New or Updated Funding Initiatives
ESB: Wind Farm Community Fund
Administered by Groundwork NI, this fund provides grants of around £3000 to £6000 for community projects which clearly address current and emerging local issues, needs and opportunities, while also seeking to develop and build upon existing initiatives.
The Lightbody Foundation Grant
In partnership with CFNI, the Foundation will make £10,000 grants to 5 or 6 NI charities, twice a year. Priorities are mental health, children and adults with special needs, dementia, enabling disadvantaged children to access creative activities such as music, sport and cancer and disease research.
Arts Council NI: Small Grants Programme
Aims to assist organisations to deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of NI’s society and culture. Awards range from £500 and £10,000 for a project, although currently the maximum grant is unlikely to exceed £5,000.
ChurchCare: Fabric Repairs
ChurchCare gives grants of up to £10,000 for essential fabric repairs in Anglican parish churches in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary
Building the Community Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Level 1 Funding
Supports local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address local health and social wellbeing needs. Level 1 funding provides grants of up to £2,500 for projects up to 6 months.
Closing Date (Level 1) 03 Oct 2019
Department for Communities (Via Co-Operation Ireland): Small Capital Grant
Administered by Co-operation Ireland, this fund provides grants of £1,500 – £5,000 to promote partnership and collaboration between NI voluntary or community sector organisations.
Closing Date (5pm) 09 Oct 2019
Friends Provident Foundation: Building Resilient Economies
The aim of this funding programme is to contribute to a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system by funding projects working on exploring the role of money and financial systems as a force for social good.
Outline Application Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 07 Oct 2019