Funding News – 02 May 2023

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Funding News

Triangle Trust: 1949 changes focus of funding

Following a review of resources and strategy, the Fund has concluded that it will focus solely on young people and the criminal justice system going forward and will no longer support work with young carers. However, the funder will continue to share their impact and identify future opportunities to work with partners who are trying to achieve more systemic change for young carers at a policy level. In 2023 they will fund work using a Sport for Development approach to reduce reoffending and first offence rates. Round 1 focuses on young people with a criminal conviction. Grants of up to £80,000 over two years are available.

Kennel Club Charitable Trust: The Chelsea and Mr French Fund

Named after two beloved dogs who gave comfort and support to Ms Seymour, a generous supporter of the Trust, the fund aims to provide urgent, life-changing support for vulnerable dogs and their owners during challenging times. By supporting smaller dog health and welfare charities. Applications are assessed quarterly, no deadlines.

Allen & Overy Foundation Increases Funding For Charities In Northern Ireland

Charities across Northern Ireland are invited to apply for up to £100k support from the Allen & Overy (A&O) Foundation, which is funded by contributions from A&O partners worldwide. The A&O Foundation in Northern Ireland has increased its funding by 80% compared to 2022 for charities that specialise in promoting access to justice or those that support and develop education or employment projects across Northern Ireland. Administered by the Belfast Grants Committee, interested charities should email [email protected] requesting an application form and outlining how their work meets the criteria of increasing access to justice or the advancement of education or employment. Completed application forms should be returned by 5pm on Friday 19 May 2023.

Henry Moore Foundation opening 1 May 2023

The Foundation welcomes applications or support of exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, publications and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display. You can apply under New projects and commissions, Acquisitions and collections, and Research and development for grants up to a maximum of £20,000.

McCarthy Stone Foundation’s Dementia Action Week 2023 opens 1 May

The Foundation wants to support older people to feel valued, engaged and connected through intergenerational programmes by providing grant funding for organisations or programmes that support intergenerational activities and learning opportunities and help towards building partnerships with charities, local schools, and community groups. The Foundation funds projects costs and core costs particularly through their Community Grants programme.

Available Grants from Community Foundation Northern Ireland

 A range of grants currently open, offering grants between £3,500 and £10,000 including: Partners for Social Care and Health Improvement Fund, The Brian Conlon Foundation for organisations advancing education, amateur sport, providing opportunities for young people, and assisting communities in Newry, The Ultach Fund promoting the Irish language, and The ARN Foundation Tackling Isolation Fund supporting older people during the cost of living crisis.

Upcoming Deadlines

Ulster-Scots Summer Schools Grant 2023  

The Ulster-Scots Agency’s Ulster-Scots Summer Schools Grant scheme supports programmes delivered from 1 July to 31 August 2023 for community and voluntary groups who wish to deliver a five-day Ulster-Scots Summer School to children aged 7-16 years.  Applications close 5 May (noon).

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Grant Aid

Eligible organisations in the Council area can apply, before the deadline, to Community Programmes & Activities, Community Facilities & Activities, Community Festival Fund. Deadline 5 May (4pm).

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Facilities Fund

The Community Facilities Fund (CFF) supports minor capital works, repairs and/or implementation of digital solutions to enable groups and organisations to improve income opportunities, make changes to the facility use and/or make the facility more accessible and inclusive to further engage the local community.  Grants between £5,000 and £10,000. Deadline Monday 8 May 2023 (1pm).

The Ireland Funds: Heart of the Community Grants

The Heart of the Community Fund is an open grant round designed to meet the needs of not-for-profit organisations delivering vital services and supports to people across the island of Ireland. Grants between €5,000-25,000 to not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of less than €/£3,000,000. The Heart of the Community Fund 2023 will provide Organisational Investment Grants to build capacity and meet core costs. Deadline 9 May 2023.

Fundraising Training

Cost of Living Fundraising Series for May and June – FREE

NICVA's Fundraising Advice is delighted to be able to offer a wide range of FREE training sessions as part of our response to the Cost of Living Crisis throughout May and June. With a wide range of topics and a variety of trainers, you can sign up to any or all of the sessions and enhance your fundraising knowledge. One person per organisations (additional people will be added to the reserves list).

Fundraising Hub

NICVA Fundraising Advice has a range of articles from contributors supporting fundraising alongside a range of topics. See a few below:

Guest Blog: Fundraising Regulator - Volunteer fundraising: understanding the difference between ‘in aid of’ and ‘on behalf of’ | NICVA

Celia Currie, Stakeholder and Policy Manager for Northern Ireland, reflects on the importance of volunteers in fundraising and why it's important for charities to understand what type of fundraising is being carried out.

Guest Blog: The Chartered Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland | NICVA

Paul Montgomery, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved. Plus, Paul  invites you to celebrate and recognise the incredible work of local fundraisers in the Northern Ireland Fundraising Awards 2023.

Guest Blog: The National Lottery Community Fund - remember to consider your environmental impact when applying for funding

Mark Creaney, from The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), talks about how the largest community funder across the UK is supporting communities who are seeking to minimise their impact on the environment.

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