Community Networks within the Northern Area have been commissioned by the PHA to support the implementation of a Community Small Grants Scheme – Making Life Better through short term funding programme supports a range of initiatives under themes and priorities including:


  • ‘Making Life Better’ (Public health framework) priorities
  • Protect Life 2 Suicide Prevention Strategy
  • Mental Health, Emotional Well-being, Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm


The PHA invites community and voluntary sector organisations, through the following 4 Community Networks, to apply for non-recurring short term funding to address the outlined themes.


  • Causeway Rural and Urban Network
  • Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network
  • Impact Network NI
  • Northern Area Community Network


This scheme is open to non-constituted and constituted non-profit taking Community / Voluntary Sector groups in the Northern locality.


For further queries on this funding opportunity, please contact the appropriate Network for your project area:

Causeway Rural & Urban Network (CRUN)


Telephone: 02870344934


Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN)

(Magherafelt & Cookstown)


T: 028 87 738845


Impact Network NI

(Antrim, Newtownabbey & Carrickfergus)


Telephone: 028 9447 8645


Northern Area Community Network (NACN)
(Ballymena, Ballymoney, Larne & Moyle)


Telephone: 028 21772100


Additional Support

As a commissioned service Community Voluntary Sector organisations are required to consider the implementation of the PHA Quality Standards for services promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention:  Should your application be successful, as a minimum, your organisation will be expected to undertake a self-assessment against the core standards contained within the document (and additional sections if relevant to this project).





This scheme is available in other trust localities across Northern Ireland

Any group interested in applying for the short term funding programmes for the Western, Southern, South Eastern and Belfast areas can find out more at  Further details are available from the Clear Project on (028) 7138 3386 or