This Week's Funding News – 15th November 2021

#DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021

NICVA Fundraising Advice is delighted to present the #DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021, 6-9 December. 

Set over four days, NICVA members can choose from a range of sessions hosted by experts who offer inspiring ideas, useful tips, handy products and motivating discussions as we delve into the latest trends and innovations to help your charity thrive in the digital environment in our ever-increasing cashless society.

Read more here…


Your weekly funding news and deadlines update from GrantTracker

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Available Grants

Several new grants are now open with December deadlines:

  • Brockaghboy Community Benefit Fund - provides financial support towards the development of locally-beneficial community-based projects and initiatives within a 7 km radius of Brockaghboy wind farm, Swatragh, County L/derry as per map.
  • Tyrone Three Community Benefit Fund – funds local groups from the areas surrounding the Tyrone 3 Windfarms at Altamuskin, Eshmore and Gortfinbar.
  • The Acorn Giving Circle – the funds generated by AGC are now available in the form of small grants for charitable or community groups/organisations up to £1,000. 

Groundwork NI 2022 dates

The 2022 deadlines for Groundwork NI’s Aughrim and Whitemountain Grants are now available. The Aughrim Grant offers funding from £5,000 to £10,000. For the Whitemountain Grant, please note that the Main Grant strand is no longer available. From 2022 onwards, grants between £3,000 to £10,000 will be available for the fund.

The Ireland Funds Great Britain (IFGB) – Letters of Enquiry deadline

The objective of the IFGB grant scheme is to contribute much needed funds to organisations supporting communities across Great Britain and the island of Ireland. Organisations may apply for funding between £/€1,000 and £/€10,000. The average grant awarded last year was £4,000. Deadline for Letters of Enquiry is 21st November 2021.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – 2022 funding priorities and deadlines published

The Austin and Hope Trust gives grants to UK registered charities working with UK communities. They focus on different priorities every year. For 2022 they have decided to focus on The Arts for all grants.

Upcoming deadlines

The Fermanagh Trust: Cornavarrow and Slieveglass Wind Farms Community Benefit Fund

Grants are available to community projects located within 5km of Cornavarrow Wind Farm, which covers Drumquin or 5km of the Slieveglass Wind Farm, which covers Killen. 

Closes 12pm on 18 November 2021.

Together for Our Planet

National Lottery funding will support communities to take action on climate change with around 400-500 awards being made through the programme. Funding size is £1,000 to £10,000

Closes 5pm on 18 November 2021.

D/Deaf and Disabled Artist Support Fund 2021

The D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 3 is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities. The goal is to support creative practitioners to continue with their practice. The awards aim to support Disabled, D/deaf and Neurodiverse artists. Grants of £2,000 offered.

Closes 4pm on 19 November 2021.

Partner-up Fund

Take Note have joined forces with Collaborative Change and Footwork Trust to launch the Partner-Up fund, supporting and empowering high-impact arts collaborations for social change. Groups of organisations with a shared idea for an arts-for-social-change project are invited to apply for one of two funding grants - up to £30,000 per project.

Expression of Interest deadline 19 November 2021.

Articles and Resources

NICVA Fundraising continues its exploration of cashless giving with three new articles focusing on different ways to collect digital donations and enhance donor experiences:

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