This Week's Funding News wc 3rd May 2021

New GrantTracker Offer just for NICVA Members

With light at the end of the social distancing tunnel coming, we want to thank our members for supporting us and also for their incredibly hard work for their local communities over the last, extremely challenging, year.  

So, with finances tight for everyone at the moment, we are now offering a 12 month GrantTracker subscription for just £90, a saving of £55.

If you are a NICVA member, simply click here, choose the £145 / 12 month option and use the discount code BACKTOTHELIGHT by 31st May 2021


Some Updates for This Week

The Robert McAlpine Foundation Grants

The Foundation gives grants to support small charities situated throughout the UK that fall within specific categories - namely children, youth, the elderly, social and medical research. They particularly like to support projects where their funding can make a real difference.  Grants are usually between £5,000 and £10,000.

Triangle Trust: 1949 Fund

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund offers funding for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with young carers or the rehabilitation of young offenders or ex-offenders within the UK.  Their primary focus for 2021 is to help support the needs of young carers and young people caught up in the criminal justice system.  Grants of up to £60,000 over two years are available.  A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested.

The Theatres Trust: UK Theatres Small Grants Programme

Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, funds small projects that make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability or accessibility.  This new scheme will provide grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.

Moy Park Community Support Fund

 Moy Park is pledging £1 million to its Community Support Fund to support on-the-ground projects of voluntary and community groups and charities in those local communities where their sites are based across Europe.

National Lottery Awards

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects.  Winners in each category receive a £3,000 prize for their project.


Some Key Dates for This Week

National Churches Trust: Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants (Gateway Grant Programme Deadline, 13th May)

Grants are usually up to £10,000 and historic places of worship can apply for a Wolfson grant via the National Churches Trust’s Gateway and Cornerstone grant programmes (depending on the size of the project). 

Wellcome Trust: The Ideas Fund (Application Closing Date: Midday, 14th May)

Offering early stage grants of up to £25,000 and larger grants of around £90,000 in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Hull, North West Northern Ireland, and Oldham. Aims to enable the UK public to develop and try out ideas that address problems related to mental wellbeing.

Community Foundation for NI & Community Foundation for Ireland: All-Island Fund (Closing Date 5pm, 14th May)

Grants of €5,000 to €20,000 for interest groups in both the Republic of Ireland and NI to partner with, or to further partnerships with, counterparts on the other side of the border.  This initial (pilot) phase will support increased dialogue and collaboration with the ultimate aim of working effectively together on common issues and challenges on an all-island basis.

Wolfson Foundation - Arts and Humanities (Round 2: Stage 1 Application Opening Date, 14th May) 

Funding to support and encourage excellence in the cultural and academic spheres, generally through funding capital projects at museums and galleries, historic sites, educational institutions and performing arts organisations.

Grow Wild: Youth Project Funding (Application Deadline: 10am, 17th May)

This scheme offers funding of £500 for young people aged 14-25 to lead a project that celebrates UK native wildflowers and fungi in exciting and engaging ways.


You can see ALL current and paused COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's COVID-19 Fundraising Hub

You can also see all key funding dates listed on GrantTracker here