This Week's Funding News – 13 September 2021

Your weekly funding news and deadlines from GrantTracker.

Funding news this week

Comic Relief Empowering Change Micro Fund now open

The aim of the micro fund from Community Foundation is to offer smaller amounts of funding to locally led organisations with income levels of £30,000 or below. Grants of between £1,000 to £3,000 will be available, to be spent within a period of 12 months.

Arts Council NI: Minority Ethnic Artists Mentoring and Residency Programme

Through this Minority Ethnic Artist’s Mentoring and Residency Programme they wish to create opportunities for specialized training, research, cultural exchanges, networking and learning for individual artists, creative practitioners and arts administrators from minority ethnic and migrant backgrounds.

Henry Moore Foundation

A range of Henry Moore Grants are open to support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display.

The Fermanagh Trust – a range of grants and bursaries now open

The Fermanagh Trust is dedicated to creating a partnership of donors, non-profit making organisations and the community to find solutions to the pressing community needs in Fermanagh.

The Marsh Christian Trust – unrestricted funding

The Trust focuses on providing funding which could help small organisations pay for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Grants are unrestricted and range from £300-£2,000 covering Arts and heritage, Education and training, Environmental causes and animal welfare, Healthcare, and Social welfare.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Grants & Bursary Programme - 3rd Call Grant Aid open

Grants for voluntary and community sector: Irish in the Community, A Decade of Centenaries, PCSP Grant, RECOVER Grant Aid, Seeding Grant, and Verti Drainage.

Kellogg's Breakfast Clubs

A limited number of grants are available for school breakfast clubs in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland with priority given to schools that have either eligible for free school meals (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) or are based in an area which is classified as falling in the 10% of most deprived areas (Index of Multiple Deprivation).


Upcoming deadlines

Matthew Good Foundation: Grants for Good Fund

Grants for Good invites local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that have an average annual income of less than £50,000 to apply to them for funding.

Closes 15th September 2021

Help the Homeless

Help The Homeless' funding generally up to £5,000 for capital costs for projects relating to assisting individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.

Autumn Deadline 15th September 2021

Prince's Countryside small grant and flagship funding

  • Project Village Survival is their small grants programme which funds projects that are addressing rural community resilience and ensuring their village’s future viability and “thrivability”.
  • Supporting Rural Communities is their flagship grant programme, awarding £500,000 each year to support projects that enhance the viability and sustainability of rural communities. 

Closing 12pm on 17th September 2021

Church Competition 2021

Share a good news story – bright ideas, success, community heroes and ingenuity in the face of adversity

Deadline 17th September – eligible churches in Northern Ireland will be in northern region. 

Co-op Community Fridge Fund

Funding is aimed at supporting any UK based group/organisation wanting to set up a new Community Fridge within the next six months. Alongside the £4,000 funding, successful groups receive dedicated project set-up support, guidance and information, and access to their Community Fridge Network forum.

Closing deadline for Belfast based applications is 9am on 20th September 2021


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