Lisburn Volunteer Centre

Community Volunteering Scheme (CVS)

CVS Small Grant

The Community Volunteering Scheme (CVS) makes small grants (of up to 1,000) available to small, locally based volunteer-involving organisations.
What can the grant be used for?
Volunteer expenses (travel, subsistence, childcare, protective clothing, etc.) and training for volunteers (this category should account for at least 50% of the total grant).
Project running costs (heat, light, rent, phone, etc.) that are attributable to volunteering.
An equipment grant (up to a maximum of 50% of the total payment) can be authorised where the applicant can demonstrate that their volunteering project requires equipment.
Grants may not be spent on salary costs or any staff related costs such as staff travel.
How much can we apply for?
Grants of up to 1,000 per year are available.  At the end of the year, you may re-apply, but there is no guarantee that you will be successful again.
Who can apply for a CVS Grant?
Are you a small local community organisation or community group?
Does your organisation involve volunteers in its work (or hope to involve volunteers)?
Will your volunteer team include at least 40% unemployed people?
Does your organisation's activities benefit the community?
Will your volunteer team involve volunteers that are currently under-represented in the volunteering population?
Was previous annual turnover less than 100,000.
If you answer yes to these questions you may be eligible for a CVS Small Grant.  For further information, please contact us at Lisburn Volunteer Centre.

Lisburn Volunteer Centre is re-opening applications for funding as a small amount of money from this year’s CVS grant has yet to be claimed.


The closing date for completed applications is

Friday 15th June at 2pm. 

Applications received after this date will not be considered.



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