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Your Funds

Your Funds

Over 65 Funds, Giving To Hundreds Of Communities

Your funds are helping individuals, families and organisations to give with impact and change lives.

Thematic Funds

Acorn Fund

This Fund Will Open in October 2019

  • Area:

  • Derry~Londonderry

  • Priorities:

  • Children and Young People, Older People and Local Impacts of Climate.

A fund made up of donations from generous people in the Derry - Londonderry area who aim to make a positive contribution towards improving the lives of people and the community in their locality. Since 2012 we have awarded small grants to charitable and community groups where the need is greatest and where they can make a significant difference.

Circle of Change Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Belfast

  • Priorities:

  • Funding projects that are innovative or new, and that can't be funded by statutory funds. We want to support projects that are addressing the systemic causes of poverty; or that recognise the legacy of underlying sectarianism that influences many of our social problems.

We're a group of people from all backgrounds from around Belfast who have come together to talk about and learn from each other about the root causes of issues affecting our communities, and over 6 months we pool our fundraising and make grants to organisations working on those issues.

Destitute Asylum Seekers Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Destitute asylum seekers who are actively engaged in supporting others, including by giving other asylum seekers assistance, mobilising and lobbying for change, providing interpreting/translation for peers and providing care to other vulnerable persons.

Northern Ireland has around 50 individuals at any one time who are destitute because of their asylum status. This means that they have no adequate accommodation, are unable to meet their other essential living needs, and have no means to do so. This fund celebrates the compassion, public spirit, selflessness, generosity, leadership, civic engagement, ethos of service that these individuals are representing in our community.

Dungannon Community Trust

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Dungannon District

  • Priorities:

  • Community based activities supporting young people aged 13 - 25 with low levels of educational attainment and which enhance their opportunity to gain employment or further education.

A restricted endowment fund for the Dungannon District area, this fund was transferred to the Community Foundation to manage and award grants in support of disadvantaged young people from the district.

Older People’s Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Provision of small grants to support independence, isolation and safety issues, and encourage older people to live active lives.

The Older People’s Fund offers funding for locally based community projects that are planned and run by and for older people. Originally called the Turkington Fund, it was created with financial support from NICVA via resources from Turkington and Seapark and is managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The fund has grown significantly in recent years with additional investment.

One Small Step

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Encouraging initiatives that stimulate people into action to build a peaceful future.

This fund was established by the Community Foundation in 2006 when a number of donors pooled their resources collectively to set up an endowment. The context is one of peace being an issue for each of us as individuals and for all of our organizations and communities and the fund provides small scale financial assistance for activities led by people and organisations in Northern Ireland that endeavour to make a positive difference towards a ‘shared future’.

Pressure Group Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that demonstrate that they are representing minorities who cannot represent themselves.

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 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 engagement. It is one way in which the Foundation can be responsive to needs and issues facing communities.

Social Justice Small Grants

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Projects and initiatives that contribute to peacebuilding, tackle the impact of poverty and austerity measures and/or give voice to excluded groups.

Originally set up by Atlantic Philanthropies as part of its Human Rights legacy in Northern Ireland, the Social Justice Fund is more than a fund and has a programme element attached. It supports local community groups with projects and initiatives that contribute to peacebuilding, tackle the impact of poverty and austerity measures and/or give voice to excluded groups. Contributing to building a culture of rights within and between communities, particularly those most marginalized from decision making and supporting communities and marginalized groups to find solutions to contentious issues are core elements of this fund alongside the strengthening of local capacity to advocate by building relationships/connections between communities, policymakers, politicians and funders.

Women’s Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Women aged 18 and over, living in Northern Ireland, who are striving to get into, or back into employment.

A giving circle where women give collectively in one-off and regular donations to support women, the Fund provides Individual Bursaries filling a gap in funding opportunities for women who require a small amount of financial aid to support them towards fulfilling their potential.

