New or Updated Funding Initiatives
Community Relations Council Core Funding
Contributes towards the salary and running costs of organisations which are of strategic importance in promoting community relations or cultural diversity work in NI. Annual budget of approx. £1.2m. Supports around 30 organisations each year and is normally heavily oversubscribed. Awards usually £20,000 to £70,000 pa.
Music for All
Music for All provides grants for both individuals and groups to enable more people to access musical instruments and lessons and music programmes for the community. (Typical Community Grant is in the region of £2500.)
Ulster Garden Villages: The Common Fund
Primarily allocates funds to projects within NI that improve the quality of life in the local community. As one of the largest grant-making trusts in NI, UGV gives grants totalling approx. £1.5m each year. Priority areas of work are Health, Disadvantaged sections of our society, Young people, Culture & Heritage and Environment.
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The Tampon Tax Community Fund
Aims to support women who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. 5K to 10K grants for a wide variety of projects, that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.
Closing Date (1pm) 31 Oct 2018
The Edgar E Lawley Foundation
Grants for general charitable purposes with particular reference to medicine, to elderly persons, and to educational purposes with reference to the arts, commerce and industry. Typical grant size is £1500. (Usually around 800 applications with just 125 funded.)
2018 Application Closing Date 31 Oct 2018
Average grants of £500 - £1000 to promote the arts generally and in particular fine arts and music - key criterion is excellence. Projects involving young people should offer a long-lasting connection between them and the art-form and a significant level of participation and achievement at a high standard. Annual grant spend under £80,000.
Closing Date 31 Oct 2018