Funding News - 5 December 2022

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The DPO Centre Charity and Community Fund
The DPO Centre offers their Charity and Community Fund to provide access to their data protection consultancy services, but at an 80% funded rate, therefore enabling worthy causes to access their expertise, but with the least effect on their ability to fund their core purpose. Eligible charities will be invited to apply for up to £10,000 of funding towards any of our consultancy services listed on their webpage.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council: Call 1 for Financial Assistance 2023-2024
Call 1 opens 6 December to community voluntary sector, businesses, and community associations covering capital works, community development, suicide prevention, minority communities, Irish language, biodiversity, and more. Closing dates vary. Visit link to register for upcoming support sessions.

Rank Foundation Hospice Grants
This grant programme has been made possible by the Rank Foundation. Since 2002 it has provided funds to support special capital projects in adult independent voluntary hospices with grants of up to £20,000. The Rank Foundation grant programme is to support projects that have a direct impact to patients and their families in adult member hospices. In 2022 the theme is Environmental Improvements. The programme aims to help hospices to implement measures that will reduce their impact on the environment and to deliver sustainable healthcare. Closing 5pm, 20 January 2023.

New Dates released for The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund distributes grants from £3,000 to over £5million, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage. Applications for projects below £250k are accepted on a rolling basis. For applications over £250,000, new dates have been released. Next deadline NOON, 23 February 2023.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council (ABC): Blooming Lovely Floral Grant
Local community groups can now apply for grants up to £250 to purchase bedding plants and shrubs thanks to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Small Floral Grant Scheme. Now open for applications, the scheme is designed to help local residents create colourful and welcoming spaces within their communities that not only appeal to both visitors and locals but also support wellbeing and biodiversity. Request an application form from Joanne Grattan, on [email protected]. Deadline for completed application forms is Friday 16 December 2022.

Upcoming Deadlines

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.

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, Banbridge and Craigavon  Borough Council
ABC council has a large number of grants open with a closing date of 9 December 2022 at 12noon, including: community development, community event, arts and good relations.

Lloyd’s of London Foundation
Applications are open for the Lloyd’s of London Foundation’s charity partnerships for 2023. This is an opportunity for charities to apply for a grant between £25,000 and £50,000 to support a project in the areas of: employability, social mobility, mental health, climate or disaster avoidance and relief. Submit the application and send to [email protected] by 11 December 2022 23:59.

The Fore

The Fore’s Spring 2023 Funding Round offers unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 across 1 to 3 years to small charities and social enterprises. The Fore’s grants are intended to create a step change for your organisation – ‘transformational impact’eg, increase your staff capacity, serve a new beneficiary group, become more sustainable or make your systems more efficient. Register for The Fore's Spring 2023 Funding Round on Monday 12th December 2022 at 10:00am. (Those who register successfully need to submit their application before 16th January 2023 at 5:00pm).

Ironmongers’ Foundation
The Ironmongers’ Company supports projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000. Deadline is 15 December 2022

Help the Homeless
Help The Homeless' main funding remit is the regular allocation of grants (generally up to £5,000) for capital costs to small and medium-sized registered charities only (those with a turnover of under £1m per annum).  All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance. Deadline 15 December 2022.

Fundraising Clinics and Training

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.

Success in Funding Applications 7 February 2023

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. Reserve your place today.

Fundraising Articles & Resources

**NEW** Making a Sustainable Difference in your Organisation
The environment affects all aspects of our lives and there are numerous benefits for organisations to address environmental issues such as improved finances and greater appeal for employees, supporters and funders. Find out more here including potential funders.

Fundraising Hub

NICVA Fundraising Advice has a range of articles from contributors supporting fundraising. Explore our Fundraising Hub for advice and information:

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