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Seven more groups committed to helping people are supported by James Brown & Sons Community Fund

Groups across the Greater Belfast area which are dedicated to assisting people in their community have been supported with grants to continue their outstanding work, thanks to the James Brown & Sons Community Fund.

The programme which is run by James Brown & Sons Funeral Directors has helped more than 40 charities close to their funeral homes with nearly £50,000 worth of grants since it launched in 2022.

The latest groups of successful applicants are:

  • Dee Street Playgroup – £840 – to support a music and dance therapy programme for children with additional needs.
  • The Turnaround Project – £1300 – to help purchase kit for their Outwork scheme, a social enterprise assisting former offenders find employment.
  • Salvation Army Dundonald – £500 – to improve the services they can offer to help combat loneliness in the community.
  • Ballybeen Improvement Group – £1000 – to run activities and purchase branded clothing for their men’s club.
  • Age NI – £1500 – to support a range of health and wellbeing sessions for older people at Skainos Day Centre
  • Friends of Clarawood – £1430 – to improve the facilities at Clarawood Forest School where all children have Special Educations Needs relating to their social, behavioural emotional wellbeing.
  • Knockbreda Community and Wildlife Garden – £1300 – to enhance the garden which aims to bring people together for friendship and volunteering.

Beverley Brown, Marketing and Community Relations Manager at James Brown & Sons Funeral Directors said: “It is a privilege to be able to support so many wonderful projects again.

“Each and every one of them are making a real difference to the lives of people in the communities we are proud to serve.

“I hope we can continue to build relationships with these groups and continue to assist with their outstanding work in the future.”

Each of the successful applicants support people within a two-mile radius of James Brown & Sons funeral homes located on Belfast’s Newtownards Road, Lisburn Road, Knockbreda Road, and Dundonald, Dunmurry Newtownabbey and Whiteabbey.   

The fund aims to benefit projects which are addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged in the community which are led by people who demonstrate a clear understanding of community need. 

Groups can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to fund a whole project, or part of a larger scheme where the rest of the funding has already been secured.

To apply for a grant, or for more details about application windows and qualifying criteria visit the website here James Brown & Sons Community Fund – James Brown & Sons Funeral Directors (

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