This Week's Funding News 1st February 2021

Some Updates for This Week

Causeway Coast and Glens District Council: COVID-19 Community Support Fund

Department for Communities funded, the COVID-19 Community Support Fund is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues in local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.  Local community/voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants of up to 100% of costs up to £4,000.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council: COVID-19 Grant Schemes

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has received further funding from the Department for Communities to target those most in need of urgent support as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect local communities. Voluntary Community sector organisations based in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area can apply for the following 2 grant schemes -

  1. Covid-19 – Community Support Fund (Tranche 3)
  2. Covid-19 – Volunteer Support Fund

NB Funding must be spent by 31 March 2021. 

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme (Call 2)

This scheme aims to offer Community and Voluntary Organisations funding to aid them in rebuilding, reconnecting or returning to operation during the recovery phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Constituted groups are permitted to apply for 100% funding up to a maximum of £1000 towards eligible items. Groups who have received funding under Phase 1 of the Recovery Grant Scheme (October 2020 – December 2020) can apply to this scheme for different items/projects. The scheme will operate on a rolling basis from 9am on Friday 29 January 2021 until the budget has been fully allocated, at which point the scheme will close for applications. 

Sport NI: Project Reboot

Supported by National Lottery funding, Sport NI have created a programme called Supporting Sports to Build Back Better.  Project Re-Boot is part of this initiative and will invest in new and innovative projects to support the engagement and re-engagement of participants into sport, particularly people from groups who have been especially impacted by Covid-19. It has three levels of investment with funding ranging from £500 to £25,000.

(Opening Today) KFC Foundation: Community Grants Programme

The KFC Foundation provides grants of £200 - £2,000 to support grassroots organisations in the heart of their restaurant’s communities. Organisations empowering young people in the UK to fulfill their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills.


Some Key Dates for This Week

Education Authority: Youth Service Small Grants Programme (Closing 12th February)

The Small Grants Programme, administered by the Education Authority Youth Service, allows young people to administer grants of £300 to £2000 to other young people and strengthen the participation of young people as decision-makers within the local and wider community. 

Probation Board for NI: Community Service Work Placements (Closing 12th February)

PBNI has responsibility for securing local placements for individuals who are subject to Community Service / Supervised Activity Orders imposed by the Courts.  To fulfil the obligations of these Orders the people to which they are subject complete unpaid work placements within their communities in local organisations. PBNI therefore invites applications from organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector to provide such placements. Successful applicants will be required to provide meaningful work and effective supervision of people subject to any such Court Orders.

Cregganconroe Community Benefit Fund (Closing 1pm, 15th February)

Administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, this local community fund provides grants of £1000 to £2000 for local projects that educate, raise awareness and demonstrate community involvement in work that promotes environmental issues and healthier lifestyles.

Inishative Community Benefit Fund (Closing 1pm, 15th February)

This local community fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. provides grants of £1000 to £2000 for local projects that educate, raise awareness and demonstrate community involvement in work that promotes environmental issues and healthier lifestyles.  

The October Club (Applications to be submitted by close of business, 19th February)

In 1987, moved by the plight of Leukaemia sufferers, a group of those working in the City decided to hold a fundraising dinner at The Savoy. This proved so successful that they decided it should become an annual event every October - hence The October Club. They support one charity each year with an average amount of £500K. They fund small and growing charities with annual income of between £500,000 and £2.5m for a TRANSFORMATIONAL project based across several UK regions and fund funds must be used within 3 years.


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You can see ALL current and paused COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's constantly updated COVID-19 Fundraising Hub