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Funding Opportunities


Halifax Foundation NI

Halifax Foundation NI are currently open for applications to the Community Grants Programme. This programme supports charitable organisations within Northern Ireland to enable people, who are disadvantaged or with special needs, to participate actively in their communities

The programme is open to registered charities with an income of less than £1 million operating in Northern Ireland.

  • The average grant is currently between £3,000 – 4,000.
  • Applications that are strategic in nature with a Northern Ireland wide benefit will be considered under the Special Initiative section of the Community Grant Programme.
  • Income must be under £1 Million

Apply Online: Halifax Foundation NI


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council offers financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Their support seeks to help such groups who can provide services that are aligned to Council priorities.

Second call for Revenue Grants will open on Monday 8th April 2019 and will close at 12.00noon on Friday 3rd May 2019.

This call relates to projects taking place 1 August 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Programmes facilitated which will include:

  • Community Grants
  • Arts, Culture and Events Grants
  • Good Relations Grants
  • Sport NI’s Every Body Active 2020 Small Grants

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Mid & East Antrim Council

Grants are available for qualifying groups throughout the Mid and East Antrim Council area.

Grants for Groups – Equipment: 75% funding up to a maximum of £2,000 (This category should be used when applying for funding towards an A.E.D.) Excluded items of equipment are PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile Phones and items of personal or team kit, clothing and uniforms.

Grants for Groups – Coaching Courses & First Aid Training: Maximum funding of up to £250 per person attending, up to a maximum of £1,000 for the group. A group is defined as anything over and above 2 persons attending the same course.

Grants for Groups – Development Projects and Training: 75% funding up to £2,000 for groups. Grants will be considered to help groups undertake appropriate projects or training which will directly further the objectives of the organisation or build towards developing it in terms of capacity building, sustainability and governance.

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The Fermanagh Recreational Trust

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of Recreational activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development.

Who can apply?
Constituted Community, Voluntary or Sporting Organisations or Individuals based in County Fermanagh.
Application Process
Closing dates for receipt of applications (twice yearly) – 5pm on the closing date for applications of 28th February or 31st August. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within a one month period of the closing date.
References – Two Independent References must be attached from individuals who know of the organisation’s work or the individual’s talent – this requirement may be waived in exceptional circumstances.
Organisations must submit a copy of their constitution and most recent signed accounts.
Applications to be submitted to:
Fermanagh Recreational Trust,
The Fermanagh Trust,
Fermanagh House,
Broadmeadow Place,
BT74 7HR
Telephone: 02866 320 210 E-mail: [email protected]


Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

The Every Body Active Grants Programme is available to local organisations that can both promote and increase participation in physical activity and its development within the Borough.

Priority will be given to projects which aim to increase participation among traditionally underrepresented groups which include:

• Women and girls
• People with a disability;
• Those living in areas of greatest social need (specifically people living within the top 25% of wards designated by NI Multiple Deprivation Measure Index 2010)


a) Project must take place within the Borough.

b) Grants will be open to applications from: Not for profit, Community and Voluntary Organisations who are delivering activities aligned to the established outcomes of the Council’s Community plan; Sports Clubs; Parent and Teacher organisations, etc.

c) Activities planned and delivered must be a recognised Sport NI sport or physical activity.

d) Beneficiaries must be residents in Northern Ireland

Previous applicants please refer to our Guidance Notes Page 2; Section 1; Paragraph beginning “Previous recipients of Every Body Active Grant Fund”.

For more information please contact Damian McAfee on 028 7034 7234 or email [email protected] 

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Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

The purpose of the Social Inclusion Grant Programme is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations that are involved in activities that encourage people within your community, particularly those that are socially excluded, to participate in social and recreational activities.

You may find it helpful to discuss your project with the following officer within the Community Development Team before submitting your application:

Catherine Farrimond   0287776 0311 [email protected]

Date for final submission of online application Friday 1st February 2019, 12noon

All organisations funded through the Social Inclusion Grant Scheme must demonstrate how their project contributes towards addressing the issues in their area. Social inclusion is about involving everyone within a community and making sure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in society. People can feel excluded or isolated for a number of reasons e.g. older people, people on low incomes, people living in isolated rural areas, people with a  disability.

You should consider how you will target those people who are socially isolated within your community and how best to promote your activities in order to ensure that those who will most benefit are aware of the activities.Organisations will be asked to report back on how effective their project has been in meeting these needs.

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The Charity Governance Awards

The Charity Governance Awards is an exciting not-for-profit initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large.

There are seven categories covering every kind of charitable organisation. Shortlisted charities will be invited to an exclusive Awards Ceremony and Reception where the winners will be announce. The winning charity in each category will receive £5,000.

Closing: 22 January

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