This Week's Funding News wc 20th January 2020


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New or Updated Funding Initiatives

Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Ideas and Pioneers Fund

Supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. Grants of up to £10,000 (and up to £15,000 in exceptional circumstances) are available to individuals, partnerships or small organisations.

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Arts & Business NI: Investment Programme

Funded by the Arts Council of NI, the programme aims to increase private sector investment into the arts by supporting arts organisations in developing sustainable relationships with business.  Cash and in kind support is available.

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Department of Education: Pathway Fund

Delivered through Early Years, the Fund supports the improved development of children aged from birth to four years at risk of not reaching their full potential within the school system and aims to deliver an enhanced more sustainable early years sector.  2 grant streams (A) up to £15,000 and (B) £15,0001 to £30,000 are available.

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Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary

G&H Roberts Community Trust

Focuses on funding small community projects that support the advancement of education, community development, human rights, environmental protection, conflict resolution and reconciliation.  Distributes around £12000 per annum. Usually awards are between £250 - £2,000. 

Deadline for Submissions 31 Jan 2020

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Anchor Foundation

Supporting Christian charities concerned with social inclusion, particularly through ministries of healing and the arts. Grants range from £500 to £10,000.

Application Deadline 31 Jan 2020

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Arts Council NI: Creative Industries Seed Fund

Aims to encourage Cross-Sectoral Collaboration, drive innovation in technologies and create new content, products, services and experiences and assist entrepreneurs, businesses, or organisations for projects that contribute to the growth of the creative industries and unlock future income generation.  100% grants are available to cover costs of between £500 and £10,000 for a project.

Deadline for Applications (4pm) 27 Jan 2020

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