This Week's Funding News w/c 17th December 2018

Don't MIss out - NICVA's 80th Anniversary GrantTracker Offer for Members 

NICVA is 80 this year.  What better way to celebrate than by thanking our members for their fantastic support with a full year's access to GrantTracker for just £80!

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6 of NI's Key Funders

The last funding news of 2018 focuses on 6 key NI funders who have been tirelessly supporting NI groups over the years. 

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland: Community Grant Programme

Supports underfunded, grassroots charities that enable people, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to play a fuller role in society. The programme is open to registered charities with an income of less than £1 million.   Grants are for one year only and the average grant is currently £3700.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Enkalon Foundation

Since 1985 Enkalon Foundation awards have been are open to community groups and organisations across NI. The Enkalon Foundation is a local grant-making trust which makes small grants primarily in the fields of cross-community, unemployment and generally helping disadvantaged people. Grants are up to £6000 although the average grant size is between £500 and £1,000.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Big Lottery Fund: Awards for All

A small grants programme delivered and funded by the Big Lottery Fund in NI. The main aim is to bring real improvements to communities and to the lives of people most in need by funding projects which involve people in their communities, bringing them together to enjoy a wide range of charitable, community, educational, environmental and health-related activities. Grants awarded are between £300 to £10,000.  (Larger grants are also available under the Empowering Young People and People and Communities grant programmes).

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

The Honourable The Irish Society: Northern Ireland Small Grants Fund

A fund created in 2014 by The Honourable The Irish Society, an historic charity which operates mainly in County Londonderry, to make grants of up to £2,000 for capital items to small across the whole of NI.  Priority is given to projects relating to Alcohol & substance misuse, Elderly people, Disabled people, Homelessness, Disadvantaged minority communities, Prisoners & Ex offenders, Disadvantaged young people, Visual impairment, Domestic & sexual violence.  (Also runs a grant programme just for organisations in Derry and neighbouring areas.)

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

The Fermanagh Trust Grants Programme

The Fermanagh Trust has since its inception supported over 400 voluntary and community charitable groups from throughout the County and its hinterland through its grant-making function and developmental support programmes. This support is focused on facilitating these groups in their efforts to improve and promote the well-being of those who are disadvantaged and socially excluded from throughout the community.  Grants range from £150 - £3,000 maximum.  

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

BBC Children in Need

Open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.  The scheme gives grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties or Living in poverty or situations of deprivation. (Large grants are also available.)

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website


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