The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, in partnership with Pears Foundation, have launched the Community Spaces Fund. This fund will work to develop greater respect and understanding between people of different backgrounds.
More than a fund, this investment will encourage joint working and cohesion through more targeted approaches by staff at the Foundation, encouraging and supporting joint bidding for funding and through organised cluster events.
Small grants of up to £5,000 are available where community and voluntary groups are able to demonstrate a partnership approach that evidences need and joint working.
The grant could be for using a shared space in their local community or to carry out joint activities or events aimed at bringing different communities together, whether that be communities of faith, ethnicity, neighbourhood or of different backgrounds.
The fund will give space to groups to connect, share ideas, explore and learn together.
The fund will open for applications on Tuesday 21st May 2019 and close for applications on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 1:00pm.
Full details and how to apply can found on the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland website here.