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The latest funding opportunities for your organisation.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Leisure Grants Programme 21/22
 
To date Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Councils have allocated hundreds of grants to local groups.

Grants are available for qualifying groups throughout the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area.

Learn more

Ards and North Down Sports Forum

There are a range of different Sports Forum Grants available including:
 
Sports Forum Grants- Club Travel/Accommodation

Sports Forum Grants- Coaching
 
Sports Forum Grants- Equipment
 
Sports Forum Grants- Events
 
Sports Forum Grants- Seeding
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Capital Project Grants Large Capital Project Fund 2021-22

The Large Capital Project Fund 2021-22 opened for applications on Monday 25th January 2021 for large capital projects commencing between 1st April 2021-31st March 2022. The call will remain open until noon on 29th October 2021 or until the budget is committed, whichever comes first. Groups can apply for up to £20,000 at a maximum rate of 50%.

Small Scale Capital Project Fund 2021-22

The Small Scale Capital Project Fund 2021-22 opened for applications 1st-19th February 2021. A second call for applications is due to open 6th-24th September 2021. Groups are able to apply for up to £2,500 at a maximum rate of 50% for small capital projects, technical assistance for a capital project, or the purchase of equipment. Projects must be fully delivered before 31st March 2022 (note: projects should not commence before a Letter of Offer from Council is issued).

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Capital Grants - Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

FODC Capital Programme is available to groups and community organisations within the fields of; community development, sports, arts and culture and social economy. The purpose of the Capital Grant, is to enable groups to deliver high quality capital projects, or to enhance, or complement existing facilities that will bring significant benefit to the District.

Learn more

Sport NI- Project Re-Boot: Activate

Get up to £5,000

Project Re-Boot: Activate is the next phase of funding to help clubs and community groups Build Back Better. This investment programme has been set up to support the sports sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Northern Ireland.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project at www.crowdfunder.co.uk  and, if eligible, you’ll be prompted to apply. Have a look at the videos below which will explain the process in more detail.

This investment aims to support projects and initiatives that are creative and innovative and will engage or re-engage people back into sport, specifically those who have been most adversely affected by the pandemic

Learn more

Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund & The Older People’s Fund

Project Objectives and Eligibility: To work with local communities and projects which support older people, particularly projects which aim to reduce loneliness or isolation in Northern Ireland.

The intended difference this programme will make is as follows:

  • Improve older people’s access to social activity.
  • Reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation in older people.
  • Increase the availability of local projects or activity which supports older people.
  • Respond to local social or economic needs.

Grants available between £500 to £3,000. Closing Date: Aug 26, 2021 13:00

Learn more

T:BUC Uniting Communities: Uniting Opportunities

Uniting Opportunities is the small grants element of the Uniting Communities Programme. It aims to promote good relations and reconciliation through sport and creativity by addressing barriers to community participation that some young people face. It is targeted at the most vulnerable groups of young people in our society (aged 11-24), who would not normally avail of opportunities to participate.

Eligible groups can apply for grants from £20,000–£60,000 per project.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23 August 2021 at 4pm

Learn more

The Honourable Irish Society Derry/ Londonderry Fund

Community Groups, Clubs, Associations can apply for grants up to £1,000

We welcome applications from individuals and local organisations – from amateur sports and senior citizens clubs; youth groups; community, residents, workers and health associations to schools and other educational bodies – across the entire County or close neighbouring areas (includes any town/village within the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council).

Applications close on Friday 3 September

Learn more

ABC Borough Council Large Capital Project Fund

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are running the Large Capital Project Fund for the purpose to enable high quality capital projects that could bring significant benefit to the Borough. Fund- up to £20,000 (50% max rate)

DEADLINE- 29th October 2021 (12 Noon)

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh Council Community Facilities Fund

The Community Facilities Fund (CFF) is a grant scheme to support minor capital works, repairs and/or implementation of digital solutions to enable groups and organisations to improve income opportunities, make changes to the facility use and/or make the facility more accessible and inclusive to further engage the local community.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council recognises the vital role that community facilities play in providing local access to a range of important services in communities, hence the inclusion of this Fund as an integral part of the council’s District Electoral Area (DEA) Investment Plan. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1.00pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh Council Sports Funding Scheme

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has opened a new funding opportunity called ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ for local sports clubs and voluntary groups.  Up to £3,000 is available to eligible organisations that require help to meet sports costs associated with their development.

The ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ Fund will help cover costs with tangible benefits including PPE equipment, sports equipment, small scale improvements to grounds, specialised equipment, club development officer funding, one off sports festival events and coach education training.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 August at 4.00pm

Learn more

Belfast City Council Community Recovery Support Grants

Belfast City Council have released the COVID-19 Community Recovery Support Fund for community groups who can deliver projects in one of the following priority areas:⁠ ⁠

– Improved health and well being⁠
– Improved attitudes towards different backgrounds and cultures⁠
– Better connections with support networks and communities⁠ ⁠

Fund– up to £5,00                       DEADLINE– 2nd July 2021 (12 Noon)

Learn more

Poundland Foundation Kits 4 Kids

The Poundland Foundation supports organisations working to transform communities and change lives across the UK. Our first grant window is Kits 4 Kids.

If you’re a local sports club or organisation looking for support for your team, then we’d love to hear from you. Use this application form to apply for a grant of up to £750 to provide kit or equipment for your team.

Learn more

DfC Small Capital Grants Programme

A £950,000 fund to support the voluntary and community sector has been launched by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. The Small Capital Grants Programme, which is delivered by Co-operation Ireland, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to the community.

Learn more

Funding Mix

Number of external funding opportunities either currently open or on the horizon which might be suitable for applications from your organisations: Check out the PowerPoint presentation below for full details

Learn more

Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots launches the £1m Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

The pilot scheme will provide capacity building training and a grant to rural community and voluntary organisations to deliver capital refurbishment works to rural halls, with the intended aim of keeping community facilities viable and to support existing rural organisations to remain sustainable and identify new volunteers.

Learn more

Education Authority Summer Programme Fund

Funding up to £25,000

This stream supports all non-EA registered voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland who work with children and young people aged between 4-25 year olds in an informal setting to re-connect, re-energise and re-engage children and young people throughout the summer months.

Learn more

Community Investment Fund

Funding up to £2,000

New Community Investment Fund launching, with support from Bank of Ireland UK, Community Giving Fund.

We are excited to be launching a new Micro-Community Investment Fund providing valuable funding for smaller, grassroots organisations delivering great work across Northern Ireland.

Applications to the Fund will open on Monday 17th May as a rolling call for applications through our website www.communityfoundationni.org

Learn more

National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

For further details on the programme, including the type of projects that might be considered, visit: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

Learn more

Dormant Accounts Fund

Dormant Accounts Fund NI will support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability.

Learn more

Project Re-Boot

Sport NI launches £5m National Lottery investment: Supporting Sport to Build Back Better, starting with Project Re-Boot:

7th JANUARY 2021: Sport NI’s ‘Supporting Sport to Build Back Better’ programme has been launched to strengthen the sports sector as we emerge from COVID19.

Learn more

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Covid-19 Tranche 3 Grant Aid Programme

This is a grants fund to support local communities during the current pandemic under the three themes of Food Distress, Financial Distress and Connectivity. All funding awarded must be spent between 1 February – 31st March 2021. Up to £2,000 is available.

Learn more

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grant 

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is offering financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to support community-led initiatives aimed at providing relief to those affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more

Causeway Coast and Glens District Council

Covid-19 Community Support Fund 

Department for Communities funded, the COVID-19 Community Support Fund is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues in local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.  Local community/voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants of up to 100% of costs up to £4,000.

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grants Scheme 

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council funded through the Department for Communities (DfC) Covid Response Fund, has launched a second grants scheme for constituted community/voluntary and faith-based organisations.

