Capital Idea

While we may have stopped writing lists and letters to Santa many community and voluntary groups are in need of a Christmas wish come true. Let us help you this Christmas to support your work with a capital investment which will allow you to grow and develop. 

The Department for Communities Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland should be at the top of your list this Christmas with its direct smile and generous programme to support local community and voluntary work.

Speak to one of the LEXXER Team today to make an application and let us walk you through the process and assist in the development and management of a community based partnership on which the application is based. 

LEXXER Solutions – Funding Futures

From small improvements to equipment this fund will help community based partnerships to improve facilities and resources

The main change this year is that Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. 

The purpose of this Programme is to promote Partnership and Collaboration among Voluntary and Community organisations. As such the amount of grant available to apply for will be dependent on the amount of partners within the application:

• 2 partner groups  = can apply for £1,500
• 3 – 4 partner groups = can apply for up to £3,500
• 5+ partner groups  =  can apply for up to maximum £5,000

To be eligible for grant assistance organisations must:
• be constituted voluntary /community sector organisations
• have an annual income of less than £100,000 per year.   

This grant is only eligible for expenditure on capital items and must be incurred from the date of award until 31 March 2019.

If you want to try it yourself Application forms and guidance notes can be accessed at:
http://www.cooperationireland.org/programmes/community-programmes/small-capital-grants-programme/(external link opens in a new window / tab)

However if like so many groups you are soo busy with other things let us help. The LEXXER team can guide your through with advice or indeed we can draft your application for you. One of the key features is the need to develop a partnership approach and this can often be daunting for small groups. We can help you approach and reach agreement with others ensuring that your work together is legally and practically build on a sure foundation. 

However time is against us with the clock ticking to the deadline. Completed applications should be emailed to smallcapitalgrants@cooperationireland.org, and must be received by 12noon Wednesday 19th December 2018