Funding News – 20 September 2022

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Education Authority: Youth Service Small Grants Programme

The Small Grants Programme, administered by the Education Authority Youth Service, allows young people to administer grants of £300 to £1,500 to other young people and strengthen the participation of young people as decision-makers within the local and wider community.

The National Lottery Community Fund: Climate Action Fund - Round 2

This funding aims to help communities across the UK to address climate change. They’re looking for projects that focus on the link between nature and climate. They want to fund projects that use nature to encourage more community-led climate action. They expect these projects to bring other important social and economic benefits. Like the creation of strong, resilient and healthy communities or the development of ‘green’ skills and jobs. Up to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years, with most projects between £300,000 and £500,000. Development grants of £50,000 to £150,000 over 12 to 18 months. Ongoing deadline.

Friends Provident Foundation: Building a 4D Economy Grants Programme

They offer project and core funding for organisations trying to change the way our economy works to achieve their vision for a 4D Economy. Their small grants programme involves a quicker assessment and decision-making process. It aims to support under-resourced or newer entrants to economic systems change work to develop their ideas for a 4D economy with grants of up to £10,000.

Sodexo: Stop Hunger Foundation

In the UK and Ireland, the Stop Hunger Foundation is a grant giving organisation helping charities tackle hunger and malnutrition, promote healthy lifestyles, and develop life skills such as cooking. For further information on how the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation can support your cause/s relating to the above, please complete the contact form on their webpage. 

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland open funds

Several funds are now open with various closing dates; a few are listed below.

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. The fund will prioritise refugees and asylum seekers from Syria and/or Ukraine. Grants will be available ranging from £1,000 to £2,000 for projects taking place within a 12-month period.

Other schemes currently open:

Upcoming Deadlines

Live Here Love Here: Marine Litter Capital Grants

The Live Here Love Here Marine Litter Capital Grants will support organisations and groups to purchase items to: Prevent litter and plastic pollution from entering the marine environment, Enhance the environmental management of a local area to reduce marine litter, Improve the health and wellbeing of communities and marine biodiversity recovery by helping to improve and/or maintain the quality of public open spaces, and Improve the quality of their local environment by changing behaviour through creative concepts to reduce the incidence of littering. Grants between £500 and £40,000. Deadline noon 21 September 2022.

Belfast City Council Small Grants

The general purpose of these funds is to help pay for projects that match their targets.
If you are applying for more than one of these grants, the projects you are applying for must be different from each other. Each grant fund is limited. 

  • Support for Sport: Small Development Grant
  • Support for Sport: Hospitality Grant
  • Arts and Heritage
  • Park Event Grant

Deadline for all listed above is noon 23 September 2022.

Arts & Business NI: Investment Programme

Through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland funded Investment Programme, Arts & Business NI invests in mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. They aim to increase private sector investment into the arts by supporting arts organisations in developing sustainable relationships with business. Funding between £500 and £15,000 available along with in-kind support.  Deadline 5pm, 23 September 2022.

KFC Foundation: Community Grants Programme

The KFC Foundation provides grants of up to £2,000 to support grassroots organisations in the heart of their restaurant’s communities. Organisations empowering young people in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. Expression of Interest deadline 25 September 2022.

National Lottery Heritage Fund: Heritage Innovation Fund

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. Next deadline noon 27 September 2022.

New Fundraising Articles & Event

NICVA Fundraising Advice has recently published articles from contributors to our upcoming training events. All events are FREE and open to NICVA members and non-members. (See article for links to events).

Nuala Smyth, Social Entrepreneur Support Manager in Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved ahead of their event in September 2022. 

Event details: 22 September 2022; Participants have two options to join us. You can join in person at the NICVA building from 9.00am – 10.30am or Online 10.45am -12.15pm.

Jim Peacock tells us about their new Access Without Limits Fund which aims to ensure that the Award is available to all young people. 

Event details: 26 September 2022; online from 10:45am to 11:45am

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

Event details: Save this date for your diary - 7th November 2022.

Other articles & resources

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