This Week's Funding News - w/c 5th September 2016

Fundraising Training Flash!!!

Free Digital Marketing & Online Fundraising Training (13th October 10am – 1pm)

Do you want to start generating new income whilst really engaging your local community and increasing your supporter base?

This free half day training session will give you the skills, confidence and ideas needed to start to maximise fundraising through digital marketing and online fundraising in the way that is most appropriate for you.

Topics covered include:

  • What is digital marketing and online fundraising?
  • What resources do you need to do it?
  • How can online fundraising benefit your organisation?
  • How do you do it successfully?
  • Practical tips and ideas to build your first online fundraising campaign.

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New or Updated Funding Initiatives

Comic Relief: Local Communities Small Grants

Comic Relief has made £4.5 million available to fund projects across the UK which are addressing the fact that many communities in the UK still suffer from economic and social deprivation (defined as poverty, lack of access to jobs, denial of social supports or peer networks, and exclusion from services). Delivered in NI by Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, grants of between £1000 and £5000 are available for projects tackling this issue.

Find out more on Grant Tracker or on the website

Alec Dickson Trust

The Alec Dickson Trust supports young people in the UK who want to use volunteering or community service to do brilliant things in their communities.  They think that young people are amazing and that they have the potential to make the world a better place through volunteering. So, they provide grants of up to £500 to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under, to help them put their ideas into action and run projects that benefit the lives of others – particularly the most marginalised and disadvantaged.

Find out more on Grant Tracker or on the website

Probation Board for NI: ECO – Parenting Services Project

PBNI invites applications from organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector to provide a bespoke service (predominantly required in the Newry/Armagh and ‘Ards/Downpatrick areas) which will deliver parenting skills work for offenders who are parents/step-parents/expectant parents (or those who live with a sibling < 18 years), and if relevant to provide support to the family.

Find out more on Grant Tracker or on the website

Key Dates for Your Fundraising Diary

PRSF: Resonate

Resonate is a 3 year pilot funding scheme which offers grants of up to £10,000 to encourage professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years, as part of a season/tour and longer term audience development programme.  Applicants can apply for up to £10,000; to cover the costs of hiring parts, rehearsing, performing and recording the proposed piece.

Application Deadline 15 Sep 2016

Find out more on Grant Tracker or on the website

National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust is the national, independent charity dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christian denominations throughout the UK. The Trust does this through the provision of grants for repairs and modernisation, support, advice and information and campaigning to highlight the cause of church buildings and the value they provide to communities. 

  • Community Grants Deadline 12 Sep 2016
  • Repair Grants Deadline 12 Sep 2016
  • Project Viability & Project Development Grants (Pilot) Deadline 12 Sep 2016

Find out more on Grant Tracker or on the website

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF)

A grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the UK.  It aims to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.  Its priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. PPCF usually give grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years.

Closing Date (Midnight) 15 Sep 2016

Find out more on Grant Tracker or on the website

For a full list of upcoming dates see Grant Tracker

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