Cash for Kids is looking for community groups from across Northern Ireland to take part in their unique fundraising competition.

Are you a grassroots Community Group in need of funding that supports children facing illness, poverty, neglect, or who have additional needs?

With four weeks to fundraise as much as possible, 100% of the funds you raise will be granted back to you, with additional prizes to be won.

The winners of 2023 raised a staggering £11,587 and won an additional £2,500 from Cash for Kids, which means that they received £14,087.86 back.

Local Community Associations and Grassroot Organisations who exist to help disadvantaged children in N.Ireland are invited to apply. 

Up to 20 Groups will be selected to take part and throughout the month of March, with our help & expertise, you will fundraise as much as you can and KEEP 100% OF WHAT YOU RAISE!

Why Community Challenge if you already fundraise?

You will have access to a range of fully branded assets, support from the Cash for Kids team and guidance about how to reach out to businesses and communities for monetary support. Previous participant feedback showed that the Cash for Kids brand gave them extra confidence to really go outside their comfort zone.

If you raise £2,000 or more, Cash for Kids will grant you a further £500 to support your work. The group who raises the most overall with receive an additional £2,500 on top of what they’ve raised, subject to raising the minimum £2,000 target

Please read the eligibility criteria below and if you would like to be apply to take part please click here. 

Applications close on Friday 16th February at 5:00pm

The following are not eligible to apply:

·         Individuals.

·         For-profit organisations.

·         Charities with an annual turnover exceeding £1 million, and any smaller charities (with an annual turnover not exceeding £1 million) which do not have a primary focus on local, grassroots projects and services in Northern Ireland.

·         Community Interest Companies (CICs).

·         Large groups such as Scouts NI, Girlguiding Ulster or The Boy’s Brigade NI (as stated above, regional and local sections of these groups may apply).

The following will be eligible:

·         Registered Charities, Community Associations, or Grassroot Organisations based in Northern Ireland with an annual turnover less than £1 million (the “Organisations”). This Challenge is intended to support local, grassroots projects and services only.

·         Individual branches/clubs/centres operating under a larger Organisation with an annual turnover exceeding £1 million, only if the Individual branch/club/centre has an annual turnover not exceeding £1 million (i.e. a branch/club/centre of an Organisation serving a specific geographical area in Northern Ireland may apply as long as it turns over less than £1 million annually).

·         Individual local clubs from larger groups such as Scouts NI, Girlguiding Ulster or The Boy’s Brigade NI when not applying as a single large entity.

·         Registered charities with a primary focus on local, grassroots projects and services, with an annual turnover of £1 million or less. They must be based in Northern Ireland and registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (

If your organisation is primarily a sports club, you may be eligible to take part in our Sports Challenge 2024 which happens later in the year, following a similar format.