New or Updated Funding Initiatives
NEW!!! The National Lottery Community Fund: Great Ideas
The Great Ideas programme is designed to support support great ideas that don’t necessarily involve people at every stage but if implemented would contribute to putting people in the lead.organisations to work with local people to bring about positive changes in their communities. Funding from £10,000 to £500,000 is available.
The Magdalen Hospital Trust
Makes grants to promote the welfare of young people under 25, who suffer from various effects of social deprivation, abuse, mental and physical handicap, inadequate housing, lack of education or training, and the problems derived from unemployment and broken families. Grants are normally within the range £500-£2,000 and are usually one-off and project-based.
The Henry Smith Charity - Christian Projects Grants
Provides grants for projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK. They value projects that set out to nurture and grow people’s journey in Christian faith and grow churches, and only support work that comes from a Church of England context, or, that is fully ecumenical. Grants are usually 10,000+ per year. Grants can be for up to 3 years but most are for 1-2 years.
The Honourable The Irish Society
Individuals from County Londonderry can apply for grants up to £250 and Community Groups, Clubs, Associations in County Londonderry can apply for grants up to £1,000. A new Fund created in 2014 in association with The Clothworkers’ Company also offers a limited number of grants between £1,000 and £2,000 to smaller charitable organisations elsewhere in NI.
Cash 4 Clubs
Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.
Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary
Northern Ireland Screen: Creative Animation Scheme
The Creative Animation scheme is designed to develop Northern Ireland resident junior creators/animators through the production of animated short films providing an opportunity to develop their own ideas with support from established animation companies.
Application Deadline: Friday 16 Aug 2019
Comic Relief: Ahead of the Game - Sport and Mental Health
Grants to support new or existing work that combines sports based approaches with quality mental health support to reduce distress and/or improve mental wellbeing and to contribute to the growing body of evidence by learning from projects about what approaches are effective for whom, in what contexts.
Second stage application deadline: 1200 GMT, Friday 09 Aug 2019