This Week's Funding News w/c 25th January 2021

Some Updates for This Week

Victoria Homes Trust

A NI-based funder which funds only registered charities in NI.​ Aims to assist the physical, mental and spiritual development of young people under 21 years of age. The Trust's policy is to provide small grants in support of local projects which benefit children and young people.

The Honourable The Irish Society

Any individual or organisation in County Londonderry may apply to the Honourable Irish Society for assistance providing their objectives are in line with the Society's aim of promoting the welfare of the County and in particular its two principle centres, the city of Londonderry and Coleraine.  A second Fund created in 2014 in association with The Clothworkers’ Company also provides grants on a NI basis.

Dunhill Medical Trust

The Dunhill Medical Trust is a UK-based charitable trust which invests in innovation in the care of older people and research into the causes and treatments of disease, disability and frailty relating to ageing.

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 NI, UGV gives grants totalling in the region of £1.5m each year.


Some Key Dates for This Week

(LOANS) Social Investment Business: Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (funded by Big Society Capital)  (New extended deadline, 11.59pm, 31st March)

A fund for social enterprises and charities experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. Established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises.  The £25m is part of a wider package of support announced by Big Society Capital.

Music for All (Next Deadline 1st February)

Music for All provides grants for both individuals and groups to enable more people to access musical instruments and lessons and music programmes for the community.

Comic Relief: Tech for Good 'Build' (Closing Date 12 Noon, 12th February)

Comic Relief with Paul Hamlyn Foundation is running the final round of their joint UK Tech for Good funding programme.  The Tech for Good 2021 ‘Build’ programme will enable organisations or partnerships to define, test and develop digital solutions over nine months that meet a social need or challenge.  Funding is available for up to £70,000 over a period of nine months (June 2021 - Feb 2022). 

Voice4Change England: The Windrush Community Fund (Phase 1 Application Deadline, 11.59pm, 12th February)

The Windrush Community Fund is up to £500,000 of financial support available to charity, community or grassroots organisations across the UK to fund projects which raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme (documentation), the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both.  This support is available to fund activities across the UK. Awards will range from a minimum of £2,500 to a maximum of £25,000.  Voice4Change England will oversee the Windrush Community Fund application process. 


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