NI community foundation grant giving falls Tagged with: Atlantic Philanthropies community foundations Finance Funding Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation Northern Ireland (CFNI) made grants last year of £3.6 million, down from £5.3 million the previous year, according to its latest accounts.This reduction in grant giving was despite an increase in income from £7 million to £10 million from 2014 to 2015. Total resources expended in 2015 were £6.2 million, down from £6.9 million the previous year.Community Foundation Northern Ireland administers a number of major grant programmes on behalf of other funders such as the Big Lottery and Atlantic Philanthropies. Space and Place, for example, is a Lottery funded capital scheme worth £15 million which last year distributed grants worth £3.5 million.Atlantic Philanthropies has funded CFNI programmes over many years related to peace and human rights and last year provided a grant of over £6.8 million ‘to secure sustainable protection and promotion of human rights by establishing a time bound Northern Ireland Human Rights Fund.’ The contribution to CFNI’s income from this fund last year was just over £4 million.CFNI distributes income from the EU Peace Programme which amounted to over £2 million in the financial year ending March 2015 as well as a range of smaller grants from a number of endowments and CFNI’s own endowment.CFNI spent £2.6 million to cover the cost of administering its grant programme and development costs, up from £2.2 million the year before.The charity’s net funds stood at just over £17 million in 2015. Howard Lake | 8 December 2015 | News 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.