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Volunteering Small Grants NOW OPEN

13 August 2018

The Department for Communities Small Grants for Volunteering Programme for Northern Ireland is now open.

Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI), as lead partner for the Association of Independent Volunteer Centres (AIVC) Volunteer Now and North West Volunteer Centre, has been appointed as the Intermediary Funding Body.

The Volunteering Small Grants Programme provides grants of between 200 and 1,200 to help organisations throughout Northern Ireland recruit and support volunteers.   To be eligible, organisations must be formally constituted and must have an annual income not exceeding 100,000 per year. 

Denise Hayward, CEO, Volunteer Now said, “This is an excellent funding opportunity for small volunteer involving organisations which fulfill the criteria of the grant.   It will enable them to meet volunteer out of pocket expenses, provide travel, training or small running costs and recruit new volunteers to help to meet local need”.

Information sessions on the application procedure for this grant will be held between 21-24 August in various locations - scroll down for list.


Information Sessions regarding the application process

Please confirm your attendance with Sandra.Faulkner@volunteernow.co.uk or 028 9023 2020

Bangor - Tuesday 21 August, 6pm-7.30pm at The Hub

Lisburn - Wednesday 22 August, 5.30pm-7pm at Bridge Community Centre

Mid & East Antrim - Thursday 23 August, 9.30am-11am at Ballymena Library

Antrim & Newtownabbey - Thursday 23 August, 12noon-1.30pm at Antrim Library

Armagh - Thursday 23 August, 10am-11am at Dobbin St. Community Centre

Dungannon - Thursday 23 August, 2pm-3pm at Dungannon Library

Fermanagh - Thursday 23 August, 10am-11am at Fermanagh House

Belfast - Thursday 23 August, 10am-1pm at Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftesbury Square

Newry - Friday 24 August, 10am-11am at Ballybot House

Downpatrick - Friday 24 August, 2pm-3pm at Ballymote Wellbeing Centre


Volunteer Now wll also be running several clinics to help with any queries relating to your application:

Belfast - (date to be confirmed) at Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftesbury Square

Bangor - Tuesday 28 August, 11am-1pm at The Hub

Newtownards - Wednesday 29 August, 10.30am–12noon at Newtownards Library

Lisburn - Friday 31 August, 10am–12.30pm at Lisburn Library

Dundonald - Friday 31 August, 1.30pm-3.00pm at Enler Centre, Ballybeen


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