This section is responsible for generating external funding in support of educational programmes and activities. Whilst each school has a core budget to support the educational requirement, there is never sufficient funding available to satisfy the total need. The section works with closely with schools and the youth service to identify projects for which external funding may be available and prepares proposals to the funding agencies and bodies.
The Belfast board is a partner of the New Opportunities Fund (www.nof.org.uk) which provides funding for approved projects in Health, Education and the Environment.
In addition the board has funding links with the following :