Funding

Charities Aid Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund

In this time of national crisis, CAF has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK.

This is intended as a rapid response fund, and we aim to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application.

We anticipate high numbers of applicants and unfortunately it is likely that we will not be able to offer a grant to all eligible applicants

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Halifax Grant Programmes

The Halifax our small and medium grant programmes are open for applications – any Covid related applications designed to support the community at this time of crisis will be prioritised and turned around as quickly as possible.

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Coronavirus Community Fund

NEWS – CHANGES to CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY FUND – now up to 10K available & widened from over 50s to include those at increased risk, (poor mental health & wellbeing) & vulnerable isolated people & families, particularly in rural areas. Also increased grant size – now up to 10K

Who can apply: Constituted organisations based in Northern Ireland.

We want to support community groups working together; particularly in smaller geographical communities.  We will therefore encourage a partnership approach, and one application from one lead organisation, rather than a number of separate applications.

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The Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund 2020

The Begin Together Fund will support new project-based activities with grants of up to €5,000 (or the sterling equivalent) for local, not for profit groups working to improve the physical and/or mental and/ or financial wellbeing of the communities they serve across all counties on the island of Ireland.

Closing Date: Tuesday, March 31st @ 16:00

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The Micro Grant

The Micro Grant Programme has been established 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. You do not have to have a constitution to apply to this fund. Established groups should have maximum annual income level of £30,000 with the Community Foundation having a preference for applications that are eligible for an award where annual income is less than £10k.

Grant size: Up to £1,000

Ongoing – No Deadline

Apply: www.TheMicroGrant.com


Empowering Young People Award

A larger amount of funding (between £10,001 and £500,000) for projects that work with young people (between the ages of 8 and 25) to face and overcome challenges.

Area- Northern Ireland
Suitable for Voluntary or community organisations
Funding size- £10,001 to £500,000
Application deadline- Ongoing

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Department for Communities

The Department for Communities (DfC) has today launched this years’ Small Capital Grants Programme. The Programme, which has a total fund of £800,000, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations across Northern Ireland purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to the community.The Programme provides grants of between £1,500 and £5,000 towards the purchase of items such as IT equipment, sporting equipment, catering equipment and material to support arts and cultural activities within the voluntary and community sector. Applications are invited from constituted organisations that have an annual income of no more than £100,000.Co-operation Ireland have been appointed to administer the Programme on behalf of the Department. Further details on how to apply are available on the Co-operation Ireland website at: Find Out More & Apply


BBC Children In Need

Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply and that you meet the minimum standards for grantmaking. More Information


The National Lottery Community Fund

Empowering Young People is a grants programme designed to support projects in Northern Ireland that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the challenges they face.

Area: Northern Ireland Suitable for: Voluntary or community organisations Funding size: £10,000 to £500,000 Application deadline: 31 March 2021

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Community Foundation for NI

Administrated by the Community Foundation for Ireland, the Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 for projects of up to one year based within the Dungannon District providing community based activities supporting young people aged 13-25 with low levels of educational attainment, enhancing their opportunity to gain employment or further education.

Find out more on the website