Funding News – 22 August 2022

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Probation Board for NI: Community Service Work Placements

Probation has responsibility for securing placements for individuals who are subject to Community Service/Supervised Activity Orders imposed by the Courts. Probation invites applications from organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) to provide such placements, particularly those from rural areas who have historically been under-represented through this funding, such as Armagh, Ballymena, Downpatrick, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Omagh and Portadown.  Completed application forms must be submitted electronically to the PBNI Procurement and Grants Manager, Graham Parkinson at [email protected] by 2pm, 31st August 2022.

Motability offer six grant programmes supporting disabled people’s transport needs

Motability are a national charity that support the transport needs of disabled people. Their vision is that no disabled person shall be disadvantaged due to poor access to transportation. Using the £50million donation received in 2021, they have expanded their support for charities and other organisations for the next three financial years ending March 2025. Schemes address support for wheelchairs, community transport, research, active travel, confident travelling, and reducing barriers to driving.

Al Madad Foundation Grant Autumn 2022: Creating Direct Pathways to Formal Education

For this call, all projects must specifically address innovative solutions to accessing formal education as well as employment-focused vocational training, answering specific needs and presenting realistic solutions for refugee and displaced children and youths. Organisations can submit one application for any amount up to £100,000 for a defined project of up to three years’ duration. Opens 8th September 2022; register for information session before 9am on 7th September 2022.

The Fat Beehive Foundation: Digital Funding for Small Charities

Improving your digital presence can be transformational, but it’s really tough to secure funding in this area. The Fat Beehive Foundation exists to change that, offering small grants of up to £2,500 to charities with a turnover of less than £1 million. Applications considered on a rolling basis with Trustees meeting April, July, October, and January.

The Arts Society: Autumn Round 2022

They believe in Arts for All and will use their grants to make a positive contribution to people's lives through the arts. Funding priorities are art programmes for young people, skills development, and supporting regional museums, galleries, and arts organisations.  The Autumn round of grants is now open; request login details no later than the 27th September 2022 to ensure you have enough time to apply before the closing deadline of 23:59 on 30th September 2022.

LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund

Funding from the National Lottery Community Fund underpins this grant programme supporting user-led LGBT+ organisations working with targeted under-represented and under-resourced communities: D/deaf, Disabled, Neurodivergent LGBT+ people; LGBT+ People of Colour and People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities; LGBTQI+ Women; Older LGBT+ people; and Trans and Non-Binary people. Grants available for organisational running costs, projects and organisational/leadership development and can range from £100 - £25,000. With additional funding from Comic Relief, they can provide grants to user-led LGBT+ organisations based in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.  

Upcoming Deadlines

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council: ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ Fund 2022 - small grants fund for constituted Sports Clubs and other voluntary groups. Deadline 4pm, 26 August 2022.

Lisburn and Castlereagh Council: Grand Choice - Local residents or groups in the Lisburn South area of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council can apply for up to £1,000 via the ‘Grand Choice’ participatory budgeting initiative. Deadline 28 August 2022.

CDHN: Elevate Mentoring Program – Elevate, for community organisations, incorporates: Group networking sessions, 1:1 support from a mentor organisation, and a grant of up to £5,000 to implement a community-based project following identification of local needs and solutions. Deadline 4pm, 29 August 2022.

British Council: Artists' International Development Fund

A joint initiative between the British Council and the Arts Council Northern Ireland, aims to put local creative talent on the map by giving artists and art organisations the chance to bring their work to international audiences with grants of up to £7,000. Deadline 30 August 2022.

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

The Forest Service encourages the creation of new woodlands and the management of existing woodlands by providing grant aid towards the cost of the work. Deadlines: Small Woodland Grant Scheme 10pm, 31st August 2022; Forest Expansion scheme 3pm, 31st August 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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