The fund will support the provision and advancement of educational and developmental opportunities for young people in the Belfast Metropolitan Area.
The fund has identified the following priorities:
Educational activities supporting young people (priority will be given to projects supporting young people aged 18 and younger) from disadvantaged areas.
Projects that provide enhanced sporting or cultural benefits and opportunities for young people who are particularly disadvantaged.
Projects that will directly benefit those disaffected from mainstream education.
Early years intervention, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
A partnership approach involving multiple agencies, working with parents and teachers and community based organisations.
Awards will be available of up to £2,000 to support small community projects.
Who can apply?
Constituted organisations based within and to support beneficiaries in the Belfast Metropolitan Area which includes the following:
Belfast urban area
Lisburn urban area
Newtownabbey urban area
Castlereagh urban area
Holywood urban area
Groomsport & Crawfordsburn
Examples of projects that may address some of these issues include:
Addressing expectations of young people, teachers and/or parents, giving people hope e.g. urban villages digital literacy giving a sense of energy, developing something new and exciting
Projects building self-esteem with young people disaffected from mainstream education
Sporting and/or cultural projects for disaffected young people
Provision of after school/homework clubs in disadvantaged areas where there are none
Community based youth clubs in areas where there are none
Community based apprenticeships for young people
The fund is interested in adding value and offering hands on support through advice, mentoring and/or meeting grantees where appropriate. At the panel’s discretion additional support may be offered.
The fund is open for applications and will close on Monday 29th April 2019 at 1:00pm.
How to Apply
Please read the guidance in detail and apply at https://www.communityfoundationni.org/ballygrainey-fund