This Week's Funding News wc 8 June 2020

New funding schemes this week:

Arts Council NI: Organisations Emergency Programme

Small and medium sized organisations will be able to apply for maximum funding of £25,000 to help them continue creative work, assist with operational costs, where these have been affected as a result of the COVID-19, and to help plan for recovery.

Closing date: Friday, 12 June at 4pm.  Visit the website here


Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants)

This first stage response fund aims to provide quick and straightforward grants with very basic eligibility criteria of up to £10,000 to specialist women’s organisations across the UK. Organisations can apply for what they identify as a short-term funding need that has arisen as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Rolling deadline Visit the website here


Co-Op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that their members care about. They want to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually.

Application deadline: Sunday, 28 June at midnight.  Visit the website here


The Forces Communities Together Programme

The Forces Communities Together programme will award small grants of up to £10,000 towards creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Application deadline: Tuesday, 30 June 2020 Visit the website here


Upcoming deadlines:

ESB: Northern Ireland COVID-19 Emergency Fund - Extended closing date: 10 June at 5pm

Resourcing Racial Justice Fund - Closing date: 15 June 2020

Help the Homeless - Closing date: 15 June 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund: Emergency Heritage Fund - Closing date: 30 June 2020



You can see all the schemes listed in a one-stop format, (and over 800 more relevant to NI charities), on GrantTracker, our funding database.  And we're still offering a month's free access to GrantTracker to any organisation in the sector who needs it in these challenging times.  Join the 256 organisations who have already benefitted....

For the latest on Government, local Council and trust and foundation funding, keep checking GrantTracker and our constantly updated articles on NICVA's COVID-19 Fundraising Hub

Also, see my latest article on “How to get the most out of GrantTracker during COVID-19 and beyond”