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Last updated: 29 May 2015

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We provide funding and grant aid in many areas including:

challenge fund

The 2015/16 Challenge Fund provides £300,000 to Community Action and Environmental Education projects and is open for applications from the 1st of June 2015.

The Challenge Fund is available to community groups, and Nursery, Primary and secondary level schools. Applications are encouraged from those who have not previously benefited from the fund, particularly those which seek to provide assistance to vulnerable groups e.g. elderly, disabled, economically deprived etc.

Community Action projects which directly engage communities in improving their own environment may be eligible for up to £8000 grant aid. Applications must be returned by 26th June 2015.

Environmental Education projects may be eligible for up to £4000 grant aid. Applications must be returned by 25th September 2015.

If you have any queries please contact the team at ChallengeFund@doeni.gov.uk

For full conditions and information on how to apply please refer to the guidance documents below:

Challenge Fund Guidance Notes (PDF 185KB)Opens in New window

Challenge Fund FAQS (PDF 152KB)Opens in New window

Application Form (XLS 412KB)Opens in New window - Please return via email