As 2020 limps to a close, this final NICVA funding news focuses on some key COVID-19 funding still available out of the 150+ COVID-19 brand new schemes which have come and gone in this tumultuous year.
SOME KEY COVID-19 FUNDS STILL OPEN
Grants of up to £50,000 are available, to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities due to COVID-19.
New funding this week:
COVID-19 Charities Fund (Phase 2) (opening 6 January 2021)
The £11.7million fund will open on 6 January 2021 providing up to £75,000 to charities that have lost income due to the impact of Covid-19 and are unable to cover unavoidable costs between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.
This Week's New & Updated COVID-19 Funds
Department for Communities: Sign Language COVID-19 Support Fund (Closing 5pm, 1st December)
£430,000 of funding is available to support the survival, maintenance and sustainability of the sign language sector impacted by COVID-19 through the support of community based activities and the development of new avenues for participation and engagement through the pandemic.
New or Updated Funds
Administered by Groundwork NI, the ESB Wind Farm Community Fund provides grants of £1,000 to £6,000.to support community projects which clearly address current and emerging local issues, needs and opportunities, while also seeking to develop and build upon existing initiatives.