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Funding news this week
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 Thursday 13th January 2022. Organisations need to register first, if they have not already done so, to access the online application portal.
The fund has been established to ensure that the Crighshane and Church Hill wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community. Grants from £1,000 to £5,000.
Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity provides grants to children’s hospitals and hospices to transform the lives of children across the UK. Grant sizes range between £100 and £10,000.
The Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for migrant groups in the UK is a fund to support legal work in the UK that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants more generally. The fund has changed its criteria to remove the young migrant requirement and will now support strategic legal work benefitting asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Maximum funding for any one application is £30,000; average grant size is around £12,000.
The Digital Freedom Fund (DFF) supports strategic litigation on digital rights in Europe that contributes to advancing human rights in the digital context. Opens to applications 24th January 2022.
The Professional and Amateur Drama Companies Scheme will be open to drama groups established legally as a drama company, both amateur and professional, including newly established groups, who wish to produce Irish language or bilingual plays around the country. Funding support companies on the island of Ireland. Deadline 10th January 2022.
The Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and to mark this occasion, The National Lottery Community Fund will fund 70 projects across the UK. This is a significant National moment, and they are looking for projects that go beyond simply celebrating but for those that create change for communities.
Deadline is 5pm on 15th December 2021.
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.
Closing deadline is 15th December 2021.
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.
Closing deadline for applications is 15th December 2021.
Funding for Tree planting
- International Tree Foundation: UK Community Tree Planting – supports community-based tree planting initiatives in the UK that are readily accessible to the public, including schools, parks, rights of way, and sites managed by community groups. Application deadline is 16th December 2021.
- Tree Council: Branching Out Fund
The Tree Council has funds available to assist schools, community groups and member Tree Warden Networks proposing to undertake well-planned tree planting projects over winter annually, preferably during National Tree Week. Application deadline is 5pm on 17th December 2021.
This programme offers small scale capital grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support communities by creating more sustainable and resilient outdoor spaces through greening - planting more trees and plants in an area, rewilding - allowing nature to take over an area, and water management - slowing rainwater before it gets to the drainage systems.
Closing deadline for applications is 5pm on 17th December 2021.
Articles and Resources
Recordings of the sessions held last week as part of the #DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021, will be made available on 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:
- Virtually Normal – the future of fundraising | NICVA
- Digital Donations - choices for the sector | NICVA
- Digital Donations with Smartphones | NICVA
- Smartphone technology can enhance donor experiences | NICVA
- Glossary of Digital Terms | NICVA
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:
- Getting the most out of GrantTracker 18 Jan 2022 – 11:00am to 12:00pm (Free)
- Developing your Fundraising Strategy 10 February 2022 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Paid)
Remember bespoke training sessions are available on request.
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