DfC Small Grants for Volunteering Programme NOW OPEN!!


We are happy to announce that DfC have secured £250k towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2018/2019.  This grant provides some much needed support to the Voluntary/Community Sector community.


North West Volunteer Centre will be running workshops in both Derry/Londonderry and Strabane to promote this funding and talk through process & requirements


Tuesday 21st August 2018 @ 11.00am, North West Volunteer Centre, 22 Bishop Street, Derry/L’Derry


Wednesday 22nd August 2018 @ 11.00am, Training room, DCSDC offices, Strabane


Please register your interest to attend by emailing strabane@volunteeringnorthwest.co.uk or telephone 028 71 271 017


To be eligible for grant assistance (minimum award £200 – maximum award £1,200) organisations must not have an annual income exceeding £100,000 per year and must demonstrate how their proposal delivers on the programme outcomes below:


Objective 1 – Increase Volunteer activity by groups under-represented in the volunteering population, including people not in paid work.
Objective 2 – Innovation – Increasing Diversity and Numbers
Objective 3 – Increase in numbers of new Volunteers
Objective 4 – Benefit to your local community


Examples of grant awards – volunteer out of pocket expenses, supporting the recruitment of new volunteers, providing travel, training or small running costs like heat or light etc.

How to apply?  

Please complete Application form

Guidance notes for info

Completed forms must be forwarded to Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI) – contact details on form. Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd September at 12 noon