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

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

22 Mar 2019

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, a fund managed by the Foundation.

Organisations who are interested in attending or applying for funding should be Belfast- based, focused on helping those experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness. This may include migrants, offenders, people with mental health needs, women or young people. Organisations should also be addressing at least one of the following priority themes: Increasing economic well-being; Improving the supply of low-income housing and housing opportunity and preventing homelessness.

Orla Black, Grants Director at Community Foundation for Northern Ireland said, “Opening in May 2019, this will be the second round of funding from the Oak fund, and grants of between £10,000 – £25,000 for internal capacity building, will be available for a duration of up to 12 months.
“Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate impacts in at least one of the following areas: An enhancement in skills or knowledge within an organisation; an expanded and/or more efficient and effective service offer, more robust organisational structures and processes and strengthened connections and/or a greater perception of your organisation locally.

“Our advice clinics be held between 1000-1300 at Community House, Belfast and will last for 20 minutes each. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance by emailing applications@communityfoundationni.org or calling the Grants Team 028 9024 5927.”

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