New or Updated Funding Initiatives
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin) Community and Charitable Fund
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, offers grants of up to €10,000 to charities and community groups working to respond to various needs within the community. (NB Opens today, 16th Sep 2019)
Ulster Garden Villages: The Common Fund
Ulster Garden Villages Limited primarily allocates funds to projects within NI that in general will improve the quality of life in the local community. As one of the largest grant-making trusts in Northern Ireland UGV gives grants totalling in the region of £1.5m each year.
The Honourable The Irish Society
As well as offering Individuals from County Londonderry grants of up to £250 and grants of up to £1000 for Community Groups, Clubs and Associations in County Derry, they offer a limited number of grants between £1,000 and £2,000 to smaller charitable organisations elsewhere in NI with an operating income below £250,000 p/a.
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Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA): Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme
Funded by DAERA, Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation.
Closing Date (4pm) 27 Sep 2019
The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust: Hospice Fund
Grants for hospice work. Bids may be for either core funding or as a contribution towards a capital project. Maximum grant for core funding is £5,000 and for capital projects the maximum is £10,000.
Applications closing date 30 Sep 2019
Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
Grants to UK registered charities towards projects carried out in the UK. In 2019, their focus is on Children and Young People. Grant Round 4: 1st - 30th September (£5,000 grant) focuses on Young People aged 11-25 and organisations must have a minimum operating income of £1,000,000 (no maximum income level.)
Grant Round 4: 1st - 30th September 30 Sep 2019
The Magdalen Hospital Trust
Grants normally between £500 - £2000 to promote the welfare of young people under 25, who suffer from social deprivation, abuse, mental and physical handicap, inadequate housing, lack of education or training, and the problems derived from unemployment and broken families.
Application opening date 01 Oct 2019