Funding News – 07 August 2023

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Funding News

Slieve Rushen Wind Farm Fund Awards 2024/2025

The Fund is organised by The Fermanagh Trust with a donation from Mantlin Ltd.  The fund is open to community and voluntary organisations/projects which are not politically affiliated, and which are located within a 12 km radius of the Slieve Rushen Wind farm. Awards consist of a one-off grant up to £2,000 to support community initiatives taking place up to 31 March 2025. Or capital projects up to £8,000 per annum in any financial year, over a 3 year period which will have a lasting legacy on the lives of people living in the area. The award is open until 7 June 2024 (noon).

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants – Northern Ireland window set to open

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants opens to Northenr Ireland applicants on the 17 August and closes 14 September 2023. In 2023 they will award grants of up to £15,000 to small, registered charities across the UK to fund community projects for adults, focussing on promoting healthy hearts and reducing the risk factors associated with heart diseases. Projects must focus mainly on one or more of the following: healthy eating, physical activity, smoking and/or alcohol consumption. One award of £15,000 will be made in Northern Ireland. Organisational turnover must be less than £1million. Charities, community groups, voluntary organisations, and sports groups are eligible.

Money Saving Expert Charity opening 4 September

Funded by Money Saving Expert, the MSE Charity is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups to deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave & manage their money. Open to UK registered charities, community interest companies, credit unions, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, and social enterprise companies with an annual income under £750,000 and have less than six months free reserves. Next funding theme: Life Changes - projects focused on building financial capability skills assisting groups who support bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders, resettlement.

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF): Small Grants

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) aims to make a significant impact through its grant making programmes. Open to registered non-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and Internationally. The small grants programme awards single or multi-year grants to a maximum value of £5,000 and £15,000 respectively. Deadline 18 August 2023 (17:30).

The Arts Society: Charity Grants

This fund aims to support UK-based registered charities in the arts and heritage sectors with a turnover of less than £3million to deliver projects and activities introducing people of all ages and backgrounds to artistic experiences and practises across all aspects of arts and heritage. Grants of up to £3,000 are available. Next round closes 30 September 2023.

Upcoming Deadlines

LinkedIn Ad Grants

LinkedIn's Ad Grants program provides free LinkedIn ads to organisations that are focused on the following areas: Racial and gender equity, Economic opportunity for professionals facing barriers, and Environmental sustainability. The next granting period is for September - December 2023. Ad Grants during this period must be used in full by or before 31 December 2023. Deadline 9 August (23:59).

Special EU Programmes Body: PEACE PLUS 2021-27

This Investment Area is a capacity building programme for young people aged 14 to 24 years, who are disadvantaged, excluded, or marginalised, have deep social and emotional needs and are at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour, violence or paramilitary activity.€45m is available in this call.  Deadline 10 August 2023 (5pm).

Jojo Maman Bebe: Helping Hands Community Grants

JoJo’s Helping Hands is their charity initiative, designed to shine a spotlight on the causes that matter to customers. Open to registered charities or non-profit organisations based in the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands can apply for a grant of up to £10,000, but those which benefit a diverse range of individuals, demonstrate environmental awareness or support pregnant women and young children will be given more attention. Organisations local to one of their stores will also be prioritised. Deadline 15 August 2023.

Home Office: Community Engagement Fund 2023-24

The Community Engagement Fund is intended to support grassroots and community groups to engage communities and raise awareness of and address any misinformation about the Windrush Compensation and Windrush Schemes, with a focus on non-Caribbean communities. The Community Engagement Fund (CEF) awards grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 from a £150,000 funding pot. Deadline 30 August 2023 (4pm).

Fermanagh Recreational Trust

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of sporting/arts based activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. Deadline 31 August 2023 (5pm).

Fundraising Training

Free Online Introductory Fundraising Workshops for NICVA Members

Throughout Autumn 2023, we will host a series of FREE workshops for NICVA members introducing a different fundraising topic or aspect of fundraising.

These sessions are an opportunity to find out about an area of fundraising that's new to you, top up your existing knowledge, or be a snapshot into an element of fundraising you'd like to explore. Each workshop is led by NICVA’s Fundraising Advice Officer.

Upcoming Topics

Fundraising Clinics

The ever-popular Fundraising Clinics will return September 2023. Held in the last week of each month, these sessions enable NICVA member to have a free, one hour time slot to discuss their fundraising needs. 

Visit our website to keep up to date. 


Meet the Fundraising Regulator - In Person | NICVA

This session in NICVA with Fundraising Regulator is an opportunity to hear more about their work, the guidance they provide and how they can support you. It is also a chance to hear about their upcoming review of the Code of Fundraising Practice.


Explore the Fundraising Hub for a wide range of resources to support your fundraising journey. A few are below:

NICVA encourages organisations to follow the Code of Fundraising Practice. This article provides information about The Code and The Fundraising Regulator.

An overview of the fundraising series and links to six resources that were developed from the training sessions. To help share and disseminate the knowledge learnt.

NICVA hosted the #Digitalfundraising series, consisting of 6 webinars. This article provides the webinar recordings and resources as well as other resources linked to the topic of digital fundraising.

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.

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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