This Week's Funding News – 25 October 2021

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Funding news this week

Architectural Heritage Fund: Project Viability & Project Development Grants – Northern Ireland

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) can provide funding in Northern Ireland to help communities find enterprising ways to revitalise the old buildings they love. This grant programme has been made possible by funding from the Pilgrim Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and Department for Communities (NI). Maximum grant £10,00. Contact Ruth Harkin, Support Officer at [email protected] before submitting an application.

The National Lottery Community Fund: Living Places and Spaces

Opens 1st November, this programme offers small scale capital grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support communities in creating more sustainable and resilient outdoor spaces.  They are distributing these grants on behalf of the Department for Infrastructure.

Ansvar Donation Programme

Ansvar Insurance make it a cornerstone of their ethical positioning to associate with responsible lifestyles and to give tangible support to organisations, which work to reduce the harm that alcohol and drugs do in society. A donation pot of £45,000 will be distributed to three charities whose core purpose is to promote healthy lifestyle choices to children and young people. Registered UK & ROI charities can apply.

British Science Week Community Grants

Supported by UK Research and Innovation, they offer grants of £500 and £1000 to help community groups to run their own events and activities for British Science Week 2022 (11-20 March 2022) particularly targeting underrepresented audiences who are not engaged in science to encourage more to enjoy science.

Clothworkers Company: Charity Governance Awards

The Charity Governance Awards is an exciting not-for-profit initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large in the UK. The winner of each category will receive a £5,000 unrestricted grant as a prize. Runners-up will receive cash prizes for the first time (£1,000 each), and all shortlisted charities will be offered a paid one-year membership to the Association of Chairs for their board as well as a complimentary place on a Cause4 Trustee Leadership Programme for a new trustee.

Arnold Clark Community Fund: Winter 2021 Fund reopens

Deadline is 23:59 on 31st December 2021 for applications in the following categories only: food banks, toys banks, housing and accommodation, and poverty relief.

Upcoming deadlines

Community Foundation for NI: The Fibrus Community Fund

Funding aims to enable rural communities to stay connected online and address digital poverty with grants of £1,000 for local groups and organisations.

Closes at 1:00pm on 28th October 2021


Community Foundation Northern Ireland Wind Farm funding for communities close to the following sites:

Closing 1pm on 1st November 2021


Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council: Large Capital Project Fund

The Large Capital Project Fund enables high quality capital projects that could bring significant benefit to the Borough to be delivered where a relatively small percentage of the overall funding is required.  Grants awarded will be in the range of £2,501-£20,000 (max rate 50%).

Closes 12pm(noon) on 29th October 2021


National Churches Trust: Foundation (small) Grants - for Maintenance

The Foundation Grant Programme offers grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report. Also, small investigative works and surveys. Project costs should not exceed £10,000.

Closes 31st October 2021


Articles and Resources

The National Lottery Community Fund reflects on the last 18 months and the future

Northern Ireland Director Kate Beggs shares her reflections as well as plans to continue to support communities over the next year

Glossary of Digital Terms


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