Funding News – 01 August 2022

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Funding News

Belfast City Council

The following Small Grant funding schemes are opening 1st August 2022 with a closing date of 23rd September at 12pm(noon): Arts and Heritage, Park Event Grant, and three schemes under Support for Sport: Small Development Grant, Hospitality Grant, and Individuals Grant.

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council: Events & Festivals Sponsorship opening soon

Opening 2nd August 2022 with a closing date of 2nd September at 5pm, the scheme supports organisations event organisers who deliver various types of events including but not limited to niche, specialist, local, regional, national and international events and festivals within the district that Benefit the local economy, Attract visitors to the district, Provide social benefits, Delivers benefits to local communities, and Utilises media coverage to raise the profile of the Council and the district as an ‘Event Friendly’ destination. Funding from £501 to £10,000 dependent upon size of the event.

BFI delivery partner: National Lottery documentary funding and talent support delegation

The BFI is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from UK not for profit organisations to run a National Lottery-funded documentary funding and talent support programme. This document provides the information an organisation needs to submit an expression of interest to deliver this programme. The deadline for submissions is 5pm 12 August 2022.

Community Action Fund

Later this year the Civic Power Fund will be launching a Community Action Fund. This Fund is for UK-based grassroots campaigning and organising work and comes from Campaign Bootcamp legacy funds.  You can read more about this legacy funding here. The Community Action Fund will provide flexible support to grassroots organisations that are building the power of their community and campaigning for change. Grants will be awarded on a sliding scale between £2,500 and £20,000.

CABWI Awarding Body: Supporting Cost of Living Crisis

CABWI Awarding Body supports people undertaking lifelong learning and development that enables people to enter the labour market or gain additional skills to develop their careers with a particular focus on the water, utilities, and construction industries. Grants of up to £10,000 for one year available to existing grant holders who provide training for adults or new organisations who provide training for adult, with a recognised qualification and/or clear outcomes for their beneficiaries. Submit application by 6pm, 19th August 2022.

Benefact Group: The 2022 Movement for Good Awards

The Movement for Good Awards is an annual platform for giving, set up by all the businesses that make up the Benefact Group. Nominate a registered charity, not-for-profit organisation, or community interest company in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. Anyone can nominate, and that one act could potentially mean an extra £1,000 to those trying to make a difference. The more nominations a charity receives, the greater their chance of winning, so once you've done your part, spread the word and make it a movement!  Next deadline 23:59 on 11 September 2022.

Upcoming Deadlines

Levelling Up Fund

Through this next round of the Levelling Up Fund, the UK government will continue to invest directly in communities across all parts of the UK. By increasing the impact of its investment, the UK government will unleash productive power and boost pride in place across every corner of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland to support our levelling up agenda.

Deadline 12pm(noon), 2 August 2022.

Social Enterprise NI: Social Enterprise Awards – extends deadline

The annual Awards promote and showcase some of the best examples of social enterprise across Northern Ireland. In 2022 there are 15 Categories and a chance to win a website valued up to £3,500 plus VAT.

Deadline midnight 2 August 2022.

The Armed Forces Covenant Trust: Force for Change Programme

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

Deadline 12pm(noon), 8 August 2022.

The Screwfix Foundation

Set up in 2013 to support projects that will fix, maintain, improve and repair charitable and community facilities for those in need across the UK, the Foundation has helped over 1600 local projects.  The Screwfix Foundation currently offers local registered charities and not for profit organisations funding up to the region of £5,000. All applications are reviewed individually by our team on a quarterly basis, the review dates are in March, June, September and December.

Next deadline midnight 10 August 2022.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. They distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to over £5million, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage.

Application deadline for grants over £250,000 12pm(noon) on 11 August 2022.

Articles and Resources

**NEW** Guest Blog: Claire Smyth from Will to Give asks "Are you ready for legacy fundraising?"

Claire gives an overview about how you can get involved with Will to Give and learn more about legacy fundraising in Northern Ireland.

Guest Blogs for the voluntary and community sector

Our goal is to help the voluntary and community sector to innovate, develop and improve to meet the needs of the communities it serves. To do this, NICVA works with a diverse range of organisations to provide information, guidance, and resources. Click link to view a few of the recent Guest Blogs from local, regional and national organisations including Friends of the Earth, Fundraising Regulator, Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and many more.

Other articles & resources

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