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The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced three funding programmes which will open in Spring and Summer 2022. All the three programmes have a focus on providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. All the three programmes have a focus on providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. This can be for new and additional support; or could build on work that organisations have already done. Find out more here…
The Lisburn & Castlereagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) Project Support Programme supports community projects addressing anti-social behaviour, crime, domestic abuse, confidence in policing, fear of crime, road safety, burglaries, business and retail crime. Grants from £500 to £5,000 will be awarded to successful groups.
The Vegan Society Grant is open to individuals and grassroots organisations. It exists to support projects which will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan. The projects are based across the globe, with a particular emphasis on those based in economically developing countries. There is no maximum grant, but a typical award is no more than £1,000. The more detail you can give us about how this money would be spent, the better.
To fund activity to redress the under-representation of participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities in offering creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems by giving funding to Global Majority-led arts organisations. Grants of up to £60K available for Global Majority led arts organisations to develop their work in mental health.
Through their environment fund they want to support projects which can help mitigate the damaging effects that humans are having on the environment and contribute to a positive change both now and in the future. The fund has two main programmes: Marine – support for projects working to halt declining fish stocks and Tropical Rainforests – support for projects protecting tropical rain forest, principally through avoided deforestation.
As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, Live Here Love Here is administering an Award to a group or partnership to create a bespoke community pollinator garden as a legacy of the occasion. The Award is being wholly provided by the Department of Environment, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and managed by the Live Here Love Here programme.
New extended deadline noon 4 May 2022
Their current primary focus is to help support the needs of young carers and young people caught up in the criminal justice system.
Young Carers deadline 12 noon 6 May 2022.
Charities across Northern Ireland are invited to apply for a share of up to £50,000 funding through the Allen & Overy Foundation, which is funded by contributions from A&O partners worldwide.
Deadline 5pm on 6 May 2022
The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of pride in our local communities. Grants are available from £500 to £3,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects throughout Northern Ireland.
Deadline 12 noon on 9 May 2022
The Screwfix Foundation was 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. Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding up to £5,000.
Deadline 10 May 2022
Articles and Resources
Being concerned about inflation is something that many charities and voluntary organisations are potentially facing as inflation has climbed to historic levels. The following article explores some of the issues and what charities can do to manage the situation: Charities and the cost-of-living crisis | NICVA
Guest Blog: Putting Volunteering at the Heart of Business | NICVA - Lauren Cunningham, Community Engagement Manager at Business in the Community, discusses the role of businesses in supporting the voluntary and community sector.
Find out more about Give a Little in Introduction to Give a Little | NICVA where Vicky Hewlett, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager discusses the features of their point-of-donation platform, Give A Little, which helps charities of all sizes collect cashless donations and could help charities and organisations in Northern Ireland adapt to a cashless society. Remember to sign up to the FREE webinar on 25 May 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Check out guest blogs from Friends of the Earth too!
Tori Arthurs, Supporter Recruitment Manager gives some pointers to get your project off the ground when advertising on Facebook to recruit new donors and supporters Guest Blog: Getting started with using ads on Facebook for fundraising | NICVA
Paige Ardrey, Social Media and Engagement Manager gives us her top tips for getting started on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, which can be powerful tools for campaigning, fundraising and growing supporters Guest Blog: Top Tips for Getting Started on Social Media | NICVA
Recordings from NICVA’s #DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021 are available on our website including Live Panel Discussion - trends, ideas and overcoming challenges in cashless giving | NICVA.
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25 May 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Vicky Hewlett, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager discusses the features of their point-of-donation platform, Give A Little, which helps charities of all sizes collect cashless donations and could help charities and organisations in Northern Ireland adapt to a cashless society.
5 May 2022 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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