Since its inception in 2007, the Alpha Programme has distributed over £5 million of Landfill Communities Fund funding to over 140 fantastic community and biodiversity projects, helping communities bring their plans for positive change to reality.
Grants of up to £50,000 are available to fund projects making a positive impact at ground level, either developing facilities for community use or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements.
Funding is available under two grants strands during 2018:
• Alpha Main Grants Programme (£10k to £50k)
• Alpha Small Grants Programme (£3k to £10k)
A Steering Group comprising representatives from Alpha Resource Management Ltd, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Belfast City Council, Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Ards & North Down Borough Council, the Housing Executive and Groundwork NI adjudicate on applications and funds are distributed on a quarterly basis.
The 2018 application deadlines are:
Friday 26th October 2018 at 12.00 noon
If you have a great community project which lies within a 15 mile radius of the Mullaghglass Landfill Site in South Antrim, then why not apply?
For more information please contact Richard Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/northernireland/Pages/the-alpha-programme-ni