This Week's Funding News – 1st November 2021

Your weekly funding news and deadlines update from GrantTracker.

Funding news this week

Ulster Garden Villages: The Common Fund

Ulster Garden Villages Limited around y allocates funds to projects within Northern Ireland that in general will improve the quality of life in the local community.  As one of the largest grant-making trusts in Northern Ireland UGV gives grants totalling in the region of £1.5m each year. Main focus: Health, Disadvantaged sections of our society, Young people, Culture & Heritage, and the Environment.

Asda Foundation Investing in Spaces and Places Grant – new higher value fund

Investing in Spaces and Places is a new higher value Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at improving community spaces and places where local people can be together and thrive. The first round of Investing in Spaces and Places Grants is now open. Grants from £5,000 to £25,000.  

Veterans' Foundation Grants

The Veterans’ Foundation has established a substantial grants’ programme to support charities and organisations that provide support to those in need among serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. Open to charities, not-for-profit organisations, community projects and CICs limited by guarantee. Upcoming November and December deadlines for 2021. Currently, the maximum grant you can request is £30,000 over three years.

The Armed Forces Covenant Trust: Force for Change Programme

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation. Round 3 closing noon 19th November.

 Enkalon Foundation

The Foundation is a small funder who to date has given out over £5 million across Northern Ireland via 6,500 grants. £2.6 million of this funding has been in the former Antrim Borough. Average grant is £1000. Priorities include education, health and of saving lives, citizenship or community development, arts, culture, heritage or science, amateur sport, relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, and animal welfare. Next deadline is 10th November.

Upcoming deadlines

British Council: International Collaboration Grants

The International Collaboration Grants is a £3.5m programme of grants available to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate internationally.

Closes 4th November 2021

Arts Council NI: Health & Safety Capital Grant

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has opened applications, on behalf of Department for Communities (DFC), to the Health and Safety Capital Programme. The programme, worth £750,000, aims to support organisations to reopen their creative spaces safely.

Closes 12pm on 5th November 2021.

Belfast City Council: Core Multi-Annual Grants Programme

Multi-annual grants are part of the cultural investment model developed by Belfast City Council. Up to £10,000 available. Current strands open: Arts and heritage grants - Enable 2-year grants and Festivals and events grants - Activate 2-year grants.

Closes 12pm on 5th November 2021.

Mid Ulster District Council: Community Venues Grant/Facilities

The Community Development Venues Grant scheme is one of several grant schemes run specifically to support the voluntary and community sector in the Mid Ulster District Council area. Grants are available up to a maximum of £3,000 to support local communities to make available their premises and community centres for the use of the wider community. Venues applying to the grant must be used for a minimum of 80% community development activities.

Closes 3pm on 5th November

Colmcille Eirinn's Alba: Grants Scheme

Colmcille is a partnership between Foras na Gaeilge in Ireland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig in Scotland. This scheme aims to promote relations between the language communities of Scottish and Irish Gaeilge and to strengthen Scottish and Irish Gaelic through these relations.

Closes 10th November 2021.

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