Funding programmes

Funding, Funding programmes, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

We're open to all applications that meet our criteria, including support during COVID-19.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, we'll continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19

  1. National Lottery Awards for All Northern Ireland

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £10,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  2. Dormant Accounts NI

    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.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Funding size
    Up to £100,000 for individual organisations
    Total available
    If you think you will need more than £100,000 for your project because you're working in partnership, please get in touch.
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

UK-wide

  1. Growing Great Ideas

    Our Growing Great Ideas programme has a focus on supporting transformational and long-term change.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Suitable for
    We’re looking to invest in different compositions of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term. They might be better described as ecologies, platforms, ecosystems, assemblages, networks and constellations - we’re using different words because at this stage of the funding programme, we’re still testing an approach. We’re also using language to be explicit about how this is different from what we’ve done before. The important thing is that we can see the potential in how they will grow and deepen over time, extending their missions, and adding to the ecology as they go.
    Funding size
    The minimum grant size is £150,000. The minimum length is two years. Funding can be available for up to ten years in some circumstances.
    Total available
    We expect to have a total of £25m available for this programme until March 2022. And more funding beyond that.
    Application deadline

    On-going

  2. Forces in Mind

    Supporting the psychological wellbeing and successful and sustainable transition of veterans and their families into civilian life.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  3. Other National Lottery Funders

    If none of the current The National Lottery Community Fund programmes are suitable for your project, one of the other Lottery funders may be able to help.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations, Private sector organisations
    Application deadline

    Check the other funder's websites

  4. Climate Action Fund - round 2

    The Climate Action Fund is supporting communities across the UK to take action on climate change.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Suitable for
    Community-led partnerships
    Funding size
    We’re offering two types of funding in this round - development funding and full awards. The maximum grant size for development funding is £150,000. For full awards, the maximum available is £1.5 million.
    Total available
    Around £8 million to 10 million is available for this second round of funding. We expect to make 12 to 15 awards in total in this round, and to award more development grants than full awards.
    Application deadline

    5pm on 8 April 2021 for your initial idea. If you get to the next stage, we expect the rest of the application process to take six to eight months.