Grant Aid Support

New Funding Opportunity for Community & Voluntary Groups in DEA areas of Derg, Faughan and Sperrin

The North West Volunteer Centre is the administrative body on behalf of Derry City and Strabane District council for allocation of DfC’s Volunteering Programme.  The Volunteering Programme is designed to support volunteer involving organisations in the Derg, Sperrin and Faughan DEA areas in order to contribute towards the efforts of volunteers in response to Covid-19.  Grant applications must focus on areas of expenditure that clearly support their volunteers so that they can undertake their roles to the best of their ability with the maximum impact eg. reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as travel or refreshments.  The grant is also designed to support building volunteer capacity eg. recruitment of new volunteers, training (including online) and Access NI applications for volunteers.

The minimum grant award is £250 and maximum £500 per organisation.

Applications Open – Friday 8th January 2021
Deadline for Applications – Friday 5th February 2021
Claims can be made for the period 1st November 2020 – 31st March 2021

To be eligible, organisations must be in the Derg, Faughan or Sperrin DEA areas and:

  1. Involve volunteers 
  2. Be supporting community need in response to Covid-19
  3. Be a constituted group
  4. Have a current bank statement

Any queries, please email or contact the volunteer centre on 07706 291964

Associated Documents For Download

Application Form

Guidance Notes