New Comic Relief funding available in Northern Ireland
24 Jul 2012
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has announced it
will be one of the delivery partners for Comic Relief's Local
Communities programme. The amount of grant money available
for the Comic Relief Local Communities programme in Northern
Ireland is £62,900 for 2012-13.
The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to
create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run
by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and
priority will be given to small, locally based groups or
organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear
understanding of the needs of their community.
A proportion of the money available will be allocated to projects
which 'increase access to sport and exercise for people who face
social exclusion and isolation'.
Applications are particularly welcome from the following types of
groups which have been under-represented in previous grant rounds:
minority ethnic communities/refugees/asylum seekers, LGBT,
Under the programme, organisations can apply for funding to
increase local services, build skills of local people, increase
community cohesion, respond to local economic needs and increase
access to sport and exercise for people who face social exclusion
Applications are now open. For more information, please click here.
The closing date for applications for 2012-13 grants is Friday
07th September 2011 at 1pm.