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There are various community grants available to provide support througout Northern Ireland during COVID-19. The table below provides information regarding these grants and links to apply.


Grant 
Information

Coronavirus Community Fund by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland 

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has opened a fund for charitable groups supporting older people and dealing with emerging issues from Coronavirus. Grants are usually £1000 but can go up to £2500.  This has been match funded by Department for Communities to create a total funding allocation of £400K

For more information or to apply for this grant, please click here.

National Emergencies Trust (NET) Fund

The National Emergencies Trust has launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The money raised will be distributed through a number of charitable organisations to ensure it reaches those who need it most. Details of the NET fund and criteria for groups to apply for funding will follow in the next few days. In Northern Ireland, this will be administered by the Community Foundation for NI in addition to their own Coronavirus Community Fund (See above).  

For more information or to apply for this grant, please click here.

Money Saving Expert 

£1,000,000 is now available from MoneySavingExpert's Martin Lewis for grants of £5,000 to £20,000 to small registered charities, or local arms of bigger charities, across the UK – to help with specific UK coronavirus-related poverty relief projects. Application closes Wednesday 25 March 2020.

For more information or to apply for this grant, please click here.

Halifax Foundation Northern Ireland Coronavirus Response

The Halifax Foundation Northern Ireland has issued a statement on their website, to highlight that they understand that Coronavirus will present a number of challenges to the charities, which they support throughout Northern Ireland over the coming weeks and months. An independent grant-making trust, the Foundation works to support charities within Northern Ireland, enabling people who are disadvantaged or with additional needs, to participate actively in their communities. In their Coronavirus Response statement, the Foundation said they recognise that charities will be an even more crucial support mechanism than ever in these unprecedented times in providing both practical and emotional support and tackling isolation.

The Foundation said they want to ensure they can provide support in any way they can, which will include flexibility around funding and reporting. If your charity is affected by the Coronavirus, outbreak and you receive grant funding from the Foundation:

For more information or to apply for this grant, please click here.

National Lottery Community Fund

Awards for all - £300 - £10,000

For more information or to apply for this grant, please click here.

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