BC & P Fund – closing 3 Oct

Purpose of the Fund

The BC & P Fund exists to support small, locally based grassroots community projects in the Local Authority areas of Mid and East Antrim, and Antrim and Newtownabbey.


  • Priority will be given to applications from small groups, typically with an annual income of less than £200,000, as evidenced in the 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 are:
    • addressing health and wellbeing issues
    • targeting those facing disadvantage (e.g. rural isolation, low income, social exclusion, reduced access to services
    • involving the beneficiaries in their development and delivery

Examples of types of projects that may be supported within Fund themes:

  • 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.
  • Inclusion and involvement of disadvantaged communities
  • Out of school projects for young people

Who can apply:

  • Constituted grass roots community and voluntary groups
  • Have a committee of at least three unrelated Trustees/Directors (if there are more than three related, the majority must be unrelated individuals with no financial interest in the organisation.)

To apply

Read the full fund details, and apply, at The Community Foundation Northern Ireland website below.

BC & P Fund

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Monday 3rd October 2022 at 13:00

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.