ARK Funders

Over the last 25 years ARK has received financial support from a wide range of organisations, including Research Councils, government departments, universities, and philanthropic trusts. 

We are extremely grateful to the following organisations for supporting our work.


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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Higher Education Academy Rainbow Project
The Atlantic Philanthropies Improving Children's Lives (QUB) Royal Irish Academy
Barnardos INCORE (UU) Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
BBC Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research (QUB) Rural Community Network
British Council Integrated Education Fund Save the Children Fund
British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust South Belfast Highway to Health
BUPA McDougall Trust Southern Education and Library Board
Central Community Relations Unit Mornington Community Project Sports Council
Community Relations Council NatCen Sport NI
Community Relations in Schools National Children's Bureau SSG
Community Relations Unit National Council on Ageing The Executive Office
Contact Youth NORFACE University of Ulster (UU)
Conwall Parish Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Library Service Volunteer Development Agency
Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People Volunteer Now
Department for Social Development Northern Ireland Housing Executive Wellcome Trust
Department for Social Security Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency  
Department of Education Nuffield Foundation  
Department of Finance and Personnel Office for Disability Issues  
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister  
Department of Health and Social Services Old Library Trust  
Deparment of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Opportunity Youth  
Department of Justice Patient and Client Council  
Economic and Social Research Council Playboard NI  
Electoral Commission Police Ombudsman's Office  
Equality Commission Peace II  
European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Peace III  
Food Standards Agency PSNI/Road Safety Partnership  
Forces in Mind Public Health Agency  
Gulbenkian Foundation Public Prosecution Service  
Health and Social Care Research and Development Queen's University Belfast (QUB)  

It is quite a long list but we insist on acknowledging all our funders past and present. If you think you or your organisation should be on the list then please let us know asap. Thanks to all above!