Funding News – 18 July 2022

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Levelling Up Fund

Through this next round of the Levelling Up Fund, the UK government will continue to invest directly in communities across all parts of the UK. By increasing the impact of its investment, the UK government will unleash productive power and boost pride in place across every corner of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland to support our levelling up agenda. Deadline 12pm(noon), 2 August 2022.

Northern Ireland Screen: Feature Documentary Development

Northern Ireland Screen intends to provide funding through the Screen Fund to develop feature documentaries with the potential to appeal to an international audience that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers.

Derry City & Strabane District Council: Sports Development Funding

Clubs are eligible to apply to both programmes subject to satisfying the programme criteria. Two schemes include: The Support for Sport Fund is for grants up to a maximum of £500 and £2,000 and Pitch Maintenance Fund with grants of up to £2,000. Deadline 3pm, 29 July 2022.

National Lottery Heritage Fund: Heritage Innovation Fund

Support for projects to explore, test and grow new ways of working across the heritage workforce. The Heritage Innovation Fund is a pilot initiative for experimenters, collaborators and learners from across all parts of heritage, across the UK. They're looking for people who want to play a leading role in pioneering solutions for making the heritage workforce fit for the future. It is designed to support organisations to explore, test and grow the new ways of working needed to support the future of our diverse and varied heritage.  

Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund

Weaver Company Benevolent Fund's principal aim is to support people in trouble, particularly young offenders and ex-offenders, and other disadvantaged young people. Preference is given to pump priming new projects, especially those which are innovatory and can serve as a model elsewhere. 

Upcoming Deadlines

OVO Foundation: Climate Changers

OVO Foundation has launched a call for ideas and proposals that align with their vision of giving every child and young person a greener, fairer future.

Deadline 23:59, 22 July 2022.

The Public Health Agency (PHA):Making Life Better through Short-term Funding

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified funding to improve resilience and the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by supporting community and voluntary services during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding aims to enable and encourage healthy lifestyle choices and address the wider determinants of health.

Deadline 3pm, 21 July 2022.

Money Saving Expert Charity

The MSE Charity is funded by Money Saving Expert and gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. The MSE Charity is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave & manage their money.

Building & Developing Resilience deadline 22 July 2022.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council grants

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council invites applications for financial assistance towards the following programme areas: Community Events, Festivals & Christmas Celebrations (Titled Christmas Illuminations & Events on the application form), Provision of Defibrillators, Community Facilities Minor Capital Items, and Community Capital Grant.

Application deadline 12pm (noon), 25 July 2022.

Ards & North Down Borough Council: Sports Development Capital Grants

The Sports Development Capital Scheme is a funding scheme for capital expenditure, i.e. facilities or equipment. The Council has set aside £45,000 for 2022/23 financial year and can award up to 50% of eligible capital costs with a maximum award of £5,000 in respect of any one project.

Application deadline 12pm (noon), 25 July 2022.

Articles and Resources

**NEW** Guest Blog: Claire Smyth from Will to Give asks "Are you ready for legacy fundraising?"

Claire gives an overview about how you can get involved with Will to Give and learn more about legacy fundraising in Northern Ireland.

Guest Blogs for the voluntary and community sector

Our goal is to help the voluntary and community sector to innovate, develop and improve to meet the needs of the communities it serves. To do this, NICVA works with a diverse range of organisations to provide information, guidance, and resources. Click link to view a few of the recent Guest Blogs from local, regional and national organisations including Friends of the Earth, Fundraising Regulator, Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and many more.

Other articles & resources

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