Community Foundation for NI - 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.

Should you have any further questions please contact the Grants Team on 02890 245 927 or to read more visit