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New or Updated Funding Initiatives - 23rd March 2020

Monday 23rd March 2020

New or Updated Funding Initiatives


Community Foundation for NI: Coronavirus Community Fund

The fund will be open to constituted community organisations throughout NI, who are supporting isolated older people at this time.

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

Typically, they will be able to provide grants of £1,000, however, they will consider applications for up to £2,500


Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants Fund

Managed by the Community Foundation for NI, the fund aims to support charities, constituted voluntary and community groups based in NI through grants of up to £2000 which focus on education, promoting health and wellbeing and providing local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable and supportive communities.


ESB: Aughrim Landfill Programme

Managed by Groundwork NI, the programme aims to support projects working in the conservation and promotion of biodiversity projects and protection of social environment.  Grants available are from £5,000 to £10,000.


Groundwork NI: Whitemountain Programme

Since its inception in 2007, this programme has distributed over £6 million of Landfill Communities Fund funding to over 200 community and biodiversity projects.  Grants of up to £50,000 are available to fund projects making a positive impact at ground level, either developing facilities for community use or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements.


The Dungannon Community Trust

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.