Funding programmes

Funding, Funding programmes, Awards over £10,000, 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. People and Communities

    A larger amount of funding (between £10,001 and £500,000) for projects working with your community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Funding size
    £10001 to £500000
    Total available
    £57 million
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  2. Empowering Young People

    A larger amount of funding (between £10,001 and £500,000) for projects that work with young people (between the ages of 8 and 25) to face and overcome challenges.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £10001 to £500000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  3. 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

  4. Great Ideas

    Great Ideas is designed to support great ideas that don’t necessarily involve people at every stage but if implemented would contribute to putting people in the lead.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Funding size
    £10001 to £500000
    Application deadline

    Paused

UK-wide

  1. Awards from the UK Portfolio

    The UK Portfolio explores new and innovative approaches, and develops and tests new ways of building a stronger civil society.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Funding size
    Over £50,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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