AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 22 May 2016 | News New NI community grant scheme opens Tagged with: community foundations Funding Northern Ireland 66 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisement Grants of up to £10,000 are being made available to community groups and organisations in Northern Ireland under a new grant scheme administered by the Community Foundation NI.The Ulster People’s College Fund was set up in 2014 by the Ulster People’s College with the aim of supporting communities in Northern Ireland who continue to suffer from social and economic problems. The Fund seeks to empower communities with skills and experiences to create a stronger and more engaged society, in particular through education and community capacity building.Under the programme the community groups and organisations can apply to:Provide community education and development that is aimed at tackling the challenges of social and economic disadvantageImprove civic participation for people who are disadvantaged and excludedOvercome cultural and political divisionExamples of types of activities/projects which will be funded:Leadership projectsAdult education programmes, in particular aimed at improving adult literacyEntrepreneurship and employability programmesCapital cost are eligible up to a maximum amount of £2,000The Fund says that if it is oversubscribed, priority will be given to smaller organisations. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 27th May. 65 total views, 1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.