Choose Now Change Lives

Boost is giving back with a £10,000 fund across Northern Ireland to support your local community.

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Support your community

The Boost Choose Now Change Lives programme has been launched this year and Boost will be offering community grants to support a range of community groups and organisations across Northern Ireland. The grants will be managed by Groundwork, a specialist charity working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, and will help groups make a difference in their local areas and in truly facilitating change that will benefit communities for years to come.

We are calling for all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks to get involved and nominate themselves to be in with a chance of a stake of the £10,000.

How does it work?

The Choose Now Change Lives grant initiative is open to applications from local Northern Ireland community organisations and groups throughout 2021. Applications will be shortlisted three times throughout the year in May, July and September. Following each shortlist taking place organisations will be notified and the public will cast their votes for the organisation that they would like to a grant.

 

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Charities
  • CIC
  • Community groups
  • Local authority
  • Health authority
  • Social housing
  • Other not for profit organisations

Please note that the following types of organisation cannot be funded through the scheme:

  • Children’s or young people’s charities where the majority of beneficiaries would be under the age of 18
  • Top tier local authorities
  • Individuals
  • Organisations where funding would be delivered overseas
  • Charities with any party political or religious affiliation
Housing

What types of groups could benefit?

Homeless charities that help rough sleepers to find shelter and help provide them with the support they need.

Community Group

Community Groups

Community groups that bring the local community together, whether it be through Sport, Art, Music or just generally providing a place for people to come together.

Food bank

Community food banks

Food banks that provide food and essential supplies for families or individuals in crisis.

Application Guidance

Read our guidance notes here to guide your application. These will help you complete the full application form.

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Click here to take our eligibility survey. This short survey will check that your project meets the basic requirements to be eligible for a Choose Now Change Lives grant. If your project meets the criteria you will be given a link to the application form.

If you are a resident of mainland GB, please click here for the GB application information and form.

Terms and conditions apply.

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