Funding News - 9 January 2023

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The Naturesave Trust consider applications for specific projects from charities, social enterprises and grassroots community organisations whose activities are based within the UK. The theme of this funding window will be pollution and single use plastic. They will be looking for community projects who are running initiatives to tackle this issue. Grants range from between £500 to £5,000.

Small Grants Programme from the Leathersellers Company Charitable Fund provides to UK registered Charities, Educational Institutions and University Students. This is a fast-track application process for small unrestricted one-off grants (up to a maximum of £5,000).

World Habitat Awards for 36 years the World Habitat Awards have celebrated, championed, and helped communities develop new innovations, ideas and advances that improve the lives of people on low incomes. Two GOLD Award-winning projects.

Material Focus - Electricals Recycling Fund

They are launching a £2.5 million fund to support projects that make it easier for more people to reuse and recycle unwanted electricals. The funding is available to any type of organisation that can help do this. They are keen to fund two types of projects – those seeking to grow or develop existing household collection services for small household electricals, and those seeking to innovate new collection methods. Expressions of interest by 31 January 2023.

The Body Coach - Youth Community Sports Groups Grant

They want to help as many children as possible to stay active, which is why they are offering a £1,000 grant to 15 youth community sports groups.

Upcoming Deadlines

Derry City and Strabane District Council
DCSDC have a number of grants with the deadline of 12 January 2023, 12am including Community Festival Fund, Heritage Animation and Visitor servicing programme, Arts and Cultural Practitioner Award, Headline Events and Access Programme for Cultural Organisations

Belfast City Council
There are a number of BCC grants with a deadline of 12 noon on 13 January 2023 including Community Festival Fund, Arts and Heritage, Good Relations, Support for Sport (various), Community Summer Scheme and Community Activity (Medium and Micro).

The Tree Council
The Tree Council have 2 schemes with deadlines of 15 January 2023. Branching Out – this fund supports schools and community groups to plant tress, hedges and orchards, grants £200-£2,000. Also Trees and Hedgerows for Wildlife and Biodiversity Fund.

Belfast Trust - Carer Community Micro Fund
The aim of the Carer Community Micro Fund is to provide valuable investment for community based initiatives to support carers across the Belfast Trust area and organisations may apply for up to £2,000.Deadline 5pm 16 January 2023.

EANI Small Grant Programme
The Small Grants Programme has been set up to allow young people from Education Authority Youth Service (EA-YS) registered (& Verified) groups to apply for grants for projects in order to support the growth and participation of young people. Deadline 16 January 2023.

Newry Mourne and Down District Council
NMDDC have a number of grants with the deadline of 17 January 2023 at 12noon, including: Tourism and Arts, Community Summer Schemes, Community Events and Festivals, Community Engagement, Local Biodiversity, Irish Language, Minority Communities Fund, Suicide Prevention and Emotional Wellbeing, Community Growing and Community Facilities.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Community Festivals Fund
The fund aims to support the development and capacity of locally run festivals by providing support and training to make them less reliant on public funding in addition to offering funding towards the costs of events. Deadline 17 January 2023, 12noon.

Fundraising Clinics & Training

Free Fundraising Clinics for NICVA Members - next available session, March 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.

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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.   

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