This Week's Funding News w/c 3rd October 2016

New or Updated Funding Initiatives

Nominet Trust: Social Tech Seed Fund

Social Tech Seed is an open grant-funding programme that offers entrepreneurial organisations early-stage investment to develop innovative projects using digital technology to create significant social change, from environment and sustainability to education and employment. Grant funding, typically between £15,000 and £50,000 for a project of 9-12 months’ duration is available to help you demonstrate the social, user and financial value of an existing digital prototype. 

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NI Community Relations Council - Media Grant Scheme

The Media Grant Scheme of the Community Relations Council 2016 is available to support a range of media projects including digital content projects, infographics, television, radio, video and podcasts which focus on the engagement of civil society to underpin the peace process and/or support the development of a more diverse society and support the TBUC (‘Together: Building a United Community’) strategy.  £35,000 is available in total for 2016.

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Building the Community Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP)

The programme aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address local health and social wellbeing needs using a community development approach.

Level 1 funding of up to £2000 is for those interested in developing ideas and a community pharmacy partnership, whilst Level 2 funding of up to £10,000 is for those seeking to develop a community-pharmacy partnership that will address a range of locally identified health and well-being needs.

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Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary

The Prince's Countryside Fund

The Prince's Countryside Fund provides grants of up to £50,000 for innovative projects operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that provide a lasting legacy to individuals and communities in rural areas and clearly contribute towards one or more of The Prince’s Countryside Fund's objectives. The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. 

Closing Date 13 Oct 2016

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VSB Foundation: Good Governance Awards for Northern Ireland

In partnership with CO3, Volunteer Now and the Developing Governance Group, the VSB Foundation's Good Governance Awards aim to shine a light on the amazing work that Trustees and Boards do. The Good Governance Awards are your opportunity to raise the profile of your Board and be awarded £1000 to further invest into your governance development. 

Closing Date for Nominations (4pm) 12 Oct 2016

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Volunteer Now: Men’s 50+ Grants

This funding scheme provides a small number of grants of up to £700 each to support the expansion of existing groups engaging men aged 50+ as well as establishing new men’s 50+ groups in Belfast.  A key outcome for applications is that the activities involved focus on recruitment and retention of new members.

Closing date (12 Noon) 14 Oct 2016

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