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Arts and Disability Award

The Arts & Disability Awards Ireland is a grant scheme for individual deaf and disabled artists living in Northern Ireland or ROI.

The Award is managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion. It awards a bursary of up to £5,000 to encourage and nurture individual talented disabled artists working in all artforms.


The Children's Heartbeat Trust

The Children's Heartbeat Trust supports families of children with heart disease in Northern Ireland.

It has two caravans available for family use in Newcastle and Ballycastle.

Both caravans have 1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms.

The cost is £50 a week, from Saturday to Saturday.

Booking can be made via email: admin@childrenhearbeattrust.org and availability can be checked online through the website.


Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland supports disabled and disadvantaged people to enable them to be involved in society.

The Standard Grant Programme allocates funds to charities with an income of less than £1million in the previous 12 months in two main areas:

  • Social and Community Needs - for example day centres, carers, advocacy, independent living for the elderly and participation in cultural activities
  • Education and Training - for example employment training for the disabled and disadvantaged, promotion of life and independence skills, and enhancing the education of disabled young people and children.

Grants are usually awarded for one year projects between £2,500 to £5,000.

To apply download an application form or alternatively arrange to discuss your proposal by contacting the office on 028 9032 3000.


Special Support Grant

The Special Support Grant is available to help with additional education costs such as books, equipment, travel and childcare.

Eligibility depends on household income and whether you:

  • Have a disability
  • Have been treated as incapable of work for 28 weeks
  • Have had time out through illness or caring responsiblities
  • A lone parent
  • A partner who is also a student with responsibility for a child
  • Aged over 60 years

The maximum grant is £3,475. Receipt of the grant does not affect other benefits.


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