Projects need to be based in Northern Ireland and organisations need to be constituted in the UK. Awards for All (Northern Ireland) will not fund projects run by arts organisations or artists to carry out their work and/or engage people in the arts, but can fund projects that meet the aims and priorities of the Awards for All programme. Community and voluntary organisations and statutory organisations can apply. The main aim of the programme is to bring real improvements to communities and to the lives of people most in need by funding projects which involve people in their communities, bringing them together to enjoy a wide range of charitable, community, educational, environmental and health-related activities.
Projects must also show how they help to achieve at least one of the following: people to participate in their communities to bring about positive change; people to develop their skills and widen their experiences; people to work toward better and safer communities; improve people’s physical and mental health and well being.
It is a competitive grant programme with no deadline dates. Instructions on how to apply are in the guidance notes on the website http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/northern-ireland/awards-for-all-northern-ireland
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