The fund will provide valuable investment for community initiatives making a difference in towns and villages across Northern Ireland.
The fund will enable those organisations who are making the lives of others in their communities better, by improving their financial, physical, and mental wellbeing.
You do not have to have a constitution to apply to this fund. We will discuss your project with you in advance of application if you do not have certain governance requirements for funding in place.
We want to support smaller, grassroots organisations delivering great work. For this reason whilst groups with an income of up to £30,000 per annum are eligible to apply preference will be given to groups with an income of up to £10,000.
Community Investments available: Up to £2,000
Applications are sought to support both new and existing activities and projects that enhance the financial, physical and/or mental well being of people in communities. We will support new or existing community initiatives that have a particular focus on addressing the challenges people are facing around the rising cost of living.
Community projects should focus on improving at least one of the following:
Applications for funding within one or other of these themes could be to support:
We want to prioritise projects that:
Please note that the Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes. Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy. We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.
In addition we are unable to fund the following:
Additional Supporting Information
Your application will only be assessed if you provide all of the supporting documents required as detailed below, however, if you have applied for a grant with the Community Foundation Northern Ireland in the last 12 months and provided the above supporting documents then, there is no need to upload again.
As this is a Fund with a rolling call process there is at present no set closing date for the receipt of applications. However the Foundation reserves the right to announce a closure date subject to the number of awards made and the remaining funds available for distribution. In such circumstances the Foundation will give two weeks notice of any closing date that is then to be set, which will be published online and through our social media.
Applications will be submitted online through our website www.communityfoundationni.org.
If you are unsure about any of the above text or have any other queries then please contact the Grants Team via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing - No Deadline
Up to £2,000
Financial wellbeing, physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing. Focus on the positive contribution of people within the community. Enable active participation of a community in decision-making and involvement in making their community a better place to live in. Focus on the assets within the community which the project will use to make the community a better place to live in. Help get people engaged in taking community action where it hasn’t happened before to make the community a better place to live in. Projects that address more than one particular strand of well being.
As this is a Fund with a rolling call process there is at present no set closing date for the receipt of applications. However the Foundation reserves the right to announce a closure date subject to the number of awards made and the remaining funds available for distribution. In such circumstances the Foundation will give two weeks notice of any closing date that is then to be set, which will be published online and through our social media.APPLY NOW