The EMPOWER programme is open to infrastructure charities only, regional or subregional, that support voluntary & community groups.

To be eligible for this fund, your group must be registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. If you are registered with another charity regulator in the UK/Ireland, it must show that you operate in Northern Ireland.

Applicants must have at least one year of annual returns published on Charity Commission NI website.

Applications must be strategic/transformational in nature. Projects must not duplicate activities supported by or the responsibility of government departments.

EMPOWER closes on Friday 28th June 2024 at 12noon. Awards will be made in August, with a start date of September 2024.

Applicants must have a pre-application call with a member of the Grants Team prior to submitting an application. To book a call, please contact

Read more and apply here