The Dungannon Community Trust
Who can apply:
Constituted organisations based in Dungannon District, who have a management committee and current bank account
The Dungannon Community Trust Fund will offer grants of up to £5,000 to projects based within the Dungannon District that meet the following criteria:
- Community based activities supporting young people with low levels of educational attainment, enhancing their opportunity to gain employment or further education.
- Priority will be given to projects supporting people aged 13-25
- Projects must take no more than 12 months to complete from the date of the first payment.
Examples of types of projects that may be supported within Fund themes:
- Education, training opportunities for young people with a learning disability or for those with low levels of educational attainment
- Initiatives to improve community facilities for those with a learning disability or for those with the low levels of educational attainment
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.
The Community 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 ie those linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.
In addition the Community Foundation will not support the following:
- The advancement of religion. This includes organisations whose purposes include advancement of religion;
- The establishment of endowment of any school or institution providing further education within the meaning of the education and libraries (Northern Ireland) order 1972;
- The provision of assistance to any Housing Association within the meaning of the housing (Northern Ireland) order 1976 – *Note: Housing Associations will be eligible for some funds, providing they meet all other eligibility requirements, and if they apply as part of a partnership project, and are not named as the applicant organisation.
In addition, the Fund will not support:
- Salary Costs – Sessional costs for projects such as tutor costs, venue hire will be eligible
- Trips outside Northern Ireland, holidays away, and one-off residentials
- Funding for projects that have already started
- Any projects that are clearly a statutory remit
Fund Application Guidance Top tips
- Read the guidance notes and ensure you are eligible to apply and your project meets the funding criteria
- Talk to the Grants Team – to confirm eligibility and iron out any queries you may have
- Think about the long term value of your project. The fund does not prioritise one off trips, or very short term projects. Ensure what you are applying for you would like to apply for is eligible
- Have your supporting documentation ready to upload (in one file rather than separate pages, per document) as part of your application, before the final closing date
- Check your budgets and ensure you can deliver on spend and project targets
- Keep answers concise and accurate, there is no need to go above 300 – 500 words
- Tell us about the project you are requesting funding for and clearly show the need, and link the identified need with the fund criteria
- Complete all questions on the application form accurately, e.g. committee details
- Submit the required documents as per the guidance notes, e.g. governing document
- Keep a record of your application
- If you are unsuccessful, ask for feedback to help improve your chances of success for future projects
- If successful, ensure that you spend the money as agreed in your letter of offer and keep any receipts that you may have, and evidence of the numbers attending, and evaluations for events. This will help you complete your end of grant form when your project is complete
- Ensure you complete your end of grant monitoring form on time. If you are having any problems with your project, in particular spend, please contact the Grants Team as soon as you can to discuss
- Take photographs and ask those who participated in your project for quotations. This will help show the real value and impact that your project has had
- And finally, use the learning to think about how you might be able to develop the project further. Think about what other funds you might apply for, to further develop the project.
Talk to the Grants Team for advice!
Applying for The Dungannon Community Trust Fund
The Fund is open from 9am 6th March 2020 to 17th April 2020 at 9am.
It is recommended that you read our Grant FAQs before starting your grant application. Should you have any further questions please contact the Grants Team on 028 9024 5927.