Grants are available to charitable, sports and community organisations in Northern Ireland for equipment purchases or projects and activities that enhance their offering within their local community.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
ÂŁ 1,000

Objectives of Fund

The purpose of the programme is to enable community organisations in Northern Ireland to ‘shine a little brighter’, whether that is with equipment, a revamp of their space, or resources for their service users.

Value Notes

There is ÂŁ1,000 available in funding awards each month.

Grants must be spent within eight weeks of award.

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from charitable, sports and community organisations based in Northern Ireland.

Applicants must:

  • Not have any political links.
  • Use the funds within 6-8 weeks of receiving them.
  • Agree to all PR and marketing activity following the journey of spending their Brighter Community grant.


Organisation running costs are not eligible for support.

Power NI Energy Ltd staff members are exempt from directly applying for the fund.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants are to be used for a tangible cause such as equipment purchase or providing an activity.

Eligible costs include:

  • Purchase of sports kit.
  • A revamp of a space.
  • Providing resources for service users.
  • A special project that makes a significant impact.

How To Apply

Applications may be made at any time and will be considered on a monthly basis.

The online application form can be found on the website of Power NI.

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