Micro Grant Programme

The Micro Grant Programme has been established in recognition and celebration of the contribution of voluntary groups and people to our society and the need for a simple application process for small amounts of funding.


Area: Northern Ireland

Grant Size: Up to £1,000

Priorities: Low capacity groups who have limited access to funding


Who can apply:

You do not have to have a constitution to apply to this fund.


If you’re thinking about a project that does one or more of  the following we might be able to help.

  • Reduce isolation and vulnerability

  • Focus on the positive contribution of people within the community

  • Enable  active participation of a community in decision-making and addressing of local issues

  • Help get people engaged in taking community action where it hasn’t happened before

Examples of the types of activities that may be supported:

  • Basic training support materials – books for example

  • Interview training

  • Mentoring

  • Travel costs to access relevant training (public transport for up to six months)

  • Childcare during employability training (up to six months)

  • Access course

The Micro Grants Programme will not support:

  • Groups with income over £30,000 per annum

  • Trips outside of Northern Ireland 

  • Individual applications

  • Purchase of vehicles

  • Running costs of large organisations

  • Holiday schemes

  • Parties and shopping trips

  • Promotion of religion or political activity

  • Applications from statutory organisations

The fund is open for applications on a rolling call basis, subject to fund availability.

It is recommended that you read our Grant FAQs before starting your grant application. Should you have any further questions please contact the Grants Team on 028 9024 5927.