Ulster People’s College

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • The aim of the fund will be to empower communities with skills and experiences to create a stronger, more engaged society in Northern Ireland.

The Ulster People’s College Fund was set up in 2014 by the Ulster People’s College with the aim of supporting the many communities in NI who continue to suffer from social and economic problems.

Individual / Family / Memorial Funds

ARN Foundation

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Supporting Mental Health Issues

An independent charitable trust, they began distributing funds through the Community Foundation in 2017 in support of Mental Health Issues and people with learning difficulties in NI.

Ballygrainey Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Children and Young People with Educational Disadvantage

Started by a private donor in support of educational activities for young people from disadvantaged areas. Ballygrainey supports projects that directly benefit children disaffected from mainstream education and is particularly interested in partnership approaches involving multiple agencies, working with parents, teachers and community based organisations.

David Ervine Foundation

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Educational, training and/or personal development opportunities for children and young people from socially and economically deprived backgrounds and enable them to reach their full potential.

The Foundation was set up in memory of David Ervine, former leader of the Progressive Unionist Party. David was an impressive politician and a charismatic leader, who dedicated all his time and effort in pursuit of a better society and a peaceful future for Northern Ireland and all its citizens.

Hope for More Foundation

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Young people and philanthropic giving.

This private fund was set up to support young people with philanthropic giving in NI.

Keadue Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Derry~Londonderry including Limavady, Strabane and Dungiven

  • Priorities:

  • Funding local organisations who are already making a difference in the lives of people who are struggling with difficult life issues and their subsequent effects.

Set up by anonymous donors who wished to give back to their local community this fund was established by a local family to provide support to local organisations tackling growing social needs in Derry~Londonderry and surrounding rural areas. The family are interested in helping to support a wide range of need and particularly organisation working with people living in poverty, those with addictions, low educational attainment, those suffering from ill health, a disability, family breakdown, abuse, bereavement and/or loneliness and isolation.

Lightbody Foundation

This Fund Is Currently Open For Applications

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Special educational needs, mental health issues and mentoring for young people.

Gary Lightbody, lead singer with the popular indie rock band Snow Patrol, has launched The Lightbody Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation to give to charities in Northern Ireland. The Lightbody Foundation will have a wide focus, giving to charities across the board "There is no them there's only us".

MAN Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Derry~Londonderry

  • Priorities:

  • Men experiencing a mental health crisis.

The MAN Fund has been established with a donation from a local family from Derry-Londonderry. The donation has been matched by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland the fund provides small targeted grants to local organisations which support men experiencing a mental health crisis. Organisations which provide direct support, either through an existing programme, or provision of counselling services, or are creating a new programme have benefitted and the donor is particularly interested in supporting organisations which use creativity to support local men in crisis, raise awareness within the male community of recognising mental health conditions, and how to ask for help.

McCall Foundation

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland with preference for Antrim Area

  • Priorities:

  • Health and social care projects particularly supporting the elderly who are Isolated

Inspired by philanthropists like ‘Chuck Feeney’ and Warren Buffett, Northern Ireland businessman Mervyn McCall and his wife Wilma set up the McCall Foundation becuse they wanted to give something back. Having benefitted from the help of others as well as enjoying a lot of good luck along the way Mervyn was inspired by Raymond, a Carrick taxi driver to set up his own charitable Fund:
Raymond runs a charity golf day every year raising money to help people local to the Carrick area and “seeing the impact that £1000 or £2000 had on people was immense and opened my eyes to how even a small amount of money can make a difference".

Murlough Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Issues relating to loneliness and isolation and issues around access to, and support of, education.

A private fund set up by a family originally from but now living outside of Northern Ireland. The Murlough Foundation was set up to support people who are excluded, or disadvantaged, through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disability or gender and the family like to support and prioritise organisations and areas where there has been limited access to funding in the past.

Raj Darshna Foundation

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Supporting disadvantaged young people and the elderly, in particular education of young people.

Raj Darshna was set up by a private donor with the aim of giving back to the local community.

