Are you seeking funding of between £300 – £10,000 for your project? Read on…….

Hello from all of us at The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland. There’s just over a month to go until the end of this financial year so you are probably thinking about getting some funding for your project idea.

Our most popular programme, National Lottery Awards For All, may be worth a look if you are seeking funds to cover a 12 month project.

National Lottery Awards For All can fund voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. As well as, schools and statutory bodies.

The programme can cover the costs of projects that have been designed and developed by communities to improve people’s lives and strengthen community activity.

Check out our website to find out more about the types of activities we can fund.

In December, we received 73 applications from groups all across Northern Ireland.

We couldn’t review 15% of the applications because they weren’t complete.

Most of these had not been signed by the contacts named on the form or did not have all of the information we require for the contact people included within the application.

Make sure your application is complete by triple checking the following:

  • Two contact people must be included on your form (three if your organisation is a registered company).
  • Your contacts must hold one of the specified positions/roles listed on the form.
  • These people must sign your form and provide their home address and data of birth.
  • You sent us a recent bank statement with your form. This should be for the account you would like us to pay your grant into.

There are no closing dates for National Lottery Awards For All, so you can send us your application at any time. It normally takes us between 6-8 weeks to review your form so consider this when you’re deciding on your project start date.

We want to hear your project ideas so feel free to contact our team on 028 9055 1455 or by email at if you would like to chat about your plans or get advice from us.

Good luck!

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