People and Communities NI funding update

Big Lottery People and Communities funding will open in January 2016 with a budget of £60 million for communities in Northern Ireland

People and Communities is Big Lottery's new programme which will support groups to make positive changes in communities across Northern Ireland.

All projects they will fund will embrace the three key themes of:

  • People led – this means the people you'll be working with will be meaningfully involved in the development, design and delivery of your project.
  • Strength based – support people and communities to build on the knowledge, skills, experience they already have to make the changes they want.
  • Connected – demonstrate that you have a good understanding of other activities and services in your community, and show how your project will complement these.

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The next RO:COP networking event will focus on sustainability and will be held on 4th February 2016.



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