THIS WEEK'S NEW or UPDATED FUNDS & CHANGES TO DEADLINES
Community Foundation NI: IFA Inclusive Clubs Programme – Disability New Needs (Closing Date (9am), 2nd November)
This new IFA Inclusive Clubs Programme (Disability New Needs), managed by the Community Foundation for NI, provides grants of up to £500 for football clubs who are developing a disability section, and who wish to encourage participation from everyone in society and to meet new needs arising from COVID-19.
Arts Council NI: Small Capital Programme (Closing 4pm, 15th October)
Funding to enable organisations to purchase equipment and/or carry out minor works to their premises to enhance artistic services. Particular priority will be given to equipment and minor works which address Covid-19 requirements in working remotely, improve accessibility or direct delivery of arts provision, enhance or broaden audience/participants’ experience or raise the quality of the artistic work produced.
Nesta: Rapid Recovery Challenge (Closing 12 Noon, 26th October)
Using £2.8 million, Nesta’s Rapid Recovery Challenge will find and scale tools and services that improve access to jobs and money for people within the UK, focusing on those hardest hit by the economic shock resulting from COVID-19.
UnLtd: Thrive (Closing Date 30th October)
Thrive is UnLtd's new social accelerator helping ambitious social ventures to scale. They will support over 25 social ventures a year through Thrive with investment of up to £50,000 in two distinct areas: Improving access to employment for those distant from the labour market and Developing products and services for an ageing society.
Power NI: Brighter Communities Fund (Next Deadline 12 Noon, 2nd November)
Power NI has donated £30,000 to community groups since April 2018. The fund exists to make groups shine a little brighter – whether that is with equipment, a revamp of their space or resources for their service users. There is £10K to give away to 10 groups. Applications are welcomed from small or large communities, sporting, charity and all age groups who can propose a tangible project, activity or item which can be realised or executed once the funds have been received and within an 8-week timescale.
The B&Q Foundation is a charity founded by B&Q so that they can reach out to local communities and help everyone experience the benefits of home improvement. Whether it’s a community hall or care centre, hostel or hospice, they believe that that anyone can improve their home or environment to make life better. Typically grants awarded will be one-off grants, up to the value of £5,000; however, the B&Q Foundation will consider awarding higher value grants. Please note that grants will be paid out from August 2020 onwards.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (Next Deadline for Applications, 28th May 2021)
The Pink Ribbon Foundation 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.
Telecommunity Fund (Submission Date for November 2020 Panel Meeting (12 Noon, 27th October)
Managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, the Telecommunity Fund was established with capital from BT, management and unions. It exists to support small, locally based grass roots community projects across NI. It prioritises work with young people, older people and people with disabilities. Priority is also give to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000 and to projects that will benefit groups dealing with disadvantage (e.g. rural isolation, low income, social exclusion, reduced access to services), and projects that involve the beneficiaries in their development and delivery. Grants range from £500 to £2000.