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The Alpha Programme - Funding opportunity

The Alpha Programme

Since its inception in 2007, the Alpha Programme has distributed over £5 million of Landfill Communities Fund funding to over 140 fantastic community and biodiversity projects, helping communities bring their plans for positive change to reality.

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to fund projects making a positive impact at ground level, either developing facilities for community use or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements.


Funding is available under two grants strands during 2018:
•    Alpha Main Grants Programme (£10k to £50k)
•    Alpha Small Grants Programme (£3k to £10k)


A Steering Group comprising representatives from Alpha Resource Management  Ltd, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Belfast City Council, Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Ards & North Down Borough Council, the Housing Executive and Groundwork NI adjudicate on applications and funds are distributed on a quarterly basis.

The 2018 application deadlines are:

Friday 27th July 2018 at 12.00 noon
Friday 26th October 2018 at 12.00 noon


If you have a great community project which lies within a 15 mile radius of the Mullaghglass Landfill Site in South Antrim, then why not apply?

Click here to download the Alpha Main Grants application form 2018 and click here to download the Alpha Main Grants guidelines 2018

Click here to download the Alpha Small Grants application form 2018 and click here to download the Alpha Small Grants guidelines 2018

For more information please contact Richard Rogers at alphaprogramme@groundworkni.co.uk