This Week's Funding News 1st March 2021

Some Updates for This Week

Hedley Foundation

Supports small to medium sized UK registered charities operating across the spectrum of social need. Grants from £250 - £5,000 plus.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation makes donations of up to £1,000 to UK registered charities towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

NFU Mutual Community Giving

The NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (CGF) was set up in 2005 to support community initiatives and charitable events, as well as to help boost staff fundraising. Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally they like to fund something specific so they can measure the difference their donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.

Special EU Programmes Body: PEACE PLUS 2021-27 (Opening later this year)

A new EU cross-border programme that will contribute to a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. The programme will achieve this by funding activities that promote peace and reconciliation and contribute to the cross-border economic and territorial development of the region. It will build upon previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes through 6 themes. The total budget is approximately €1bn.

The Weinstock Fund

The Weinstock Fund is a reasonably small independent grant-making trust which funds a wide range of charitable causes, particularly in the fields of welfare, children, education, medicine, music and the arts.  Charities must be registered in the UK. The Fund tends not to support research projects or projects based abroad. 

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

Wingate Foundation funds in the fields of; Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts, Music and Medical Research Travel Grants.


Some Key Dates for This Week

The Big Give: The Green Match Fund (Application Closing Date 5th March)

A match funding campaign for charities working on environmental issues as part of their core mission. All public donations made to participating charities via during the week of the campaign (22-29 April) will be matched up to a specific amount of either £2,500, £10,000 or £25,000. 

Downtown and Cool FM Cash for Kids (Application Deadline 5pm, 5th March)

Supports children from birth up to and including 18 years of age who are vulnerable, come from disadvantaged backgrounds or are living with an illness or disability. Typical grants are £1,000 to £3,000 but they will happily consider applications for larger amounts.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council: NI Centenary Fund (Application Deadline, Noon, 8th March)

Financial support towards the delivery of projects aimed at marking the Northern Ireland Centenary, while also complementing the Council's Good Relations Strategy. Funding from £500 - £2,000 available.

Community Foundation for NI: Enabling Growth Fund (Closing Date 1pm, 12th March)

A NI-wide grant scheme providing 6 grants of up to £15,000, plus mentoring support of up to 30 hours for charities and social enterprises to continue an existing idea or develop a new one which enables them to grow. 


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