Pears Community Spaces Fund

12 June 2019

Together with Pears Foundation the Community Spaces Fund will work to develop greater respect and understanding between people of different backgrounds. More than a fund this investment will encourage joint working and cohesion through more targeted approaches by staff at the Foundation, encouraging and supporting joint bidding for funding and through organised cluster events. 

What impact we expect from this programme/ fund:​

  • A stronger community sector equipped to face today's challenges
  • A more confident and vocal community sector
  • Safer, stronger, confident individuals and communities thriving after the conflict
  • A safer NI for those most marginalised and vulnerable

Small grants of up to £5,000 where community and voluntary groups are able to demonstrate a partnership approach that evidences need and joint working.​

The grant could be for using a shared space in their local community or to carry out joint activities or events aimed at bringing different communities together, whether that be communities of faith, ethnicity, neighbourhood or of different backgrounds.

The fund will close for applications on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 1:00pm.​

It is recommended that you read our Grant FAQs before starting your grant application. Should you have any further questions please contact the Grants Team on 028 9024 5927 or speak to Michael Hughes (

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