Under the Social Investment Fund the Community Premises Support Project offers the Community and Voluntary Sector within the four legacy councils areas of Fermanagh, Omagh, Strabane and Limavady an opportunity to make improvements by developing and improving the infrastructure of community buildings.
Groups from within the four legacy councils areas, Fermanagh, Omagh, Strabane and Limavady, can apply for up to £20,000 for small scale capital improvements to existing community owned facilities.
For any queries, including details of the times, dates and venues for information sessions regarding this grants scheme being held throughout the four legacy council areas please contact Stephen Cassidy (Project Officer Community Premises Support Project- Social Investment Fund) on 0300 303 1777 or email [email protected]
New or Updated Funding Initiatives
Thomas Devlin Fund
In its tenth anniversary year the Thomas Devlin Fund is offering grants from £500 up to £3000 for community groups to deliver projects that benefit young people aged up to 19 years of age by developing their skills and interest in the creative and performing arts or music.
The Magdalen Hospital Trust
The Magdalen Hospital Trust was founded in February 1973 from the proceeds of the sale of the original Magdalen Hospital. The Trust no longer offers residential support itself but makes grants to promote the welfare of young people (of both genders), under the age of 25 years, who suffer from various effects of social deprivation, abuse, mental and physical handicap, inadequate housing, lack of education or training, and the problems derived from unemployment and broken families.
Architectural Heritage Fund: Grants
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a capital project involving a building, or to help fund development costs. There are two types of grant available and they generally expect applicants to cover at least 50% of the cost. 1) Project Viability Grant (PVG) (Maximum £5,000) are to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition, and produce a Viability Report to a standard template. Successful completion of this will then be used to judge whether applicants can then apply for the AHF’s Project Development Grant funding (Maximum £25,000).forward.
Key Dates for Your Fundraising Diary
Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council: Good Relations Grants
The Council supports a Good Relations Grant Aid Programme with awards of up to £2,500 per application. The aim is to improve day to day relationships by reducing all forms of prejudice, encouraging everyone to treat others equally and encouraging a society in which our own cultures and traditions as well as other people’s cultures and traditions are understood, respected and accepted.
Closing Date 16 Sept 2016
GSK Impact Awards
The IMPACT awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.
Closing Date (5pm) 21 Sept 2016
The Honourable The Irish Society
Any individual or organisation in County Londonderry may apply to the Honourable The Irish Society for assistance providing their objectives are in line with the Society's aim of promoting the welfare of the County and in particular its two principle centres, the city of Londonderry and Coleraine. Individuals can apply for grants up to £150, whilst Groups can apply for grants up to £500.
Closing Date 23 Sept 2106