Funding News – 28 November 2022

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The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust: Foodbank Fund – short turn around

The Foodbank Fund has been established in response to the cost-of-living crisis and evidence that many foodbanks are facing the combined challenges of increasing need, escalating running costs, and food donations failing to keep up with demand. The Fund is open to applications from foodbanks for funding to help meet costs such as the purchase of additional food items and increased running costs. Deadline 4pm, 6 December 2022.

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. Opens 6 December 2022. You must register your organisation by 12noon on Thursday 13 January 2022 to enable access to the online application portal. 

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) provides grants for a broad range of projects that support the delivery of positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people around key funding themes across the UK. TPT invites charitable organisations to submit an application up to 5th February 2023 to the new and innovative projects that will achieve a positive impact under their strategic priority - Collaboration and Sustainability (Promoting positive change to improve the capacity and sustainability of the sight loss sector and organisations which work with blind and partially sighted people).

TBUC Camps Programme 2023-24

Applications are now open for groups who wish to run a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2023/24 which is supported by the Northern Ireland Executive. The Programme is about building positive relations and long-lasting friendships among diverse groups of young people across all parts of the Northern Ireland community. Completed applications must be returned to the Education Authority no later than 4pm on Tuesday 31st January 2023.

Education Authority: Small Grants Programme

The Small Grants Programme allows young people to apply for funding to support young people in their communities to: promote youth participation, leadership, and volunteering, build and develop life skills, promote positive mental health, wellbeing, and self-care, explore issues for young people such as relationships & sex education, suicide awareness and risk-taking behaviours, demonstrate care and concern for the environment, and promote equality, diversity, and inclusion within the programme. Applications should show how they have been able to contribute to one or more of these aims. Deadline 16January 2023.

 Upcoming Deadlines

Benefact Group: Movement for Good Awards

Anyone can nominate an eligible organisation for The Movement for Good Awards from he Benefact Group who award £1,000 over 12 days to make a tangible difference to the lives of the people and communities served by charities, not-for-profit organisations, and community interest projects. This year they are donating more than £1 million. The closing date and time for submitting a Nomination Form for each draw is 23:59 the day before each draw. Draws take place between 1-16 December.

BHSCT ‘Carer Support Service’ – invite to their Information Sharing Session and launch of grant

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) want to ensure that ‘unpaid’ carers are supported and provide a range of services including a small grant set to be launched in December to provide services for carers to the Voluntary & Community. Find out more about the grant and other services at their Information Sharing Session, Thursday 8th December from 12 noon to 1.00pm.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Borough Council – Financial Assistant Grants

Grants available for Community Development, Community Events, Large Events, Arts, International Tourism, Good Relations, and International Linkage. Deadline NOON, 9 December 2022.

Belfast City Council: Business cluster and community grants

Tranche three of their business cluster and community grant scheme is open for applications. One-off capital grants between £10,000 and £25,000 available to Belfast-based community groups, charities, social enterprises and business collaborations for environmental improvement. Apply before 4pm, 19 December 2022.

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 new and innovate ways. Deadline NOON, 15 December 2022.

Fundraising Training & Clinics

Success in Fundraising Applications

7 February 2023 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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.    

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.

Fundraising Articles & Resources

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