The Wesleyan Foundation - Education projects; Health projects; Social projects

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.

Funding available

  • 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

Eligibility

You can apply to this fund if you are one of the following:

  • Registered charities

  • 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

  • Social Enterprises

**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 applications@communityfoundationni.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.