Aims of the Fund
Applications will be considered from charities, constituted voluntary and community groups in Northern Ireland that focus on:
Education - Charities or projects that enhance learning and develop career opportunities
Health – Promote health and wellbeing.
Social – Provide local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable and supportive communities.
Small Grants of up to £2,000 are available and must be spent within a year.
Large Grants are available between £2,000 - £10,000 and must also be spent within a year.
We Will Fund
Groups that have been running for at least 2 years.
Salary, equipment or volunteer costs that are clearly budgeted and only used for the project – evidence will be required.
Grants can be made for a wide range of purposes, for example:
Start-up costs for new organisations or projects
Extension and development of existing projects
Pilot projects (to gather research and evidence)
The purchase of equipment and resources
The Wesleyan Foundation is in favour of funding:
Homework clubs / Education and upskilling
Employability – supporting people to move towards employment
Mental wellbeing – but not via arts and crafts groups – more direct working, e.g. counselling
You can apply to this fund if you are one of the following:
Constituted Community groups
Companies Limited by Guarantee with charitable aims
Community Interest Companies
Co-operatives - registered Community Benefit Societies and registered Industrial and Provident Societies
**Funding to Community Interest Companies and other non-charities may include conditions to restrict funding to charitable objectives only.
How to apply
For further information and link to the online application please visit https://www.communityfoundationni.org/wesleyan-foundation-grants
Please email the grants team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 028 9024 5927 if you wish to discuss your plans before submission of your bid.
The Small Grants fund will close for applications on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at 1:00pm.
The Large Grants Fund will close for applications on Friday 17th May 2019 at 1.00pm.