Learn more

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme (Call 2)

This scheme aims to offer Community and Voluntary Organisations funding to aid them in rebuilding, reconnecting or returning to operation during the recovery phase of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Learn more

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has received further funding from the Department for Communities to target citizens who are most in need of urgent support as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect local communities.

Moy Park

Community Support Fund

Moy Park Community Support Fund opened for applications from 1st July 2020 for a period of 24 months. Moy Park is mindful of the constant financial pressures on voluntary and community groups and charities, particularly on their voluntary and total income, their capacity to start or continue with important projects and on their sustainability generally.

Learn more

Halifax Foundation NI

Small and Medium Grants

HFNI are focusing on their SMALL and MEDIUM grants over the coming months, with Large and Special Initiatives grants on hold for now due to the activity-based nature of these programmes. 

Learn more

National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

Learn more

Enkalon Foundation

Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Enkalon Foundation will move the focus of their modest funding pot to charities and community organisations helping people who are isolated and vulnerable in their local communities at this difficult time.

Learn more

Sport NI- Project Re-Boot: Activate

Get up to £5,000

Project Re-Boot: Activate is the next phase of funding to help clubs and community groups Build Back Better. This investment programme has been set up to support the sports sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Northern Ireland.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project at www.crowdfunder.co.uk  and, if eligible, you’ll be prompted to apply. Have a look at the videos below which will explain the process in more detail.

This investment aims to support projects and initiatives that are creative and innovative and will engage or re-engage people back into sport, specifically those who have been most adversely affected by the pandemic

Learn more

Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund & The Older People’s Fund

Project Objectives and Eligibility: To work with local communities and projects which support older people, particularly projects which aim to reduce loneliness or isolation in Northern Ireland.

The intended difference this programme will make is as follows:

  • Improve older people’s access to social activity.
  • Reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation in older people.
  • Increase the availability of local projects or activity which supports older people.
  • Respond to local social or economic needs.

Grants available between £500 to £3,000. Closing Date: Aug 26, 2021 13:00

Learn more

T:BUC Uniting Communities: Uniting Opportunities

Uniting Opportunities is the small grants element of the Uniting Communities Programme. It aims to promote good relations and reconciliation through sport and creativity by addressing barriers to community participation that some young people face. It is targeted at the most vulnerable groups of young people in our society (aged 11-24), who would not normally avail of opportunities to participate.

Eligible groups can apply for grants from £20,000–£60,000 per project.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23 August 2021 at 4pm

Learn more

The Honourable Irish Society Derry/ Londonderry Fund

Community Groups, Clubs, Associations can apply for grants up to £1,000

We welcome applications from individuals and local organisations – from amateur sports and senior citizens clubs; youth groups; community, residents, workers and health associations to schools and other educational bodies – across the entire County or close neighbouring areas (includes any town/village within the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council).

Applications close on Friday 3 September

Learn more

ABC Borough Council Large Capital Project Fund

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are running the Large Capital Project Fund for the purpose to enable high quality capital projects that could bring significant benefit to the Borough. Fund- up to £20,000 (50% max rate)

DEADLINE- 29th October 2021 (12 Noon)

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh Council Community Facilities Fund

The Community Facilities Fund (CFF) is a grant scheme to support minor capital works, repairs and/or implementation of digital solutions to enable groups and organisations to improve income opportunities, make changes to the facility use and/or make the facility more accessible and inclusive to further engage the local community.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council recognises the vital role that community facilities play in providing local access to a range of important services in communities, hence the inclusion of this Fund as an integral part of the council’s District Electoral Area (DEA) Investment Plan. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1.00pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh Council Sports Funding Scheme

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has opened a new funding opportunity called ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ for local sports clubs and voluntary groups.  Up to £3,000 is available to eligible organisations that require help to meet sports costs associated with their development.

The ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ Fund will help cover costs with tangible benefits including PPE equipment, sports equipment, small scale improvements to grounds, specialised equipment, club development officer funding, one off sports festival events and coach education training.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 August at 4.00pm

Learn more

Belfast City Council Community Recovery Support Grants

Belfast City Council have released the COVID-19 Community Recovery Support Fund for community groups who can deliver projects in one of the following priority areas:⁠ ⁠

– Improved health and well being⁠
– Improved attitudes towards different backgrounds and cultures⁠
– Better connections with support networks and communities⁠ ⁠

Fund– up to £5,00                       DEADLINE– 2nd July 2021 (12 Noon)

Learn more

Poundland Foundation Kits 4 Kids

The Poundland Foundation supports organisations working to transform communities and change lives across the UK. Our first grant window is Kits 4 Kids.

If you’re a local sports club or organisation looking for support for your team, then we’d love to hear from you. Use this application form to apply for a grant of up to £750 to provide kit or equipment for your team.

Learn more

DfC Small Capital Grants Programme

A £950,000 fund to support the voluntary and community sector has been launched by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. The Small Capital Grants Programme, which is delivered by Co-operation Ireland, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to the community.

Learn more

Funding Mix

Number of external funding opportunities either currently open or on the horizon which might be suitable for applications from your organisations: Check out the PowerPoint presentation below for full details

Learn more

Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots launches the £1m Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

The pilot scheme will provide capacity building training and a grant to rural community and voluntary organisations to deliver capital refurbishment works to rural halls, with the intended aim of keeping community facilities viable and to support existing rural organisations to remain sustainable and identify new volunteers.

Learn more

Education Authority Summer Programme Fund

Funding up to £25,000

This stream supports all non-EA registered voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland who work with children and young people aged between 4-25 year olds in an informal setting to re-connect, re-energise and re-engage children and young people throughout the summer months.

Learn more

Community Investment Fund

Funding up to £2,000

New Community Investment Fund launching, with support from Bank of Ireland UK, Community Giving Fund.

We are excited to be launching a new Micro-Community Investment Fund providing valuable funding for smaller, grassroots organisations delivering great work across Northern Ireland.

Applications to the Fund will open on Monday 17th May as a rolling call for applications through our website www.communityfoundationni.org

Learn more

National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

For further details on the programme, including the type of projects that might be considered, visit: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

Learn more

Dormant Accounts Fund

Dormant Accounts Fund NI will support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability.

Learn more

Project Re-Boot

Sport NI launches £5m National Lottery investment: Supporting Sport to Build Back Better, starting with Project Re-Boot:

7th JANUARY 2021: Sport NI’s ‘Supporting Sport to Build Back Better’ programme has been launched to strengthen the sports sector as we emerge from COVID19.

Learn more

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Covid-19 Tranche 3 Grant Aid Programme

This is a grants fund to support local communities during the current pandemic under the three themes of Food Distress, Financial Distress and Connectivity. All funding awarded must be spent between 1 February – 31st March 2021. Up to £2,000 is available.

Learn more

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grant 

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is offering financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to support community-led initiatives aimed at providing relief to those affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more

Causeway Coast and Glens District Council

Covid-19 Community Support Fund 

Department for Communities funded, the COVID-19 Community Support Fund is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues in local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.  Local community/voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants of up to 100% of costs up to £4,000.

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grants Scheme 

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council funded through the Department for Communities (DfC) Covid Response Fund, has launched a second grants scheme for constituted community/voluntary and faith-based organisations.

Learn more

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme (Call 2)

This scheme aims to offer Community and Voluntary Organisations funding to aid them in rebuilding, reconnecting or returning to operation during the recovery phase of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Learn more

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has received further funding from the Department for Communities to target citizens who are most in need of urgent support as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect local communities.

Moy Park

Community Support Fund

Moy Park Community Support Fund opened for applications from 1st July 2020 for a period of 24 months. Moy Park is mindful of the constant financial pressures on voluntary and community groups and charities, particularly on their voluntary and total income, their capacity to start or continue with important projects and on their sustainability generally.

