This Week's Funding News - w/c 17th October 2016

New or Updated Funding Initiatives

School for Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI): Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise Bursaries

The School for Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI) is offering a number of £1000 Bursaries for its Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise 2017 cohort – Ireland’s leading qualification in social enterprise development which is fully accredited, managed and delivered by the Ulster University.

The one year social enterprise development programme is aimed at individuals who have an idea to start a social enterprise or those in existing community organisations and charities who are trying to diversify their income streams through business development or who have an idea to start a social enterprise.

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LGBT Fund: Pioneer Grants

Pioneer Grants can be multi-year, have no prescribed award amount and aim to support specific initiatives focusing on an individual key population at higher risk – such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers and injecting drug users – within an individual country.  Eligible countries are Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Russian Federation, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund is an initiative that offers support and funding for inspirational local causes. The scheme was set up in 2015 in direct response to Aviva’s research that showed that more than four out of five (85%) of community groups were ‘not confident’ they could raise sufficient funds to remain active in the next financial year.  The scheme aims to help both large charities and smaller ones who may otherwise find it difficult to gain financial backing or recognition. Projects could receive funding of from up to £1000 up to £25,000.

Public Vote Opens 21 Oct 2016

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Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary

Dept For Transport: Inshore and Inland Lifeboat Grant Scheme

The grant scheme is open to all charities registered in the UK which already operate an inland/inshore rescue boat or lifeboat within the UK.  Many of the 72 charities who previously received grant funding in 2015/2016 or 2015/2016 invested in capital equipment (e.g. lifeboats, flood rafts or off road vehicles), which have already been used in rescue operations. Other charities used their grant awards for maintenance of their existing equipment, or the purchasing of new equipment for crews, such as personal protective equipment, and training.

Closing Date for 2016 Applications (Midnight) 20 Oct 2016

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Nominet Trust: Social Tech Seed Fund

Social Tech Seed is an open grant-funding programme that offers entrepreneurial organisations early-stage investment to develop innovative projects using digital technology to create significant social change, from environment and sustainability to education and employment. This programme will provide funding and support to help you demonstrate the social, user and financial value of your existing digital prototype. 

Stage 1 Application Deadline (12 Noon) 25 Oct 2016

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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 for projects which 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 21 Oct 2016

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