:

  • Community based food provision responses that support local families with children under the age of 10.

In our shared vision that we all want children to survive and thrive, achieve their potential during the first years of life through, for example good health, nutrition responsive and supportive caregiving and that no child is left behind, Comic Relief and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, in response to the current COVID-19 crisis, has developed, under the Children Surviving and Thriving Theme, the
No Child Goes Hungry - Community Support Programme.

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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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