Learn more

Halifax Foundation NI

Small and Medium Grants

HFNI are focusing on their SMALL and MEDIUM grants over the coming months, with Large and Special Initiatives grants on hold for now due to the activity-based nature of these programmes. 

Learn more

National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

Learn more

Enkalon Foundation

Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Enkalon Foundation will move the focus of their modest funding pot to charities and community organisations helping people who are isolated and vulnerable in their local communities at this difficult time.

Learn more

Sport NI- Project Re-Boot: Activate

Get up to £5,000

Project Re-Boot: Activate is the next phase of funding to help clubs and community groups Build Back Better. This investment programme has been set up to support the sports sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Northern Ireland.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project at www.crowdfunder.co.uk  and, if eligible, you’ll be prompted to apply. Have a look at the videos below which will explain the process in more detail.

This investment aims to support projects and initiatives that are creative and innovative and will engage or re-engage people back into sport, specifically those who have been most adversely affected by the pandemic

Learn more

Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund & The Older People’s Fund

Project Objectives and Eligibility: To work with local communities and projects which support older people, particularly projects which aim to reduce loneliness or isolation in Northern Ireland.

The intended difference this programme will make is as follows:

  • Improve older people’s access to social activity.
  • Reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation in older people.
  • Increase the availability of local projects or activity which supports older people.
  • Respond to local social or economic needs.

Grants available between £500 to £3,000. Closing Date: Aug 26, 2021 13:00

Learn more

T:BUC Uniting Communities: Uniting Opportunities

Uniting Opportunities is the small grants element of the Uniting Communities Programme. It aims to promote good relations and reconciliation through sport and creativity by addressing barriers to community participation that some young people face. It is targeted at the most vulnerable groups of young people in our society (aged 11-24), who would not normally avail of opportunities to participate.

Eligible groups can apply for grants from £20,000–£60,000 per project.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23 August 2021 at 4pm

Learn more

The Honourable Irish Society Derry/ Londonderry Fund

Community Groups, Clubs, Associations can apply for grants up to £1,000

We welcome applications from individuals and local organisations – from amateur sports and senior citizens clubs; youth groups; community, residents, workers and health associations to schools and other educational bodies – across the entire County or close neighbouring areas (includes any town/village within the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council).

Applications close on Friday 3 September

Learn more

ABC Borough Council Large Capital Project Fund

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are running the Large Capital Project Fund for the purpose to enable high quality capital projects that could bring significant benefit to the Borough. Fund- up to £20,000 (50% max rate)

DEADLINE- 29th October 2021 (12 Noon)

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh Council Community Facilities Fund

The Community Facilities Fund (CFF) is a grant scheme to support minor capital works, repairs and/or implementation of digital solutions to enable groups and organisations to improve income opportunities, make changes to the facility use and/or make the facility more accessible and inclusive to further engage the local community.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council recognises the vital role that community facilities play in providing local access to a range of important services in communities, hence the inclusion of this Fund as an integral part of the council’s District Electoral Area (DEA) Investment Plan. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1.00pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh Council Sports Funding Scheme

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has opened a new funding opportunity called ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ for local sports clubs and voluntary groups.  Up to £3,000 is available to eligible organisations that require help to meet sports costs associated with their development.

The ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ Fund will help cover costs with tangible benefits including PPE equipment, sports equipment, small scale improvements to grounds, specialised equipment, club development officer funding, one off sports festival events and coach education training.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 August at 4.00pm

Learn more

Belfast City Council Community Recovery Support Grants

Belfast City Council have released the COVID-19 Community Recovery Support Fund for community groups who can deliver projects in one of the following priority areas:⁠ ⁠

– Improved health and well being⁠
– Improved attitudes towards different backgrounds and cultures⁠
– Better connections with support networks and communities⁠ ⁠

Fund– up to £5,00                       DEADLINE– 2nd July 2021 (12 Noon)

Learn more

Poundland Foundation Kits 4 Kids

The Poundland Foundation supports organisations working to transform communities and change lives across the UK. Our first grant window is Kits 4 Kids.

