Funding News – 30 August 2022

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CRASH: Helping homelessness charities and hospices with vital construction projects

CRASH assists homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects by sourcing pro-bono or discounted professional expertise, and construction products, from their Corporate Patron companies and supporters within the industry.

The National Lottery Community Fund: Climate Action Fund

This funding aims to help communities across the UK to address climate change. They’re interested in projects that can do at least one of the following: show how creating a deeper connection with nature will lead to changing people’s behaviours and greater care for the environment; and show how by bringing nature back into the places we live and work, we can help communities to reduce or adapt to the impacts of climate change. Between 12 and 15 projects to be funded 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.

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland are delighted to be launching a new fund - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund. The fund will provide support to community and voluntary organisations who wish to explore and/or enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the group and its community. Grant size - £500-£1,000. Opens 5 September 2022; register for information workshops – Monday 5 September at 2pm-3:30pm or 7pm-8:30pm.

Building the Community Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP)

The programme aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address local health and social wellbeing needs using a community development approach. Round 43 now open; grant range £2,500 up to £12,000 depending on which Level applied for.

Upcoming Deadlines

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.

Fermanagh Recreational Trust

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of sporting activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. Application deadline 5pm, 31 August 2022.

Department of Justice: Assets Recovery Community Scheme (ARCS)

Justice Minister, Naomi Long invites voluntary/community sector organisations, registered charities, and statutory bodies to apply for funding aimed at preventing crime. The ARCS fund, managed by the Department of Justice Protection and Organised Crime Division (POCD), supports initiatives that will prevent crime or reduce the fear of crime and so contribute to safer communities where we respect the law, and each other. Application deadline 1 September 2022 at 5pm.

Foras na Gaeilge: Festivals Scheme 2023

This scheme is aimed at festivals which aim to foster and promote through Irish or bilingually the Irish language, the language-based arts, the indigenous Irish-language arts and Irish language heritage, as an integral part of the festival, and to provide a stage for the Irish language community, to the wider community and to the arts sector. The grant maximum is €5,000/£3,500; closes 2 September 2022.

LCCC’s DIY Community Fund 2022/23

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council's DIY Community Fund is a grant scheme to support the refresh, refurbishment or general improvement to existing community facilities. The grant will enable groups and organisations to improve income opportunities and make the facility more user friendly to further engage the local community. The DIY Community Fund has £30,000 available. Organisations will be able to apply for grants up to a maximum of £1,000. There is no minimum amount requirement. Deadline noon on 5 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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