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Funding Opportunities with Community Foundation NI

05/07/2017
Funding Opportunities with Community Foundation NI

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is supporting local communities through responsive, targeted grant making. Through their own small grants programme and by distributing grants on behalf of a range of organisations and private individuals and families, they are enabling community organisations across Northern Ireland to make a difference to people's lives, built on the fundamental principles of peace building, social justice, equality and cultural diversity. 


The Telecommunity Fund

The Telecommunity Fund was established with capital from BT, management and unions. It exists to support small, locally based grass roots community projects that will benefit groups dealing with a disadantage (eg rural isolation, low income, social exclusion, reduced access to services etc.)

 

Area: Northern Ireland

Grant Size: £500-£1500

Priorities: Young people, older people and people with disabilities

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The Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund for Northern Ireland's Individual Bursaries have been set up to fill a gap in funding opportunities for individual women who require a small amount of financial aid to help themselves get back into employment. Applicants will prefreably be be associated with a women's group in support of your application however, if you are not, you are still eligible to apply. 

 

Area: Northern Ireland

Grant Size: £300-£500

Priorities: Bursaries to support women 18 and over to re enter the workplace

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The Micro Grant Programme

 

If you’re thinking about a project that does one or more of  the following we might be able to help.

  • Reduce isolation and vulnerability

  • Focus on the positive contribution of people within the community

  • Enable  active participation of a community in decision-making and addressing of local issues

  • Help get people engaged in taking community action where it hasn’t happened before

 

You do not need a constitution to apply for this fund.

 

Area: Northern Ireland

Grant Size: Up to £1,000

Priorities: Low capacity groups who have limited access to funding

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The Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants Fund

The Wesleyan Foundation aims to help; Community Groups and Organisations based within the regions covered by the Wesleyan Assurance network.

 

Grants will be considered from charities and constituted community groups that focus on:

 

  • Health – promoting health and wellbeing

  • Social – provide local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable & supportive communities

  • Education – educational charities or projects (see exclusions)

Area: Belfast

Grant Size: Up to £2,000 for Small, between £2,000-£10,000 for Large

Priorities: Groups with income less than £250,000.  For large grant only - groups must be in existence for two years minimum.

 

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The Community for NI Pressure Group Fund

 

Up to £500 of initial investment with the possibility of a further £500 being made available within the financial year, if appropriate.

 

For constituted and unconstituted groups ie: groups of people coming together to address a particular issue who do not have any formal goverance structure

 

Area: Northern Ireland

Grant Size: Up to £500 with the possibility of a further £500
Priorites: Groups who do not have any formal governance structure

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The ARN Foundation

 

The ARN Foundation is an independent Charitable Trust set up with the intent of supporting good causes across Northern Ireland.  The fund will be managed by the Community Foundation.

 

  • The ARN Foundation welcomes applications for projects working with people with a learning disability.

  • Priority will be given to projects supporting people aged 18 - 25 with a learning disability.

  • Projects must take no more that 12 months to complete from the date of the first payment.  

 

 

Who can apply: Registered charities within Northern Ireland 

 

Area: Northern Ireland
Grant Size: up to £10,000
Priorities: Priority will be given to projects supporting people aged 18 - 25 with a learning disability. Projects must take no more that 12 months to complete from the date of the first payment.

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The Mike Moloney Fund

 

Set up in honour of the late Mike Moloney, the fund will offer bursaries and grants from £1,000 up to a maximum of £2,500 for people, and organisations working with people, with convictions who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts and were engaged in the Arts Activities Programme whilst in prison.

 

Area: Northern Ireland

Grant Size: £1000 to £2500
Priorities: ex prisoner, aged 18 or over, resident/based in NI, working with ex prisoners, interest in pursuing art as a career

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Original Text by Community Foundation for NI - Grants 

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