Funding News – 31 October 2022

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BBC Children in Need

Alongside its new Core Grants programme, BBC Children in Need will also continue to offer funding for defined projects with a focus on children and young people. Registered not-for-profit organisations who work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under living in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands are eligible to apply. Through this stream, organisations can receive support for up to three years. The maximum grant is £120,000 (or £40,000 over three years), though most grants made are for much less than this. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

The Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants for Children 2022

Schools, small charities and not for profit organisations can apply for of between £500 - £2,500. The Charity recently posted a that they will continue accepting holiday grant applications for trips taking place before the end of 2022. Grants will be awarded until available funding has been allocated.   

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council: Tak£500+

Tak£500+ is a Participatory Budgeting initiative meaning local people get to decide how public funds are used to address needs in their area. Communities can apply for up to £1000 for a project they think will benefit their area. Open from 17 October 2022 until 25 November 2022. Visit the website to find a local contact for advice and support.  


Funding grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects throughout the UK. The Happiness Fund is available to enable and support projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities The fund will award £2,500 per quarter - allowing up to four different projects per year to apply. Opens to applications 2 January 2023.

H&M Foundation: Global Change Award

By catalysing early-stage innovations that hope to accelerate the transformation of the fashion and textile industry to protect the planet and our living conditions creating a positive planet. For 2023 they are looking for ideas within three categories: Regenerate – solutions towards positive effects, Repurpose – solutions towards circularity, and Reimagine – solutions we have not even thought about yet.

Upcoming Deadlines

Fermanagh Trust: Callagheen Wind Farm Grant

Proposals will be accepted from all aspects of community life – economic, social, and educational. However, preference will be given to proposals that have an environmental theme and/or are linked to sustainable local activities and have a positive impact on the local community. No single application will be awarded more than £3,000. Deadline noon 01 November 2022.

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.

Northern Ireland Museums Council (NIMC): Access and Inclusion Grants

Administered by NIMC, the key objectives of the Department for Communities’ Access and Inclusion Programme are to: Improve access to arts, culture and active recreation venues across NI for people with disabilities; Make arts, cultural and active recreation venues more inclusive across society; and Increase participation in arts, culture and active recreation activities by people with disabilities. Maximum grant up to £30,000. Deadline 5pm, 04 November 2022.

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland windfarm funding schemes closing

The following schemes all close at 1pm, 04 November 2022.

·         Long Mountain Community Benefit Fund

·         Rathsherry Community Benefit Fund

·         Thornog Community Benefit Fund

·         Brockaghboy Community Benefit Fund

Fundraising Events for Autumn 2022

·         Will to Give In-Person Event: Future Kindness | NICVA

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.

·         Free Fundraising Clinics for NICVA Members

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.

Fundraising Articles & Resources

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