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Funding Unit – Funding Opportunity - Coca-Cola Thank You Fund

This year, Coca-Cola is celebrating 131 years of operation and is providing €100,000 in grants of €30,000, €10,000 or €5,000.

Applications will be accepted from non-profit organisations that have new and innovative projects or initiatives that address the 2017 theme:

‘Working with communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland to inspire and support young people.’

The proposed project must exclusively benefit people who are over 12 years of age and under 25 years, and activities using money received from the Fund must be based on the island of Ireland.

Projects should address one or more of the following three categories:

Bridging the divide between education and the workplace.
Fostering diversity and inclusion among young people.
Empowering young people to become the leaders of the future.

Eligible applicants include:

Charitable organisations with a registered charity number.
Voluntary organisations working within the community.
Not-for-profit community organisations.
A foundation or a trust for the benefit of the community.

Organisations must have been in operation for at least 12 months.

The deadline for applications is 14 July 2017 (midnight).

Follow the link below for more information:


£1million Fund to ‘Build a Better Future’ in the Causeway Coast and Glens area

Community-based groups in the Causeway Coast and Glen’s area which are making a positive difference to society are being encouraged to access a new £1M fund. The ‘Building Better Futures’ fund will help charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises by providing small, unsecured loans that are not currently available from traditional financial sources.

The scheme is being funded by the Building Change Trust, Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) and Belfast Charitable Society, one of Northern Ireland’s oldest charitable organisations.

Further information about the scheme is available by contacting UCIT on 028 9031 5003 or visiting or the brochure

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Charles Hayward Foundation

The Charles Hayward Foundation (registered charities only) provide both Main Grants (up to £25,000 a year for 1-3 years and Small Grants (up to £7000).  Main grants cover Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Overseas work.  Small grants cover Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Older People.

Find out more on the website


D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds UK registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.  Grants are usually in the range £500 - £5,000 and core costs will be considered.

Find out more on the website