This Week's Funding News 26th April 2021

Some Updates for This Week

Solace Women's Aid: Empowering Women Fund

Part of the Labyrinth Project, (a Tampon Tax funded grant scheme) led by Solace Women’s Aid. Aims to help women get to an empowered position through the provision of holistic wide-ranging support that is needs-led, placing women at the centre of their own interventions. Seed funding available from £500 to £1,000, small grants from £1,000 to £5,000 and large grants from £5,000 to £25,000.

The Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants

Provides grants of up to £5000 for practical projects and initiatives, which aim to help registered charities to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with, and recovering from breast cancer.  They expect projects that receive funding to be delivered within 12 to 18 months.

Live Here Love Here: Small Grants Scheme

Grants of £500 to £5,000 to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects throughout NI.

Association of Independent Museums: Collections Care, Audit and Conservation Grants

Funded by The Pilgrim Trust, this scheme provides grants of up to £10,000 to support small to medium sized museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently and to meet the standards required for Accreditation.


Some Key Dates for This Week

Co-Op Local Community Fund (Opening Date 4th May 2021)

Supports projects which help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually.  Priority given to local charities and other organisations with an income of less than £1 million a year.

 Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust (Application Deadline 5th May 2021)

The Trust gives grants in the UK, usually in London and in Northern Ireland and South Africa.  Grants are awarded twice a year, the total level of grants annually is approximately £80,000 and grants are generally made as single payments between £1,000 and £5,000.

 ESB: Energy for Generations Fund (Round 2 Closing Date 5th May 2021)

Each year the Fund awards €1 million in direct funding through a quarterly fund to charities working in the area of suicide prevention, alleviation of homelessness and education access and support. The Energy for Generations Fund also provides support to ESB staff who volunteer within their own communities. 

Ragdoll Foundation Open Grants (Small) Scheme (Small Grants Application Deadline 7th May 2021)

Provides both small and large grants to support the cultural sector’s work with children and young people. For the small grants scheme, applications for up to £1,500 can be made for proposals which use creative and innovative approaches to engaging children and young people using the arts and creative media.  

Golsoncott Foundation Application Deadline (for events that can go ahead between July & September 2021, 8th May 2021)

Funding to support projects that demonstrate and deliver excellence in the arts, be it in performance, exhibition, artistic craft, or scholarly endeavour. Additionally, where applications concern young people, the trustees are interested in a long-lasting connection between them and the art, rather than a project offering little scope for further involvement.​ Their annual spend on grants is just over £80,000. 


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