Workspace Community Fund
The Workspace Community fund allows Workspace to allocate a proportion of our surpluses each year so that small grants are available to help finance projects within the local area. Since its launch the fund has allocated over £92,000 to 257 local community and voluntary projects.
The Workspace Community Fund provides financial assistance to voluntary and community groups that want to make a positive impact in the local area.
Workspace Community Fund Small Grant
Grants of up to £500 are available to community and voluntary groups from the Ballinascreen, Desertmartin and Kilcronaghan areas
Grants of up to £250 are available to community and voluntary groups from the old Magherafelt District Council area
Please note that community and voluntary groups can only be awarded one grant in any 12 month period. For returning applicants the level of acknowledgement of previous grants in marketing materials, publications, newspaper articles, social media channels and a group’s website will be taken into consideration when assessing future applications.
What the fund supports
The Workspace Community Fund welcomes applications that:
- improve the local area
- promote community involvement
- enhance the quality of life and well being of local residents
- address local need
Examples of what may be funded include
- Equipment for projects
- Set up costs
- Tutor costs for workshop/training courses
What the fund does not support
The Workspace Community Fund will not support:
- Applications from statutory organisations
- Applications that promote religious or political activities
- Applications for general running costs
- Applications for trips/away days/events
- Applications for Christmas dinners
- Applications for Ipads/tablets/laptops/printers/cameras
To see photos of groups who have received funding please click here.
Workspace Community Fund Individual Award
Individual Awards are also available through the Workspace Community Fund for people aged 16-30 within the Ballinascreen, Kilcronaghan or Desertmartin areas who have the potential to excel in the areas of arts, culture, sport or enterprise and are being restricted from doing so for financial reasons.
Applications must clearly demonstrate why they should be awarded a Workspace Community Fund Individual Award in terms of:
- their achievements to date
- how they would use the award
- the impact the award would have on their ability to excel in their particular field
The Workspace Community Fund is currently accepting applications. The closing date for applications is Friday 11th May 2018.
Completed applications should be sent to:
Adele McIvor, The Workspace Group, Workspace Community Fund, The Business Centre, Draperstown, BT45 7AG
Tel: 028 7962 8113 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org