Funding Opportunties

Children’s Summer Play schemes (The Woodward Charitable Trust)

What they Fund: Registered charities running play schemes of at least 10 days length.

How much: £500-£1000

Deadline: 5th April 2019

How to apply: visit website


Community Innovators Programme

What they fund: Organisations working specifically on health and wellbeing challenges and is designed for organisations who want support to explore and develop new solutions to a real world challenges.  Participants will also learn a really practical social innovation method for future use across their organisation. All constituted voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations operating in Northern Ireland are eligible to apply.

How much: Various

Deadline: Thursday 11th April 2019

How to apply:


The Thomas Devlin Bursary

What they Fund: Young people aged 15-19 who want to study the creative arts.

How much: up to £1,750

How to apply: visit website


Student Grants Scheme (The Leathersellers’ Company)

What they fund: Students in financial need studying at a UK University. They are particularly interested in applications from care leavers, refugees and others with limited family support networks.

How much: £5000 per year for up to 4 years

Deadline: midnight 30th June 2019

How to apply: visit website


Paul Hamlyn Foundation

What they fund: The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging.

How much: £30,000-60,000 over 2 years

Deadline: Rolling

How to apply:


George Belfast Airport: Community Fund

Who do they fund: Registered charities who have been established for at least two years.

What do they fund: Projects facilitating community, social and environmental/conservation work based in the North Down or Greater Belfast areas.

How much do they offer: Unspecified

Deadline: Rolling

To apply go to


Community Foundation’s Telecommunity Fund

Who do they fund: Constituted grass roots community groups and voluntary groups are invited to apply.

What do they fund: The fund prioritises young people, older people and people with disabilities.

How much do they offer: £500 – £1,500

Deadline: Rolling

To apply contact the Grants Team on 028 9024 5927


Awards for All Northern Ireland

Who do they fund: Charities based in Northern Ireland which are people led and strength based.

What do they fund: Projects which enable people to participate in their communities, people to develop their skills and broaden their experience, people to work towards better and safer communities or improve people’s physical and mental health and well-being.

How much do they offer: £500 – £10,000

Deadline: Rolling


Halifax foundation for Northern Ireland

Who do they fund: NI based charities with an income under 1 million pounds.

What do they fund: projects which support underfunded charities that enable people, especially disadvantaged or people with special needs, to play a fuller role in the community

How much do they offer: £3,000 – £4,000

Deadline: Rolling


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