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Big Lottery: Top Tips on getting funding for your project

Top tips on getting funding for your project





If people in your community have some great ideas, but aren’t quite sure how to move ahead, develop their plans and get them funded – we have some tips that can help.  This short blog gives you an introduction to how we work and the basics of how to make a funding application.


See also our website for information on:

People and Communities – supporting work with local people to bring about positive changes in your community.

Empowering Young People – support for projects in Northern Ireland that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the challenges they face.

Awards for All Northern Ireland – Giving groups a quick and easy way to get small National Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000.


Ring 028 90551455 to talk to us (opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm). Or come and see us when we are in your local area – details below.





Call in to see us in Mid Ulster…





Colin Howells from our funding team will be in the mid Ulster area, based in


  • Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre, Queen Street, Magherafelt – 6th Nov, 4th Dec (9.30am – 4pm)


Email to make an appointment


Fermanagh or Omagh



Helen Hill from our funding team will be based in Fermanagh and Omagh.


Call in to see her and talk through your funding ideas.


Helen will be in:



  • Fermanagh House –  12 Oct, 9th Nov, 14th Dec (10.30am to 4pm)


  • Omagh Community House – 19 Oct, 16th Nov, 21st Dec (10.30am to 4pm)


email to make an appointment.




Bangor or Antrim





Mark Baine and Jerome Grace will be in


  • North Down Community Network’s Resource Centre in Bangor – 12 October (10am to 3pm)


  • Clotworthy House in Antrim – 19th October (10am to 3pm)


Email to make an appointment.


…or Ballymena





Joan McCrum and Chris McClure will be in


  • The Braid (Ballymena Town Hall), Wet Arts Workshop room – 14th November (1pm to 6pm)


To make an appointment email

latest appointment 5.30pm – all appointments on first-come first-served basis