This Week's Funding News w/c 7th January 2019

Ending Soon - NICVA's 80th Anniversary GrantTracker Offer for Members 

NICVA is 80 this year.  What better way to celebrate than by thanking our members for their fantastic support with a full year's access to GrantTracker for just £80!

To take advantage, simply go to choose the £145/Year option and use the discount code ANNIVERSARY80 by 14th January 2019


Another 6 Key Funders in NI

Following on from the last funding news of 2018, the first funding news of 2019 focuses on another 6 key NI funders who have been tirelessly supporting NI groups over the years.


Ulster Garden Villages: The Common Fund

Ulster Garden Villages Limited primarily allocates funds to projects within NI that will improve the quality of life in the local community.  As one of the largest grant-making trusts in NI, UGV gives grants totalling in the region of £1.5m each year.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Victoria Homes Trust

A small independent grant-making trust based in NI which funds only registered charities in NI.​ Aims to provide small grants in support of local projects which assist the physical, mental and spiritual development of young people under 21 years of age. 

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Heritage Lottery Fund: Sharing Heritage

One of a series of funding programmes, from recording personal memories to conserving wildlife, a Sharing Heritage grant can help you discover and share your local heritage. You can apply for a grant from £3,000 to £10,000. This is the Heritage Lottery Fund’s smallest grant programme, and is suitable for groups who have never applied to them before, as well as more experienced organisations. (Various other, larger grants schemes are also available.)

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

A Quaker trust which seeks to transform the world by supporting people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. “Northern Ireland” is one of its 5 grants programmes. It aims to fund work which contributes to the ongoing transformation of the NI conflict which addresses the root causes of violence and injustice, rather than alleviating symptoms, cannot be funded from other sources and is likely to make a long-term, strategic difference. 

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Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks Charities Fund

Aims to raise around £100,000 annually and since it began 20 years ago in excess of £20million (including annual support from the company) has been distributed to local charities.  Donations to the fund are received directly via salaries or pensions.  Likes to support tangible benefits like special equipment, IT apparatus, promotional goods etc. that will improve and enhance lives in NI. Funding ranges from £200 to £750.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

UnLtd Do It Awards

Provides awards of up to £5,000 to individuals with an idea that will create social impact and would like some help to get started.  UnLtd operates a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources; from funding, to on-going advice, networking and practical support. (Other funding is also available.)

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