This Week's Funding News wc 2nd December 2019

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New or Updated Funding Initiatives

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Borough Council: Large Capital Project Fund

Aims to fund high quality capital projects that could bring significant local benefit with only a relatively small percentage of funding required.  Project value must be greater than £10,000 and grants awarded are £2,501 - £75,000 at a maximum rate of 25% of eligible costs.

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Good Things Foundation: Make It Click

Funded by Google.org, this aims to support 30,000 'limited users' to improve their work based digital skills and become more confident, capable users of the internet.  Three contract sizes available,  £1,250 to support 31 learners, £2,500 to support 63 learners and £5,000 to support 125 learners.

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ESB: Aughrim Landfill Programme

Administered by Groundwork NI, grants of £5,000 to £10,000 are offered for community group projects working in conservation and promotion of biodiversity projects and protection of social environment.  Projects must be located within 10 miles of a licensed landfill site, with priority given to projects located within 10 miles of Aughrim landfill.

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The Pilgrim Trust

Aims to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.  Support projects where their funds will make the greatest impact and interested in projects where charities are having difficulty in raising funds from other sources.

Find out more here

Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary

The National Lottery Community Fund: 25th Anniversary Funding

Small grants from £100 to £1,000 for event, activity, or item costs, that will bring people together between 1 February and the end of 2020 - extended from original date to enable applicants to run Christmas 2020 events.  (Unconstituted groups can also apply.)

Closing Date (2pm) 06 Dec 2019

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Arts Council NI: Musical Instruments for Professional and non-Professional Performing Groups

Grants of up to £30,000 to increase the quality of music-making in the community by helping eligible groups purchase new instruments.  All applicants must provide partnership funding.  This must be 25% in cash from non-Arts Council sources.    

Closing Date (4pm) 09 Dec 2019

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council: VCSE Capital & Revenue Projects

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council offers financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector for revenue and capital projects.

Closing Date (12.00pm - Noon) 09 Dec 2019

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