Making Life Better – short term funding programme


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Making Life Better through Short term funding programme

Date: Monday 7th June 2021

The Public Health Agency (PHA) have 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 are 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 four Community Networks to facilitate this process in the Northern Locality. This short-term funding will be allocated via Causeway Rural & Urban Network, Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network, Northern Area Community Network and Impact Network NI.

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.

If you are interested in applying for the short-term funding go to  for the following documents: 

  • Guidance notes
  • Application form
  • Guidelines for completing application form

For further details please contact:

The Northern Area Health Alliance:  To access the short term funding application this will be available on the funding section of the health alliance website.  To become a member of the Health Alliance website follow the link below:  Membership Registration | NICHI Health Alliance | Northern Ireland (

For Further queries re: Northern PHA/HSC locality short term funding information contact:

Area project will be hosted within

Community Network you submit to



Telephone Number
BallymenaBallymoney LarneMoyleNorthern Area Community 25 Mill Street, Cushendall,
Ballymena, BT44 0RR
028 2177 2100
Antrim Newtownabbey CarrickfergusImpact Network Unit 6 & 7 Arches House, 38-40 Main Street, Randalstown, BT41 3AB028 9447 8645
ColeraineCauseway Rural & Urban Networkderek@crun.org1 Brook Street, Coleraine, BT52 1PW028 7034 4934
Magherafelt CookstownCookstown & Western Shores Area Networkdenise@cwsan.orgThe Crieve Centre             2 Hillhead Cookstown  BT71 5HY028 8773 8845

To apply for the small grants programme for Western, Belfast, South Eastern and Southern local commissioning group areas go to: 

For further details please contact:

The Clear Project

Unit 13, Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Road Industrial Estate

Strabane, BT82 9FR. Tel: 028 7138 3386 Email:

Closing date – Monday 5th July 2021 12 NOON