Enkalon Foundation was established in 1985 following the closure of the British Enkalon Factory in Antrim. The aim of the fund was to support the local community and ex-employees.
As the foundation grew support was offered to charities and community groups across Northern Ireland. To date the foundation has given out over £5 million across Northern Ireland via 6,500 grants. £2.6 million of this funding has been in the former Antrim Borough.
Enkalon Foundation has an annual budget of around £200,000 which is used to support ex-employees with healthcare equipment as well as charities and community groups to meet and deliver their core objectives through the General Fund.
Applications to the General Fund may be for core running or project costs but must clearly demonstrate the need for the funding and how the group, users and wider community will benefit from it. Enkalon Foundation is a small funder and whilst applications of up to £6000 are accepted the average grant is £1000. If the overall budget exceeds the funding available other funding should be sought elsewhere. Additional applications along with any planned fundraising activities should be detailed with the application.
Enkalon Foundations range of interests are:
– The advancement of education
– The advancement of health and of saving lives
– The advancement of citizenship or community development
– The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science
– The advancement of amateur sport
– The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
– The advancement of animal welfare
Please note: Normally grants are not made to playgroups, pta’s, senior citizens groups or sporting groups outside the former Antrim borough area or to individuals or for medical research or for travel or projects outside Northern Ireland.
If you wish to submit an application please click on the General Fund tab at the top of this page.
The Trustees meet quarterly and the next closing date for applications is
The trustees will assess these applications in December 2022