New or Updated Funding Initiatives
G&H Roberts Community Trust
The G & H Roberts Community Trust is a small family Trust, established to respond to the needs of one local community concentrating on areas of educational and social welfare. Over the years the close association with that particular community has dwindled and the Trust has now branched out into supporting a wider geographical area. They retain a strong connection to UK based charities, but have also supported specific projects around the world.
Fermanagh Trust: The Oisin McGrath Foundation
The Oisín McGrath Foundation was formed in memory of 13 year old Oisín McGrath from Belcoo, who lost his life tragically in February 2015. Administered by the Fermanagh Trust, the Oisín McGrath Foundation provides financial support to young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/ or ability to the world of sport but may be held back by their financial situation from pursing their goals.
Heritage Lottery Fund: Kick the Dust
Kick the Dust is a £10 million programme for ambitious youth-focused projects that aim to transform how heritage organisations engage young people, i.e. 11 to 25. You can apply for a grant from £500,000 to £1 million as part of a consortium. Note that there will be only one opportunity to apply for Kick the Dust – don’t miss out!
Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary
OneFamily Foundation: Community Awards
The OneFamily Foundation helps fund community projects chosen by their customers. OneFamily customers simply nominate their favourite local community project for a Community Award of up to £5,000 or up to £25,000. Approved projects are then entered into a public online vote, which determines the winners. Projects will therefore need to campaign and raise awareness of their nomination in the Community Awards to gain the most votes!
Nominations Closing Date (12 Noon) 19 Oct 2016
St Stephens Green Trust
St Stephen’s Green Trust is a charitable foundation which respects human dignity and is committed to identifying and responding to issues of social injustice in Ireland. The Trustees are currently focussing on issues of social injustice in critical aspects of the following three areas: prisoners/exprisoners and their families; male Travellers and specific aspects of homelessness issues. They have a particular interest in supporting work in partnership with others and for which there are few opportunities for funding.
General Grants Full Proposal (Stage 2) Closing Date 21 Oct 2016
The Theatres Trust: Theatres Protection Fund - Small Grants Scheme
The UK Small Grants Scheme aims to target theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that are in need and at risk. The scheme awards capital grants of up to £5000 to support small theatre building projects which address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and which enhance physical accessibility. No match funding is required
Deadline for Round Nine Applications (12 Noon) 26 Oct 2016