Armstrong welcomes Dormant Accounts Fund for charities

Communities Kellie Armstrong

Alliance Communities spokesperson, Kellie Armstrong MLA, is encouraging charities to submit an application to the Dormant Accounts Fund NI which is now open.

Community Fund, who are managing the grant, have confirmed organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 as part of the first phase to support activity that improves long-term capacity, sustainability or resilience to best deliver their charitable objectives.

Kellie said: “The non-Lottery programme will support the community and volunteer sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability. It will support organisations to adapt to upcoming challenges and be more financially resilient. Ultimately, the Dormant Accounts Fund NI will deliver long-term transformational change for many organisations.”

The Dormant Accounts Fund NI will also support larger Northern Ireland-wide or sector-specific proposals that will enable collaboration and develop new and creative approaches to sustainability. These could focus on specific themes such as for example: volunteering, digital capacity or diversity and inclusion.

More information and details of how to apply can be found at

Organisations can also get in touch with any questions by emailing the Community Fund at [email protected] or telephone 028 4378 0003.