This Week's Funding News – 16 August 2021

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Funding news this week

Museums Challenge: Climate Change

Northern Ireland Museums Council has secured funding to provide a grant scheme open to accredited museums in Northern Ireland. The Scheme will provide up to £20,000 to challenge climate change by raising awareness of the climate emergency and mitigating actions or undertaking actions to increase sustainability or biodiversity.

Food for Life Get Togethers: Small Grants

Grants of £150 are available to help you and your community take part in Cook and Share Month, running from World Food Day 16th October - 16 November 2021.

Chris Ledger Legacy Awards for D/deaf and Disabled Artists

The Awards recognise the major contribution Chris Ledger made to the cultural sector in Northern Ireland and especially her many initiatives to support D/deaf, disabled and Neurodiverse artists. The awards aim to support individual D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodiverse artists to create new work and four awards of £5,000 each will be made.

Women in Innovation Awards opens 23rd August 2021

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering 20 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

BBC Children in Need - Small Grants

Applications to the next round of BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme opens on 16 August 2021. Eligible organisations can apply for up to £10,000 per year for up to three years.

Upcoming deadlines

Asda Foundation: Bringing Communities Back Together

Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; hold a get-together event such as a welcome back party or community celebration; or a combination of the two.

Closing date 20 Aug 2021 (recommended to submit earlier by 16 August 2021)

BBC Children in Need Main Grants

The Main Grants programme is for not-for-profit organisations applying for grants of up to three years. Over £10,000 per year (maximum £40,000 per year).

Closing 11:30am 23 August 2021

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: Northern Ireland

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust aims to fund work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict.

Closing: 5pm on 23 August 2021

T:BUC Uniting Communities: Uniting Opportunities – new funding opportunity

Uniting Opportunities is the small grants element of the Uniting Communities Programme. Promotes good relations and reconciliation through sport and creativity by addressing barriers to community participation that some young people face. It is targeted at the most vulnerable groups of young people in our society (aged 11-24), who would not normally avail of opportunities to participate.

Closing: 4pm on 23 August 2021

mPower Community Fund

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust (the Trust), through support from the mPower Communities Fund are seeking grant applications from Community and Voluntary Organisations who wish to apply for a grant to facilitate either establishing new health and social well-being activities or services or the reintroduction of pre COVID-19 activities in line with COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Closing: 3pm on 25 August 2021

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