New or Updated Funding Initiatives
Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland: Community Grant Programme
Supports underfunded charities which enable those who are disadvantaged or disabled to play a fuller role in their community. Open to registered charities with an income of less than £1 million. Grants are for one year only and the average grant is currently between £3,000 - £4,000. (Formerly known as Lloyds Bank Foundation for NI).
Mid Ulster District Council: Community Development Venues Grant
One of a number of grant schemes run specifically to support the voluntary and community sector in the Mid Ulster District Council area. Grants are available up to a maximum of £3000 to support community and voluntary sector organisations providing community venues/centres to facilitate a range of community development type activities.
Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund
Aims to support people in trouble, particularly young offenders and ex-offenders, and other disadvantaged young people. Preference is given to pump priming new projects, especially those which are innovatory and can serve as a model elsewhere. In over 40 years the fund has disbursed more than £4 million.
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Creative & Cultural Skills: Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme
This is a £450K Arts Lottery fund that aims to support the creation of 100 apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities for 16 – 24 year old unemployed people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. NI CEP provides wage incentives of up to £5,000 to creative and cultural businesses who recruit young people as paid interns and apprentices.
Round 7 Deadline: edit 19 Aug 2016
Big Lottery Fund: Coastal Communities Fund
CCF is a UK-wide programme and the single outcome is that “coastal communities will experience regeneration and economic growth through projects that directly or indirectly create sustainable jobs, and safeguard existing jobs”. The Big Lottery Fund is delivering the CCF on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Closing Date for Stage 1 Applications NI Proposals (12pm) edit 17 Aug 2016
Guardian Charity Awards
The Guardian Charity Awards 2016 are open to UK social welfare charities that can demonstrate excellence and achievement in what they do. Eligible charities must also have been registered in the UK for more than two years and have an annual income of between £5,000 and £1.5 million.
Closing Date (12 Midnight) edit 19 Aug 2016
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