Funding News – 10 October 2022

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Funding News

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA): Environment Fund

The Environment Fund, administered by DAERA, supports projects which will help deliver key environmental outcomes across Northern Ireland under two Environmental Impact Priority areas: Nature and Climate Recovery: Building Ecological and Climate Resilience and Connecting People with the Environment.

Community Relations Council opens Core Funding Scheme

The Core Funding Scheme contributes towards salary and organisational running costs. They are hosting a FREE online information session on Thursday 13 October at 10.30am. To book your place, send your details to Paul Killen by email on [email protected].

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland: The ARN Foundation Tackling Isolation for older people Fund

The ARN Foundation’s Tackling Isolation for older people Fund will support organisations to deliver projects in support of older people affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Other schemes currently open including:

Benefact Trust reopens Brighter Lives mental health programme

After a brief pause, their Brighter Lives programme has reopened to help churches and Christian charities respond to the long-term impact of Covid-19 on people’s mental health. Focus is on the most vulnerable who may struggle to access support elsewhere. For example, counselling or similar therapeutic services, which could be delivered in-person, online or by phone. 

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Council has a number of funding schemes has recently open the following schemes for organisations:

Upcoming Deadlines

Building the Community Pharmacy Partnership - aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address local health and social wellbeing needs using a community development approach. Round 43, Level 1 deadline 13 October 2022.

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) 2022 Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme (RMCGS)

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme offers Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 to rural community-led, voluntary organisations. An additional element for 2022 will be providing the opportunity to community-led groups to implement energy efficiency measures or environmental improvements to their premises. Deadline is 14 October 2022.

The Ann McGeeney Fund - Funding will be available to local community organisations that are planned and run for the benefit of refugees and asylum seeker communities in Northern Ireland to support integration into society. Deadline 1pm, 17 October 2022.

The National Garden Scheme: Community Gardens Grants

Grants are available to amateur gardeners from community groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to create a garden or similar project with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. Grant size - £500 to £5,000. Deadline 17 October 2022.

Fundraising Events for Autumn 2022

This FREE in-person event, brought to you by Will to Give and NICVA Fundraising Advice, will be an opportunity for Legacy Fundraisers to explore issues, trends, and solutions since the pandemic within legacy giving in Northern Ireland alongside exploring ‘hot topics’ in greater details.

7 November 2022 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

N.B. Morning session open to Will to Give members and their guests only. The afternoon session is open to anyone from the voluntary and community sector interested in learning more about legacy giving in Northern Ireland.

Free, one-hour fundraising advice clinics for NICVA members to discuss their fundraising needs. These monthly events occur on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am until 4pm.

Note: Places left for November session

Fundraising Articles & Resources

NICVA Fundraising Advice has a range of articles from contributors supporting fundraising. Explore our Fundraising Hub for advice and information: 

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