The Telecommunity Fund exists to support small, locally based grass roots community projects with grants between £500 - £2,000.
Priority will be given to applications from small groups, typically with an annual income of less than £200,000, as evidenced in most recent set of accounts
Projects must aim to support one of the following groups:
People with disabilities
Priority will be given to projects that will benefit groups dealing with disadvantage (e.g. rural isolation, low income, social exclusion, reduced access to services), and projects that involve the beneficiaries in their development and delivery.
Examples of types of projects that may be supported within Fund themes:
Community education and training opportunities
Communication and leadership skills
Local initiatives to improve resources and community facilities
Creativity and self-expression through drama, music or a range of arts activities
Inclusion and involvement of disadvantaged communities
Out of school projects for young people
Read the guidance notes and ensure you are eligible to apply and your project meets the funding criteria
Talk to the Grants Team – to confirm eligibility and iron out any queries you may have
Think about the long term value of your project. The fund does not prioritise one off trips, or very short term projects. Ensure what you are applying for you would like to apply for is eligible
Have your supporting documentation ready to upload (in one file rather than separate pages, per document) as part of your application, before the final closing date
How to Apply
The Telecommunity Fund is open on an ongoing basis. The applications are assessed at panel meetings held approximately 3-4 times per year.
The next panel meeting will take place on 26th November 2019, therefore applications submitted after 31st October 2019 will not be considered in this round.
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.
To apply and for more information please visit the website