£840,000 Comic Relief Investment to be available in Northern Ireland

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has been appointed as an Intermediary Grant Maker on behalf of Comic Relief. 

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and Comic Relief both believe in the importance of

  • Directly investing in communities

  • Lived Experiences of people in shaping and improving lives is key in shifting the power.

  • Partnering with others who have greater experience, knowledge and connections

  • Adapting to change learning from lived experiences;

  • Influencing future policy and programmes from a lived experience perspective.

From these shared perspectives the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will over the next two years invest £840,000 of support from Comic Relief across four strategic development areas as follows:

  • Children Surviving and Thriving

  • Global Health Matters

  • Fighting for Gender Justice

  • A Safe Space To Be

To support community and voluntary sector groups with a potential application, a series of information sessions will be held across Northern Ireland during the month of May commencing with the following:

Wednesday 1st May

3-5 pm: Loughgiel Community Association, 38 Lough Road, Loughgiel, Ballymena BT44 9JN

Tuesday 7th May

7-9 pm: Tara Centre Omagh 11 Holmview Ave, Omagh BT79 0AH 

Numbers at each session are limited and registration is required via the Eventbrite links as follows:

Loughgiel: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comic-relief-information-roadshow-loughguile-may-1st-2019-tickets-60519087219

Omagh: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comic-relief-information-roadshow-omagh-may-7th-2019-tickets-60519599752

Year one applications will open 11.00am Monday 3rd June 2019 and will close 5.00pm Wednesday 10th July 2019. Applications can only be made via the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland website: www.communityfoundationni.org

For further information on the Comic Relief Programme please contact Michael Hughes, Head of Building Sustainable Communities at the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland via email mhughes@communityfoundationni.org or by phone 9024 5927