The Community Foundation Telecommunity Fund

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The Telecommunity Fund was set up to potentially provide a grant of between £500-£2000 to constituted grass roots community and voluntary groups across Northern Ireland. These grants are there for groups who are prioritising support for one of the following groups:

  • Young People
  • Older People
  • People with disabilities


The Fund can be a great support for projects with look at themes such as but not exclusive to:


  • Community education and training opportunities
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Local initiatives to improve resources and community facilities
  • Creativity and self-expression through drama, music or a range of arts activities
  • Inclusion and involvement of disadvantaged communities
  • Out of school projects for young people


For the fund there are specific criteria that organisations need to meet as set out below:

  • Priority will be given to applications from small groups, typically with  an annual income of less than £200,000, as evidenced in most recent set of accounts
  • Projects must aim to directly support one of the following specific groups:
    • Young people
    • Older people
    • People with disabilities
  • The Fund will not support projects targeting all ages.
  • Priority will be given to projects that will benefit groups dealing with disadvantage (e.g. rural isolation, low income, social exclusion, reduced access to services), and projects that involve the beneficiaries in their development and delivery.

To find out more information about support available and deadlines for The Community Fund you can visit their website.

Last modified: 
Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 - 10:08