Staff Trustees Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Social Justice and Social Need

The Foundation staff make a monthly grant from the staff and trustee fund of £500 to an organisation working to address the issues of social justice and social need. Any staff member can nominate proposals from which one grant per month is awarded.

The Ann McGeeney Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Newry and South Armagh Areas

  • Priorities:

  • Local community organisations that are addressing need in the Newry Area.

Ann McGeeney was born in 1962 in Cornonagh, a small townland outside Crossmaglen in South Armagh, Ireland. Throughout her working life she was dedicated to working with and for the community in deprived areas, across the border, supporting peacebuilding and inspiring women to be confident and make a difference to their lives. Ann worked in dangerous and difficult times but despite intimidation, confrontation and challenge she never diverted from what she believed in or in the defence of who she believed in. Ann died in September 2014 from cancer and in recognition of her life and work her family and friends established the Ann McGeeney Charitable Trust.

Thomas Devlin (Bursaries)

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Young people 15-19 who would like to pursue a career or study music, the arts or drama.

The Fund was set up in memory of Thomas Devlin who, at the age of 15, was murdered in an unprovoked attack. Providing a bursary scheme that aims to support gifted young people with exciting and unique opportunities to develop their skills and talent in music, the arts and drama, over the last ten years the bursaries have supported over 60 young people in a range of diverse activities from assisting a local dancer hoping to work with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, funding living costs in London so a recipient could take part in a summer National Youth Theatre Production to attending a 2 week residential cello course in Minnesota.

Mike Moloney

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • The bursary/grant is to pay for tailored mentoring by a local professional artist for individuals and to pay for projects that groups are being run to support ex-prisoners who are interested in developing their artistic skills.

Mike Moloney was Director of the Prison Arts Foundation. He died as the result of a tragic accident in May 2013 and the fund was set up in his honor of the work he had been involved in.

RJ Hunter Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • The Fund will be used to provide bursaries to enable researchers/scholars to consolidate the legacy of the interest and research of RJ Hunter and to support broader engagement with associated areas of historical interest.

Mr Hunter was a distinguished teacher and researcher who had dedicated his life's work to the study and understanding of the Ulster Plantation. The fund was established to commemorate his achievements by enabling research to be continued in those areas covered by his interests and reflected in his library and collections of papers.

Organisational Funds

Brockaghboy

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Swatrath and Rasharkin Area

  • Priorities:

  • Sports and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing, Environment and Conservation, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Culture and Heritage, Education, Children, Young People and Elderly People

Community-based projects that reduce poverty and disadvantage, Improve the health of local residents, help tackle climate change and encourage sustainability and environmental projects.

Business Eye Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Young People

Set up from donations through Business Eye and the business community in NI this fund support general charitable purposes in NI

Carn Hill Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • The Monkstown, Grange, Woodburn,Greenisland and Ballynure area

  • Priorities:

  • Projects aimed at providing skills development for young adults, Intergenerational projects tackling rural isolation, community arts and/or projects which improve the utilisation of community space.

The fund has been set up by Gaelectric, and now managed by CGN Europe, a wind energy company in support of the local community in the area

Change Something Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Derry~Londonderry

  • Priorities:

  • Young people who are aged between 13-25 years old from Derry City and Strabane District Council area

Established with support from Big Lottery Community Fund and Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC), this fund provides an opportunity for young people aged 13 – 25 living in the area to take the lead in addressing social need identified by themselves in their communities.

Comic Relief

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Children Survive & Thrive, A Safe Place to Be, Global Mental Health Matters and Fighting for Gender Justice

With donations coming from Red Nose Day, the Comic relief funding for NI will prioitise reaching smaller grass roots organisations and people with a lived experience of the four thematic issues.

Pears Community Spaces Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • To give space to groups to connect, share ideas, explore and learn together.

