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This Week's Funding News – 13th December 2021 | GrantTracker

This Week's Funding News – 13th December 2021

Your weekly funding news and deadlines update from GrantTracker.

Funding news this week

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 Thursday 13th January 2022. Organisations need to register first, if they have not already done so, to access the online application portal.

Community Foundation for NI: Crighshane and Churchill Community Benefit Fund

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 and Gromit's Children's Foundation

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.

Strategic Legal Fund for migrant groups – keen to encourage more applications from Northern Ireland

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.

Digital Freedom Fund Grants

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.

Foras na Gaeilge: Professional and Amateur Drama Companies 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.

Upcoming deadlines

National Lottery Community Fund: The Platinum Jubilee Fund

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

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.

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.

Closing deadline for applications is 15th December 2021.

Funding for Tree planting

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.

The National Lottery Community Fund: Living Places and Spaces

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:

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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