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Lloyds Bank Foundation for Northern Ireland: Community Grant Programme

The overall aim of the organisation is to support charitable organisations within Northern Ireland to enable people, who are disadvantaged or with special needs, to participate actively in their communities.

The Foundation has two main target areas to which it seeks to allocate funds:

·         Social and Community needs

·         Education and Training

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Sport NI

Sport Northern Ireland is dedicated to developing people in sport, especially young people, and providing facilities for people of every age group and ability to be able to participate, enjoy and perform sport and physical activity.

To sustain and increase participation, and improve performances in sport, Sport Northern Ireland invests in a range of projects throughout Northern Ireland.

Sport Northern Ireland is a Lottery award distributor and also provides exchequer funding to a number of Sport Northern Ireland recognised governing bodies.

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Community Foundation NI 

Since 1979, the Community Foundation has supported excellent community based activity through targeted grant funding.

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland manage funding from a variety of sources enabling community organisations to make a real difference in people’s lives. They link and match your application to the most appropriate fund behind the scenes so that you need not worry about which fund is right for you.

Applications to grant programmes should be made online, which is a quick and easy way to make an application.

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Big Lottery Fund

 Some of the funding programmes for Northern Ireland include:

- Awards for All Northern Ireland
- Building Change Trust
- Heroes Return
- International Communities
- Realising Ambition
- Village SOS

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sported. is a national charity that provides support to community sport organisations that work with young people in disadvantaged areas.

They do this by providing business resources and financial assistance, so that these organisations can concentrate on doing what they do best - improving the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport.

This is made possible thanks to the network of volunteers, mentors and experts, who provide their services to members of sported for free. If you run a community sport organisation, find out more about how you can become a member yourself.

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Community Relations Council

The Community Relations Council provides grant aid and advice to voluntary and community groups in support of projects which have a community relations purpose or value. 

The Council has a variety of funding schemes each tailored to promote certain aspects of community relations.

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Contact Details:

Jenny Penrose
Funding and Projects Manager / 02890 684713

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