As the gap between rich and poor widens and our society becomes ever more polarised, the Pears Community Spaces Fund is committed to addressing the challenges that social entrepreneurs are facing by providing spaces for people to come together. Working in partnership with communities, Pears Foundation are encouraging communities to work together to be innovative and take risks and for local leaders to promote and encourage community relations in NI.

Cregganconroe Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Pomeroy

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation particularly Children and teenagers (including pre-school children)/ The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

This local community fund has been set up by Gaelectric, a wind energy and energy storage company that believes in a sustainable future. Gaelectric is committed to ensuring that their wind farms provide significant economic benefits to the local community alongside environmental benefits.

Dunbeg Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Limavady Area

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation particularly Children and teenagers (including pre-school children)/ The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

The fund has been set up by Gaelectric, and now managed by CGN Europe, a wind energy and energy storage company that believes in a sustainable future. Gaelectric is committed to ensuring that their wind farms provide significant economic benefits to the local community alongside environmental benefits.

Inishative Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Carrickmore, Castlecaulfield and Pomery

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation particularly Children and teenagers (including pre-school children)/ The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

This local community fund has been set up by Gaelectric, a wind energy and energy storage company that believes in a sustainable future. Gaelectric is committed to ensuring that their wind farms provide significant economic benefits to the local community alongside environmental benefits.

Irish Football Association

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Disability and Womens clubs.

The IFA through the Community Foundation are delighted to open a new Inclusive Clubs Programme. The Inclusive Clubs Programme is aimed at supporting football clubs who are developing a disability or women’s section, and who wish to encourage participation from everyone in society, particularly those most marginalised, and including the BME community, as well as those with a disability.

Long Mountain Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Within 5 miles of the windfarm

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation particularly Children and teenagers (including pre-school children)/ The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

This local community fund has been set up by Energia Renewables, working in close partnership with local groups from the areas surrounding the Long Mountain Wind Farm. The Irish Infrastructure Fund and Energia have set up the fund to ensure the wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community.

Mars

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Small, locally-based organisations in areas of disadvantage,

The Mars brand has donated 10% of the profits from sales of a chocolate bar to a “Goodness Knows Fund” that supports community projects and local initiatives. The fund is in support of locally-based organisations in areas of disadvantage, run by people
directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and that have a clear understanding of the needs they are supporting.

Micro Grants

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Reducing isolation and vulnerability, positive contributions of people within the community, active participation of a community in decision-making and addressing of...

This endowment fund was establised by our trustees in recognition and celebration of the contribution of voluntary groups and people to our society and the need for a simple application process for small amounts of funding.

Monnaboy Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Greysteel

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

This local community fund was set up by Gaelectric, a wind energy company in support of the local community in the area.

Nationwide Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Local housing projects that will strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable. Preventing people from losing their home, Helping people into a home and/or Supporting people to thrive within the home environment.

Nationwide Building Society was founded to help people into homes of their own and its ambition that everyone should have a place fit to call home stands firm today. Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in their local area. Managed by the Community Foundation, applications are reviewed and voted on by a regional Community Board, made up of Nationwide members and colleagues. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects also get community and volunteering support.

Rathsherry Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Broughshane / Ballymena

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

This local community fund has been set up by Energia Renewables, working in close partnership with local groups from the areas surrounding Broughshane and Ballymena Energia have set up the fund to ensure the wind farm, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provides significant social and economic benefits to the local community.
General running costs, running costs for centres, community events, training costs, transport costs, small capital purchases, promotion, refurbishment are eligible for funding.

Riverock

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Activities, including outdoors and fitness projects, aimed at enhancing people’s health and wellbeing; Projects supporting the family, such as intergenerational storytelling, nutrition and cooking classes Projects supporting educational awareness of emotional wellbeing or physical wellbeing Creative projects, including hobbies, that might support people’s social needs, particularly in areas with limited access to social activities, such as a local knitting club, a storytelling project, or a local drama project.

Established by Coca Cola under the Riverrock brand this fund aims to support one-off projects that will take place within 12 months of receiving funding.

