Warrenpoint Harbour Authority’s fourth annual Community Christmas Fund is open to local charities and organisations who wish to apply for funding to support community health, wellbeing and environment projects for local people living within a 15-mile radius of Warrenpoint Port.

All we are asking you to do is tell us in 100 words or less how you would use the money by the end of 2024 for the good of the local community. We hope to support as many requests as possible. The average donation request is recommended at £500 or less, although larger requests may be considered.

Please use the entry form below to apply before 5pm Friday 15th December 2023:

Community Christmas Fund

Community Christmas Application Fund

Please tell us in 100 words or less how you would use this funding to support community health, wellbeing and environment projects of people living in our local community. Please advise when this project/activity/event will be taking place.
Please confirm how much you are applying for:
Please confirm how many persons are likely to directly benefit from this initiative
Please confirm that if you receive confirmation of an award through this community fund that you will be able to deliver this project before end December 2024.

Terms and Conditions

This fund is open to charities and organisations in the greater Warrenpoint area- within a 15 miles radius. This fund is also open to our closest neighbours across the Lough in Omeath.

Successful recipients will be notified by Friday 22nd December 2023 and funds allocated accordingly.

Warrenpoint Port and its partners will endeavour to support as many of the applications as possible that meet the specified criteria. If oversubscribed, applicants may not qualify for their requested allocation. Warrenpoint Harbour Authority may at its discretion pro rata reduce all or some awards for applicants who meet the qualifying criteria.  Essential criteria include, being a local charity or organisation that will contribute to health, wellbeing, and environment.

In the event of a significant number of entries that exceeds the allocated fund, successful entries will be prioritised by ensuring a diverse selection of organisations are meaningfully represented for example schools, charities, community groups; that different time periods across the year are covered, that in the panel’s opinion value for money impact is best achieved.

Participants must be willing to produce receipts or evidence of Community Christmas project delivery on request.

Successful Applicants must be willing to participate in publicity in relation to receipt of the funding.

Charities or organisations wishing to appeal an adverse decision may do so in writing either to the Chair of the WHA Board or the Chair of the Audit Risk and Compliance sub-committee. The decision of the single stage appeal process will be deemed final.


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