Funding News – 26 September 2022

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ASDA Foundation: Cost of Living Grant

This grant is designed to support the increased running costs groups will face between September 2022 and February 2023, including rent increases and electricity cost rises. There are TWO funding options within this grant: A) Increased rent and utility bill support and B) Increased food costs support. Groups must be clear from the outset which option they intend to apply for but note that groups can apply for a combination of the two options. Please ensure that this is clear in the application.

Rosa: Voices from the Front Line

Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline fund offers one-year grants of between £500 and £7,000 to support campaigning and influencing work that enables women and girls to use their voice to achieve change. Northern Ireland is a prioritised area. Deadline 4pm on 3 November 2022.

Arts Council NI: Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme

The programme aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people by engagement in high quality arts. Grants up to £10,000 are available. You can apply for up to 100% of the eligible costs of the project. Projects can be up to 1 year duration.

Road Safety Trust: Main Themed Grants 2022

The purpose of the Road Safety Trust is to make UK Roads Safer, achieving impact through the funding of practical measures, research, dissemination, and education initiatives.  they are inviting applications under this grant to focus on Fitness to Drive in one or more of the following areas: Diabetes, Dementia, Sleep and fatigue, and Illegal and prescription drug use. Funding is available for research and the development of innovative practical interventions.

Music for All

Music for All’s Community Project Funding aims to bring music to your communities with grants typically around £2,500. Round 4 supports BBB Trust Orchestras, groups supporting those with degenerative conditions, awards for electric and acoustic guitars, and awards for Bass amps and Cabs.

Triangle Trust: 1949 Fund

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund offers funding for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with young carers or the rehabilitation of young offenders or ex-offenders within the UK. Grants from £10,000 up to £60,000 for a duration of 6 months to two years available. A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested.

Upcoming Deadlines

PRSF: Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders stimulates and strengthens cross-border collaborations between music creators, performers and presenters across all music genres for audiences across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects that include new commissions, recordings and repeat performances of music written in the past five years. Extended deadline 6pm, 29 September 2022.

Sea-Changers: Grants Programme

Sea-Changers gives one-off grants to UK-based charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations including schools who are carrying out marine conservation related activities. They welcome applications from a wide variety of groups and entities. For grant applications up to £500 and £2,500. Next main grants deadline 30 September 2022.

NIHE: Rural Community Awards

The Housing Executive’s 2022 Rural Community Awards competition continues to celebrate the work of volunteers across NI as the often ‘unsung heroes’ going above and beyond to make life better for all residents. Award categories in 2022 are Rural Community Spirit, Community Champion, and Cleaner & Greener. There will be a £1,000 prize for the winners of the northern and southern Community Spirit and Cleaner & Greener awards, and £500 will be donated to the community groups nominating the highly commended winning applicants. Deadline 4pm on 30 September 2022.

Grand Plan Fund

Grand Plan are a group of creatives. They award £1,000 grants to creative people of colour based in the UK who want to make a new cultural project happen. It can be anything from: poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, photographs to workshops or events — whatever you want. Next deadline midnight on 30 September 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.

11 October 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

This session, suitable for a range of fundraisers within the faith sector, explores how to bring key elements together to form a successful funding application and improve your chances of gaining crucial funds.

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 only

Fundraising Articles & Resources

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