If you’re a local sports club or organisation looking for support for your team, then we’d love to hear from you. Use this application form to apply for a grant of up to £750 to provide kit or equipment for your team.

Learn more

DfC Small Capital Grants Programme

A £950,000 fund to support the voluntary and community sector has been launched by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. The Small Capital Grants Programme, which is delivered by Co-operation Ireland, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to the community.

Learn more

Funding Mix

Number of external funding opportunities either currently open or on the horizon which might be suitable for applications from your organisations: Check out the PowerPoint presentation below for full details

Learn more

Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots launches the £1m Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

The pilot scheme will provide capacity building training and a grant to rural community and voluntary organisations to deliver capital refurbishment works to rural halls, with the intended aim of keeping community facilities viable and to support existing rural organisations to remain sustainable and identify new volunteers.

Learn more

Education Authority Summer Programme Fund

Funding up to £25,000

This stream supports all non-EA registered voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland who work with children and young people aged between 4-25 year olds in an informal setting to re-connect, re-energise and re-engage children and young people throughout the summer months.

Learn more

Community Investment Fund

Funding up to £2,000

New Community Investment Fund launching, with support from Bank of Ireland UK, Community Giving Fund.

We are excited to be launching a new Micro-Community Investment Fund providing valuable funding for smaller, grassroots organisations delivering great work across Northern Ireland.

Applications to the Fund will open on Monday 17th May as a rolling call for applications through our website www.communityfoundationni.org

Learn more

National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

For further details on the programme, including the type of projects that might be considered, visit: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

Learn more

Dormant Accounts Fund

Dormant Accounts Fund NI will support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability.

Learn more

Project Re-Boot

Sport NI launches £5m National Lottery investment: Supporting Sport to Build Back Better, starting with Project Re-Boot:

7th JANUARY 2021: Sport NI’s ‘Supporting Sport to Build Back Better’ programme has been launched to strengthen the sports sector as we emerge from COVID19.

Learn more

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Covid-19 Tranche 3 Grant Aid Programme

This is a grants fund to support local communities during the current pandemic under the three themes of Food Distress, Financial Distress and Connectivity. All funding awarded must be spent between 1 February – 31st March 2021. Up to £2,000 is available.

Learn more

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grant 

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is offering financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to support community-led initiatives aimed at providing relief to those affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more

Causeway Coast and Glens District Council

Covid-19 Community Support Fund 

Department for Communities funded, the COVID-19 Community Support Fund is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues in local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.  Local community/voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants of up to 100% of costs up to £4,000.

Learn more

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grants Scheme 

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council funded through the Department for Communities (DfC) Covid Response Fund, has launched a second grants scheme for constituted community/voluntary and faith-based organisations.

Learn more

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme (Call 2)

This scheme aims to offer Community and Voluntary Organisations funding to aid them in rebuilding, reconnecting or returning to operation during the recovery phase of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Learn more

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has received further funding from the Department for Communities to target citizens who are most in need of urgent support as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect local communities.

Moy Park

Community Support Fund

Moy Park Community Support Fund opened for applications from 1st July 2020 for a period of 24 months. Moy Park is mindful of the constant financial pressures on voluntary and community groups and charities, particularly on their voluntary and total income, their capacity to start or continue with important projects and on their sustainability generally.

Learn more

Halifax Foundation NI

Small and Medium Grants

HFNI are focusing on their SMALL and MEDIUM grants over the coming months, with Large and Special Initiatives grants on hold for now due to the activity-based nature of these programmes. 

Learn more

National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

Learn more

Enkalon Foundation

Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Enkalon Foundation will move the focus of their modest funding pot to charities and community organisations helping people who are isolated and vulnerable in their local communities at this difficult time.

Learn more