Funding Opportunities 2021


Our Community Grants Programme can support day to day activities of a charity and new/existing projects, however we will also support charities to REACT to COVID-19, PREPARE to reopen services or adapt their services accordingly, and to RESTORE/RENEW in order to deliver what may be for many, a new way of life.

Our average grant in 2020 was £3,925. We may not be in a position to offer you all what you need, however we will discuss viability with you. Please continue to understand what other charities and the government is doing in your field, and ensure that what you propose fits in.

Grants are only open to charities operating in Northern Ireland. Please do not apply if you are serving another region of the UK or beyond. 

Charitable Status

The following groups may apply:

  • Charities registered with the Charity Commission
  • Charities 'deemed' on CCNI's combined list
  • 'Non-deemed' on CCNI's combined list, provided they can supply their HMRC letter confirming charitable status.

 **We are strongly encouraging all applicants and grantees to complete their Annual Monitoring Return and submit to Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.Charity Commission NI will not be sending out reminders to charities to submit their returns due to the Court of Appeal ruling. However, in order to obtain funding from Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland, it is a requirement that your paperwork is up to date with CCNI. Please ensure you file your returns as normal, and on time.   For further information, please visit CCNI website on



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Guidance Notes



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Clifton House Heritage Centre
2 North Queen Street
Belfast BT15 1ES

T: 028 9032 3000

Registered in Northern Ireland Number 19019

Company Limited by Guarantee

Charity Number: NIC101763

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