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Community Innovators Programme Is Back!

21 Aug 2019

Community Innovators Programme Is Back!

The Community Foundation is delighted to announce that a fresh cycle of our unique Community Innovators Programme, delivered in partnership with WorkWest, will open for…

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Gary Lightbody Launches The Lightbody Foundation

1 Jul 2019

Gary Lightbody Launches The Lightbody Foundation

Gary Lightbody, lead singer with the popular indie rock band Snow Patrol, has announced the launch of The Lightbody Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation…

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Techies in Residence Pitch for £25,000 Seed Fund

25 Jun 2019

Techies in Residence Pitch for £25,000 Seed Fund

Techies in Residence is a programme of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, delivered in partnership with Innovate NI and funded by Comic Relief. It was launched…

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Local Housing Causes Benefit From £500,000 As Nationwide Grant Opens

5 Jun 2019

Local Housing Causes Benefit From £500,000 As Nationwide Grant Opens

Local community housing projects and charities are being urged to put their case forward as Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, makes £500,000 available to…

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£840,000 Comic Relief Fund Now Opened!

5 Jun 2019

£840,000 Comic Relief Fund Now Opened!

Over the next two years we will be investing £84,000 of support from Comic Relief to the voluntary sector and community groups across four strategic areas: Children…

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Bank of Ireland and the Community Foundation partner to fund Tech for Good innovations

3 Jun 2019

Bank of Ireland and the Community Foundation partner to fund Tech for Good innovations

Bank of Ireland and the Community Foundation are teaming up to fund £25,000 to the best technology innovations for community benefit at a public event on 11th June in…

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Coming Soon – Nationwide Building Society Grants of up to £50,000

24 May 2019

Coming Soon – Nationwide Building Society Grants of up to £50,000

The Community Foundation will soon launch the Nationwide Grant scheme for 2019, to support housing and homeless projects – two of the most challenging issues facing…

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Launch of Pears Community Spaces Fund

23 May 2019

Launch of Pears Community Spaces Fund

The Community Foundation has launched a new fund in partnership with Pears Foundation, focused on encouraging and developing greater understanding between people of…

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Community Foundation announces £880,000 Comic Relief fund for Northern Ireland

8 May 2019

Community Foundation announces £880,000 Comic Relief fund for Northern Ireland

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has been appointed by Comic Relief to make £880,000 of funding available to voluntary sector and community groups here over…

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INNOVATIVE NEW FUND RAISES £45K FOR CHARITY First European trial of unique fundraising platform, Circle of Change, in Belfast hailed ‘a success.’

19 Apr 2019

INNOVATIVE NEW FUND RAISES £45K FOR CHARITY First European trial of unique fundraising platform, Circle of Change, in Belfast hailed ‘a success.’

The ‘Circle of Change’ a new fund set up by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has brought together a diverse group of people with a shared desire for social…

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‘Techies in Residence’ project, uHub, launches first of kind mental health app

1 Apr 2019

‘Techies in Residence’ project, uHub, launches first of kind mental health app

Following successful completion of the Techies in Residence programme, uHub Therapy Centre in Bangor is launching a new mental health website to help those at risk and…

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Funding advice and grants for Belfast based organisations working with the homeless

22 Mar 2019

Funding advice and grants for Belfast based organisations working with the homeless

The Community Foundation will be holding one to one advice clinics on April 11th and 16th for organisations working with the homeless and eligible to apply to the Oak Fund,…

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Newry Woman’s Legacy lives on through £16,000 grants to community organisations

13 Mar 2019

Newry Woman’s Legacy lives on through £16,000 grants to community organisations

The Ann McGeeney Charitable Trust which was established to support women working on peace building in and across communities throughout Ireland, is open for 2019 fund…

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Community Innovators Programme opens for applications with three promotional workshops in Belfast, Newry and Omagh

26 Feb 2019

Community Innovators Programme opens for applications with three promotional workshops in Belfast, Newry and Omagh

Our Community Innovators Programme, has reopened for applications from organisations focused on health and wellbeing. With three promotional taster workshops taking place…

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Techies in Residence – Call for techies!

1 Feb 2019

Techies in Residence – Call for techies!

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Techies in Residence Programme is looking for the best tech talent to help deliver a series of game changing ‘tech for…

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New fund rewrites the rule book on giving!

1 Feb 2019

New fund rewrites the rule book on giving!

A new fund set up by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has brought together a diverse group of people with a shared desire for social justice including a…

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Change Something Fund awards £50,000 in funding

14 Jan 2019

Change Something Fund awards £50,000 in funding

26 groups from across the Derry City & Strabane District Council area have been awarded a total of £50k funding to help ‘Make.Change.Happen’ through a series of…

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New ‘Change Something Fund’ judging panel announced

3 Oct 2018

New ‘Change Something Fund’ judging panel announced

A new judging panel made up of 13-24 year olds who will take decisions on the funding of young people’s projects throughout the Derry City and Strabane District Council…

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Techies in Residence to continue in 2019 with support from Comic Relief and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland!

25 Sep 2018

Techies in Residence to continue in 2019 with support from Comic Relief and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland!

Paul Braithwaite, Building Change Trust Programme leader looks ahead to an exciting future for the Techies in Residence Programme as a group which has already been through…

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NI women set to benefit from share of £3.4 million UK Tampon Tax Fund

25 Sep 2018

NI women set to benefit from share of £3.4 million UK Tampon Tax Fund

The Community Foundation is set to deliver a share of the UK Tampon Tax Fund to women in Northern Ireland and has opened a new fund to benefit women here. Grants of between…

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Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day

31 Aug 2018

Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day

The Women’s Fund for Northern Ireland is encouraging people to take part in its Golf Day on 21st September to help it continue its work supporting women across NI. The…

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Community Foundation and Deep RiverRock team up in new funding campaign for community groups!

29 Aug 2018

Community Foundation and Deep RiverRock team up in new funding campaign for community groups!

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland are thrilled to be working alongside Deep RiverRock on their new Thirst For Better campaign. In this campaign, Deep RiverRock…

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