The Trust expects that applicants will already have sought funding from other sources for their project. The advice and links given below may provide you with some ideas as to where to look for this additional funding.
Some of these funders are linked to particular locations and many fund only specific types of project, such as events, capital equipment or publications. Some will only fund groups whilst others restrict their funding to individuals.
It can also be useful to search the Charity Commission websites for the various jurisdictions to identify potential funders as some operate on a UK wide basis. Similarly some funders may operate across the island of Ireland.
It may be helpful to sign up to the e-newsletters or follow the social media sites of those funders that may have something to offer, deadlines for applications can be quite short in some instances.
- A good starting point is to approach local independent businesses who may be willing to give support either in cash or kind.
- Local branches of national and multi-national companies often have access to community or discretionary funds to support initiatives in their areas of operation.
- Local Councils may have cultural or good relations grants which may be willing to support your project.
Lottery, Government and Agency Funding
- National Lottery Community Fund has a variety of funds available for both large and small projects including Awards for All and the Dormant Accounts Fund NI.
- The National Lottery Heritage Fund similarly has a variety of funding for heritage related projects.
- Community Relations Council for Northern Ireland
- Department for Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DAERA), – Rural Micro Grants Capital Programme
- Heritage Council (Ireland)
- Co-operation Ireland