At Developing Healthy Communities, our Clear Project administers a number of funding programmes on behalf of the Public Health Agency.

2020-2021 Short-Term Funding

Please note that the deadline for applying to this programme has now passed.

Making Life Better through COVID-19 short term funding programme available in Western, Belfast, Southern & South-Eastern areas

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified funding to address Health and Wellbeing in Northern Ireland. The short term funding will support a range of strategic themes and priorities including:

  • ‘Making Life Better’ (Public health framework) priorities
  • Protect Life 2 Suicide Prevention Strategy
  • Mental Health, Emotional Well-being, Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm. 

The PHA is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations, through the Clear Project, to apply for non-recurring short term funding to address the outlined themes.
The PHA has commissioned the Clear Project to facilitate this process in the Western, Southern, South Eastern and Belfast Local Commissioning Group areas. Short term funding will be allocated in the Northern area via the four community networks.
Two types of awards are available under this scheme.

  1. Award one funding of up to £1,000 that non-constituted and constituted non-profit taking Community / Voluntary Sector groups can apply for.
  2. Award two funding of between £1,001 and to a maximum of £5,000 for constituted, non-profit taking Community / Voluntary sector groups.

The closing date for applications for these grants is Thursday, 6th August 2020 at 3pm

Apply now

If you are interested in applying for the short-term funding, please download and return the relevant documents:
Guidance notes: Before completing your application form, please also read 'General Guidance' and 'Guidelines for Application'.

We recommend that you also have a look at the Monitoring Outcomes Tools on our Grant Recipients Information page.

For further information on the work of the COVID-19 Short Term Funding Programme, contact [email protected]

2019-20 Funding Outcomes

Overall report

Download 'Outcomes Report Small Grants 19-20

Project summaries by Trust area 2019/20