Whitemountain Programme - funding for community and biodiversity projects

Since its inception in 2007, the Whitemountain (formerly Alpha) Programme has distributed over £6 million of Landfill Communities Fund funding to almost 200 fantastic community and biodiversity projects, helping communities bring their plans for positive change to reality.

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects making a positive impact at ground level, either developing facilities for community use or encouraging biodiversity and environmental improvements.

Funding is available under two strands during 2019:

  • Whitemountain Programme Main Grants (£10k to £50k)

  • Whitemountain Programme Small Grants (£3k to £10k)

An Advisory Panel comprising representatives from Whitemountain; Antrim & Newtownabbey Council; Ards & North Down Council; Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Council; Belfast City Council; Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council; Mid & East Antrim Council; Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Groundwork NI adjudicates on applications and distributes funds on a quarterly basis.

If you have a great community or biodiversity focused project which lies within the 15 mile radius of Mullaghglass landfill site near Lisburn, then why not apply?

How to Apply

Please visit our website where guidance notes and application forms are available.


For more information, please contact Angelica Florez at grants@groundworkni.co.uk

Next deadline for applications is Friday 18th October 2019 at 12 noon