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Volunteering Small Grants NOW OPEN

The Department for Communities Small Grants for Volunteering Programme for Northern Ireland is now
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.
Download the application form
Download the guidance notes
Applications must be submitted before Monday 3rd September 2018 at 12noon

Information Sessions regarding the application process
Please confirm your attendance with 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 Community Cafe, Flagship Centre
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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