The Community Foundation Northern Ireland is now accepting applications for its Telecommunity Fund from Constituted grass roots community and voluntary groups.
Examples of types of projects that may be supported within Fund themes:
- Community education and training opportunities
- Communication and leadership skills
- Local initiatives to improve resources and community facilities
- Creativity and self-expression through drama, music or a range of arts activities
- Inclusion and involvement of disadvantaged communities
- Out of school projects for young people
- Young people, older people or people with disabilities
- Priority will be given to applications from small groups, typically with an annual income of less than £200,000, as evidenced in most recent set of accounts
- Projects must aim to directly support one of the following specific groups:
- Young people
- Older people
- People with disabilities
- The Fund will not support projects targeting all ages.
- Priority will be given to projects that will benefit groups dealing with disadvantage (e.g. rural isolation, low income, social exclusion, reduced access to services), and projects that involve the beneficiaries in their development and delivery.
- The Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes. Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy. We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.
- The fund will also not support organisations who advance religion, including those who have purposes within their governance to advance religion, or who seek financial support for any projects aimed at advancing a particular religion.
For more information, visit https://communityfoundationni.org/grants/the-telecommunity-fund-grant/