Funding News – 12 December 2022

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National Churches Trust – upcoming changes

They are making changes to their grants programme. This includes changes to the names of their grants and to the range of projects that can be funded. In 2023, they will be moving to a new ‘cloud’ based grants application system. This will include a new application form which will be simpler to complete and an online management system of your grants. Consequently, these changes means the timing of grant applications and decisions on funding will change but there will be no change to the level of their core grant funding in 2023, which is expected to be around £1.4 to £1.6 million.  Find out more on their Frequently Asked Questions or Grants pages.

Executive Office: Central Good Relations Fund

The Central Good Relations Fund (CGRF) supports constituted voluntary and community sector groups to deliver good relations projects where there is evidence of good relations need. Successful projects must contribute towards the delivery of one of the Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) Strategy key priorities. Deadline 6pm, 12 January 2023.

British Ecological Society Grants 2024

They are launching a new grants programme in 2024 that will be distinctive, further careers and support the entire ecological community. Their existing grants will continue in their current form until the end of 2023. To ensure the transition to the new grant programme runs as smoothly as possible and create space for the work required, the BES will not be carrying out a second funding round in 2022. The funding that would have been available will be funnelled into their 2023 funding opportunities. This will affect the Small Research, Large Research, Outreach and Ecologists in Africa grants. The next opportunity to apply for these grants will be in January 2023.

Tree Council: Branching Out Fund

The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools, community groups and member Tree Warden Networks proposing to undertake well-planned tree planting projects over winter annually, preferably during National Tree Week. NEW - extended deadline midnight 15th January 2023.

 Greenpeace: Bad Taste

They’re looking for work that sits at the intersection of art and activism to foster imaginative strategies that create change, and interventions in places of public, political and corporate structural power. Three projects will be supported with grants of £10,000, a separate production budget, and a box of ash from burnt Amazon rainforest to incorporate into the project. Support workshops being hosted. Deadline midnight 15 January 2023.

 Upcoming Deadlines

Arts Council NI: Creative Industries Seed Programme III

This £25k funding award is eligible for partnerships that use the arts within new and emerging technologies. With the continuing evolution of immersive technology, it has the potential to expand the possibilities of how the arts can be distributed and utilised in new and innovate ways. Deadline NOON 15th December 2022.

CRC Community Relations/Cultural Diversity: Small Grants Scheme

The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, has established a fund to spend each year on community relations projects. This funding is intended to help community/voluntary groups throughout Northern Ireland develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake.  Funding of up to £10,000 is available but it is more typical for £2,000- £3,000 for first application. Deadline 16 December 2022.

NPC: Tackling Financial Hardship Funds

Two separate funds aim to relieve and reduce financial hardship in the UK.  Panel A’s Fund - a one off grant of up to £15,000 with a specific focus on supporting Asylum seekers, Young people, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, Those with experience of domestic violence, Single parent households, and Women and girls. Panel B’s Fund - a one-off grant of up to £25,000 towards supporting Young people, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, Single parent households, People with disabilities, and Asylum seekers and those with NRPF. Deadline 5pm, 16 December 2022.

Future Communities Fund

They worked with young people directly to develop this strategy and a Future Communities Vision that will shape how we can make a difference. This bold, new first round of the Future Communities Fund will offer unrestricted and flexible grants of up to £30,000 a year for five years to organisations helping diverse young people develop the skills to become future leaders and activists. Deadline 12pm, 23 December 2022.

Fundraising Clinics & Training

Free Fundraising Clinics for NICVA Members returning February 2023

These popular, free fundraising advice clinics will return February 2023 to provide members with an hour-long chance to discuss and address specific fundraising needs.  These monthly events occur on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am until 4pm. The Clinics are extremely popular and tend to book up quick. Click link to secure your place in 2023.

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This session is suitable for fundraisers from the community, voluntary, and faith sectors who are new to grant applications or interested in refreshing their skills. We will explore funder expectations, what’s involved in completing funding applications and useful tips to articulating your needs.    

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