This Week's Funding News wc 6th January 2020


As a great start to the New Year, NICVA Members still have just 3 more days (up to 9th January) to get a year's subscription to GrantTracker for just £90!  If you want GrantTracker, the “one stop shop” for 800+ funding schemes relevant to NI, just click here and use the discount code SANTA2019.

Note - All #GrantTracker subscribers can simply sign into GrantTracker to find all the schemes below in an easy to access, one-page, one stop shop, format.

New or Updated Funding Initiatives

Enkalon Foundation

Funds ex-employees with healthcare equipment as well as charities and community groups to meet and deliver their core objectives in the areas of education, health, citizenship or community development, arts, culture, heritage or science, sport, animal welfare and disadvantage. Whilst applications of up to £6000 are accepted, the average grant is £1000.

Find out more on the website

Phillip Bates Trust

Aims to advance the education of young people under 25 in the arts. Provides awards to encourage and support their pursuit of creative and artistic achievement and financial support to projects or workshops, which aim to develop creative and artistic interests and skills in young people.

Find out more on the website

Charity Digital (formerly tt-exchange Programme)

The Charity Digital programme  (formerly tt-exchange Programme) enables eligible charities to gain access to donated technology products. You can choose from over 140 products from Donor Partners such as Microsoft, Symantec, Cisco and Adobe.

Find out more on the website

Allen Lane Foundation

Funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations across the UK. Interested in funding charitable causes which they believe to be unpopular both in society, and with other funders.  Will support running and core costs, with the average grant £5000 to £6000. 

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Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary

Community Foundation for NI: Civic Innovation Programme

Supports projects that can deliver greater public influence over key societal issues as well as demonstrating how a more participative and deliberative model of democracy can build a better NI for everyone.

Expression of Interest Closing Date (1pm)  17 Jan 2020

Find out more on the website

National Geographic Society Grants

Offers Explorers a variety of funding opportunities in the fields of conservation, education, research, storytelling and technology.  Currently offers three types of grant applications—Early Career, Exploration, and Requests for Proposals.

Application Deadline 15 Jan 2019

Find out more on the website


For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker

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