This Week's Funding News – 10th January 2022

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Funding news this week

DfC: Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations 2022 | NICVA

NICVA is holding two online information sessions on the Department for Communities Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations 2022. The content is the same for both sessions.
Register for session one on 10 January 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm    OR   session two on 12 January 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Delivery partner links:

Other Funding News

Belfast City Council: Kitchen Equipment Grants

This grant scheme is open to applications from Belfast-based community groups and organisations supporting vulnerable people in their area through food provision. Eligible groups can apply for up to £2,000 to fund food storage and food preparation.

Majonzi Fund

Majonzi in Swahili means grief or deep sorrow. Majonzi Fund recipients are provided with a monetary grant of £500 to use towards commemorating the lives of those they have lost in a way that is meaningful to them: anything from a memorial service to commissioning a work of art for the community. For members of the Black and Minoritised community affected by loss due to Covid-19.

Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon is a grant-making charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled children and young people through rugby. Providing funding to organisations across the UK or Ireland such as specialist schools and centres, youth and disability charities and community rugby clubs, that give support, treatment or respite care to children with disabling or life-limiting medical conditions or who are living in areas of severe social deprivation.

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

The Trust's aims are to benefit or protect animals, relieve animals from suffering, conserve wildlife and encourage the understanding of animals.  Since being set up in 1982, the Trust has given over £10 million to animal welfare charities.

Upcoming deadlines

The 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.

Deadline is 6pm on 13th January 2022.

CRC Community Relations/Cultural Diversity Grant

The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, provides funding each year on community relations projects. This funding is intended to help community/voluntary groups throughout Northern Ireland develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. The Community Relations Council - Publications Grant Scheme encouraging the production and dissemination of publications that will contribute to greater understanding and better community relations in Northern Ireland is also open.

Deadline for both funding schemes is 4pm on 14th January 2022.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council: Social Supermarket Fund

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invites Expressions of Interest from community and voluntary organisations interested in delivering Social Supermarket pilot projects through funding being made available through the ‘Social Supermarket Fund’. This fund aims to transition away from the emergency response to a more sustainable, long-term response to food poverty.

Expression of Interest deadline 5pm on 14th January 2022.

Newry, Mourne & Down District Council financial assistance

The Council invites applications for financial assistance towards a wide range of programme areas including Arts & Culture Projects, Community programmes, Growing initiatives, Sports, Tourism, Good Relations, Local Biodiversity Enhancement, Minority Communities Fund, and more.

Closing date is Monday 17th January 2022 at 12:00 noon for all except Community Capital and Sports Capital which close on Monday 28th February at 12:00 noon.

Belfast City Council: Community Festivals Fund

Funding of up to £10,000 per festival is available for community festivals taking place within the Belfast local government district, between 1st April 2022 and 31st March 2023, that focus on: arts and heritage activities; and other cultural events that contribute to the cultural identity of an area or group and celebrate the uniqueness of that area or group.

Deadline is 12pm(noon) on 14th January 2022.

Articles and Resources

Recordings of the sessions held last week as part of NICVA’s #DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021, will be made available our the NICVA website soon.

To familiarise yourself with digital donations and online fundraising, we have produced a range of resources covering this topic and will continue to add more to support the voluntary and community sector:

Upcoming Fundraising Training

Find out about the UK’s number one online match giving platform, the Big Give in this overview Focus on a Funder: The Big Give and match funding | NICVA and book a place on their webinar Introduction to the Big Give | NICVA 19 January 2022 – 10:30am to 11:30am (Free).

Develop your fundraising skills and support your organisations long-term stability with our training:

Remember bespoke training sessions are available on request.

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