This Week's Funding News - 7 June 2021

Your weekly funding news and deadlines update from GrantTracker.

Funding news this week

DfC – Small Capital Grants Scheme 2020/21

A £950,000 Fund is available for partnerships of grassroots voluntary and community organisations across Northern Ireland to purchase items of equipment that will enhance the activities and services they provide to the local community. Applications must include a minimum of 2 organisations.

Belfast City Council: Community Recovery Support Grants

To support communities and look towards recovery, Belfast City Council are providing microgrants (up to £1,500) and medium grants (up to £5,000) to eligible Belfast-based groups.

Poundland Foundation: Kits-for-Kids

Grants of up to £750 are available to local children’s sports clubs or organisations working to improve children’s fitness and health across the UK. The ‘Kit for Kids’ scheme will award 250 grants to provide equipment and kit to help children get active again after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Art Fund: Reimagine grants

Funding is available to a range of UK arts organisations for projects to transform their activities and build expertise, capacity and connections within and beyond the arts sector. Museums, galleries, historic houses, arts-focussed archives, libraries and festivals will be eligible to apply for support of between £5,000 and £50,000.

Hope for Youth NI

Hope for Youth NI provide grants of up to £5000 across NI for projects providing opportunities for young people aged 11-18 to come together from different cultural, ethnic or religious communities to work together on a creative, practical or outdoors project.

Funds closing soon

PRSF: The Open Fund for Organisations - closing 14 June at 6pm

Offers grants of up to £10,000 to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups (i,e. 12 + performers).

Virgin Media O2 Together Fund - closing 14 June at midnight

Local charities have until 14 June to apply for one of 500 grants to support environmental and community belonging projects that will inspire people across the UK to get together and create positive change as the nation emerges from the pandemic.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council: Community Festivals Fund - closing 15 June at 12 noon

The Fund will support locally-based festivals across the council area through grant support of between £1,000 and £3,500.

DfC via Belfast City Council: Access and Inclusion Fund 2021-2022 - closing 16 June at 3pm

Funding available to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and increase their participation in arts and culture, including some outdoor recreational activities. 

UK Community Renewal Fund - closing date 18 June at 12noon

Organisations from all sectors across the UK can submit funding bids locally to benefit a range of projects, eg building skills, supporting businesses and enhancing communities.


GrantTracker offer for NICVA Members

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