Funding News – 04 April 2022

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Belfast Harbour Community Awards

Belfast Harbour has opened applications for the 2022 Belfast Harbour Community Awards, with an increased pot of £75,000 available for grass-roots organisations across Northern Ireland. The Belfast Harbour Community Awards Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to grassroots communities and charities that help transform our community and help local people thrive. Application deadline 22nd April 2022.

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund’s current primary focus is to help support the needs of young carers and young people caught up in the criminal justice system. Grants of up to £60,000 over two years are available. A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested. They particularly welcome applications from organisations working in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Help the Homeless

Help The Homeless' main funding remit is the regular allocation of grants (generally up to £5,000) for capital costs to small and medium-sized registered charities only (those with a turnover of under £1m per annum).  All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.

The Hedley Foundation 

The Hedley Foundation provides grants to smaller charities operating across the spectrum of social need.  Last year they supported hundreds of small charities, improving lives and lifting people’s aspirations. Funding priorities: Youth Support, Disabled Support, Supporting the Elderly and Terminally Ill, and Miscellaneous Support.

Matthew Good Foundation: Grants for Good Fund

Grants for Good aims to make a positive difference to communities, people and the environment. Every three months, the Foundation will share £10,000 between 5 projects shortlisted via votes. These five charities will all receive a share of £10,000. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 and fourth and fifth place will both receive £1,000.

Leathersellers Company Charitable Fund

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund provide a wide range of funding to UK registered Charities, Educational Institutions and University Students. The Small Grant Programme is a fast-track grant assessment for one-off grants of up to £3,000. Applicants can expect a result within six weeks of making an application. This is particularly useful for funding small projects or to cover unexpected expenses. Opens to applications 11th April 2022.

Upcoming Deadlines

Woodward Charitable Trust: Playschemes

The Woodward Charitable Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. Most grants awarded are in the range of £500 to £1,000. Around 35 grants are made each year.  

Deadline 12pm(noon) on 8 April 2022.

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund for Belfast

Funding provided from Belfast City Council through Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. As part of the celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Belfast City Council have opened a fund to support events to take place in local communities across the city over the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Deadline 1pm on 11 April 2022.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund

Queens’s Platinum Jubilee Fund projects must complement the programme aims and objectives as outlined in their guidance notes.  Funding £500-£2000.

Deadline 12pm(noon) on 11 April 2022.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund: Supporting Rural Communities

Supporting Rural Communities is their flagship grant programme, awarding £500,000 each year. The PCF  awards grants of up to £25,000 over two years, for projects that will create a long-term difference in rural communities across the UK. Applicants must be from properly constituted, not for profit organisations with an income of less than £500,000.

Deadline 12pm(noon) on 12 April 2022.

Asda Foundation: Empowering Local Communities Grant

Asda’s charity, Asda Foundation, is committed to supporting local communities through grant giving. This grant is designed to support a broad range of activities helping to transform communities and improve lives. They know every community need is different and therefore they will support and fund what is needed and important to your community.

Deadline 15 April 2022.

Articles and Resources

Remember to check out guest blogs from Friends of the Earth in the Fundraising Hub.

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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