Royal London

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Supporting organisations that have a local impact, rather than ones that operate nationally and that fit within our theme of ‘supporting people with a chronic or long-term condition’.

The Royal London Foundation helps members support local organisations that make a difference in their communities. Established in 2011 to mark Royal London’s 150th anniversary, the Foundation gives core cost grants to community groups nominated by members.

Tampon Tax

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • ​Women​ ​and girls who​ ​are​ ​most​ ​marginalised​.

The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Aiming ​to​ ​support​ ​women​ ​who​ ​are​ ​most​ ​marginalised​ ​to​ ​overcome​ barriers that​ ​prevent​ ​them​ ​from​ ​fulfilling​ ​their​ ​potential, the​ ​programme will invest in a wide variety of projects, that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.

Telecommunity

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Priorities:

  • Young people, older people or people with disabilities.

The fund was established with capital from BT, management and unions. It exists to support small, locally-based grassroots community projects.

Oak Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Belfast

  • Priorities:

  • Support grassroots organisations addressing local housing and homelessness issues.

The Oak Foundation is a global fund managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

Cloonty Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Within 5km of the wind farm site

  • Priorities:

  • Projects aimed at providing skills development for young adults and/or the unemployed, Intergenerational projects, tackling rural isolation, community arts and improving the utilisation of community space.

This local community fund has been set up by Gaelectric, a wind energy and energy storage company that believes in a sustainable future. Gaelectric is committed to ensuring that their wind farms provide significant economic benefits to the local community alongside environmental benefits.

Corby Knowe Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Within 5km of the wind farm site

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation particularly Children and teenagers (including pre-school children)/ The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

This local community fund has been set up by Gaelectric, a wind energy and energy storage company that believes in a sustainable future. Gaelectric is committed to ensuring that their wind farms provide significant economic benefits to the local community alongside environmental benefits.

Dunmore Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Within a 13 mile radius of the wind farm

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation particularly Children and teenagers (including pre-school children)/ The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

The fund has been set up by Gaelectric, and now managed by CGN Europe, a wind energy company that believes in a sustainable future and is committed to ensuring that their wind farms provides significant economic benefits to the local community alongside environmental benefits.

Crighshane CBF

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Within 6km of the wind farm

  • Priorities:

  • Projects that address marginalisation and help tackle rural isolation particularly Children and teenagers (including pre-school children)/ The provision of skills development of local people and arts and cultural activities. Activities and events designed to encourage greater community interaction and cohesion. Projects that improve the utilisation of existing community space, including community venues and outdoor spaces and programmes and projects designed to improve local environmental and conservation management are supported.

This local community fund has been set up by Energia Renewables, working in close partnership with local groups from the areas surrounding the Crighshane and Church Hill Wind Farms.
The Irish Infrastructure Fund and Energia have set up the fund to ensure the wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community. The Irish Infrastructure & Energia Community Benefit Fund will be administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

Community Innovators Programme Is Back!

This Fund Is Open

  • Area:

  • Belfast, Ballymena, Londonderry~Derry and Enniskillen

  • Priorities:

  • The Community Innovators programme is for voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations who would like support to explore and develop new solutions to a real world social, economic or environmental challenge. 

All organisations who complete the Community Innovators Programme will be eligible to apply for a grant from the Foundation’s Social Innovation Seed Fund to help them deliver the idea or ideas they develop through participation in the programme.

Energia Tyrone 3 Windfarms Community Benefit Fund

This Fund Is Currently Closed

  • Area:

  • Within a 5 miles of the centre of the three windfarms.

  • Priorities:

  • Funding will be available to local community projects that are planned and run for the benefit of the local population.

Energia Renewables has set up the fund to ensure that the wind farm, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community. Funding will be available to local community projects that are planned and run for the benefit of the local population and are within 5 miles of the centre of the three windfarms.

Who to speak to

Síofra Healy

Director of Philanthropy

Síofra Healy

Director of Philanthropy

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