The Journey of a Community Grant Application (Formerly Standard Grant Programme)

Pre-Application Phase

  • Click here to access the portal for the online form. For help on how to apply, see Community Grant Application Process.

  • For advice or assistance please call or email the Foundation Office.

  • Applications received are checked for completeness and eligibility.


Assessment Phase

  • The Assessor may contact you by telephone or personal visit to discuss the application

  • The Assessors report is presented to the Assessment Team including the Foundation Manager

  • The Team agree a recommendation


Decision & Post-Decision Phase

  • Three Trustees consider the applications, along with Team

  • Recommendations at the pre-Board, Review Committee Meeting

  • The applications and recommendations are then considered at the Board Meeting

  • Letters advising of the applications outcomes are sent to all groups within 7 days

  • Successful applicants will be asked to submit signed Terms and Conditions, upon which payment will be made. However, if the Trustees require you to meet a conditions, payment will be delayed until the requirement has been satisfied. Please also return the bacs form to confirm bank details along with a photocopy of a recent bank statement or a blank lodging in slip.


Evaluation (12 months later)

  • You will need to submit an evaluation form

  • You may receive an evaluation visit from a member of the Foundation Team

  • 12 months from your date of application, you can re-apply to the Foundation

Closing Date

Contact Us

11-15 Donegall Square North


T: 028 9032 3000

Registered in Northern Ireland Number 19019

Accepted as a charity by the Inland Revenue under reference NIC 101763

Follow Us