Acorn Giving Circle Fund - Children and Young People, Older People and Local Impacts of Climate

The Acorn Giving Circle (AGC) is made up of a group of women who aim to make a positive contribution to improving the lives of people from Derry - Londonderry in a small but meaningful way.  It was formed in 2012 as a response to the establishment of the Acorn Fund (AF), a fund within the Community Foundation for NI (CFNI).

The funds generated by AGC are now available in the form of small grants for charitable or community groups / organisations.  Grant size is up to £500.

AGC aims to prioritise its support to where the need is greatest and where it can make a significant difference.

Who can apply:

  • Constituted groups who have management committee and current bank account

  • Individuals can be supported through an organisation – please contact us for clarification

While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications for projects that address the following:

  • Children / young people who live in the Derry~ Londonderry city and environs

  • the project should demonstrate that it is a new initiative within your organisation/group and not your normal business

  • Projects that allow older people to stay connected within their communities and can also have an intergenerational element.

  • Projects and activities which are concerned with raising awareness about local impacts of climate change on vulnerable people in our community e.g. older people and children

Examples of the types of activities that may be supported:

  • Supporting children through bereavement; play and learning projects; health and well-being projects; fun and play projects; social awareness projects.

  • Projects that bring older people together in activities that are fun and unique e.g. silent discos, more than the normal luncheon clubs.

  • Could be a project that you have developed through learning from previous work you’ve done.

 How to Apply

For further information and access to the online application visit

For further information please phone Shauna Kelpie on 07796 264635 or email at

Closing Date - Friday 7th June 2019 at 1:00pm.