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

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!