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Whitemountain Programme

Whitemountain Programme

Since its inception in 2007, the Whitemountain (formerly Alpha) Programme has distributed over £6 million of Landfill Communities Fund funding to almost 200 fantastic community and biodiversity projects, helping communities bring their plans for positive change to reality. Watch 2019 celebration video here.

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

Funding is available under two strands during 2019:

  • Whitemountain Programme Small Grants (£3k to £10k)

Download Small Grants applications form 2019

Download Small Grants guideline form 2019

  • Whitemountain Programme Main Grants (£10k to £50k)

Download Main Grants application form 2019

Download Main Grants guideline form 2019

An Advisory Panel comprising representatives from Whitemountain; Antrim & Newtownabbey Council; Ards & North Down Council; Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Council; Belfast City Council; Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council; Mid & East Antrim Council; Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Groundwork NI adjudicates on applications and distributes funds on a quarterly basis.

The 2019 application deadlines are:

    Friday 26th July 2019 at 12 noon

    Friday 18th October 2019 at 12 noon

If you have a great community or biodiversity focused project which lies within the 15 mile radius of Mullaghglass landfill site near Lisburn, then why not apply?

For more information please contact Angelica Florez at

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