Arts Council NI – Annual Funding Programme
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: maximum is £115,000Application Deadline: 12 th December 2013The aim of the Council’s Annual Funding Programme is to support Northern Ireland’s arts infrastructure through grants to organisations in all art forms and practices as detailed in its art form policy documents. Organisations receiving support must demonstrate that they require a year-round resource to deliver the programme.
Eligibility:- Organisations which can demonstrate that they require a year-round resource to deliver the programme and/or which offer significant arts programming.- All organisations must have received a one-year Annual Funding Programme award in the 2013/14 financial year OR have received at least £10,000 in one of the last three financial years from the Arts Council.- Applications from organisations not previously funded under the Annual Funding Programme will be assessed on the level of previous awards through other programmes and development proposals.- Organisations may apply for one-year funding. The maximum annual grant available is £115,000.
Please apply online at www.artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/annual-funding-programme
The deadline for completed application is 4.00pm on Thursday 12 December 2013.£1million Arts Programme Launched to Tackle Social Exclusion of Older People
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £10,000 - £30,000 Application Deadline: 12 th December 2013The Arts and Older People Programme 2013 - 2016 aims to strengthen the voice of older people & promote positive mental health & emotional well-being via the arts.
The programme is aimed at:• constituted community and voluntary groups who are working at a local level to support older people and can demonstrate strong partnership working with relevant age sector organisations and• Local Authority initiatives.• non-governmental organisations,• Local Authorities and arts organisations who can clearly demonstrate partnership working with older people.
Applications will identify ways in which they meet the strategic themes of the programme and link with older people initiatives at a local and regional level e.g. Age –Friendly Communities etc. Projects will range in scale from £10,000 - £30,000 and can include training and development opportunities for artists and project staff, as well as creative activities for older people.
For more details, guidance notes and an application form please visit: www.artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/arts-and-older-people-programme-2013-2016Or contact the Arts Council on 028 9038 5200.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 12 December 2013 at 2pm
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: not specifiedApplication Deadline: 13th December 2013
The Community Relations & Cultural Diversity Grants Scheme – CR/CD Grant Scheme opened in April 2013.
The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, has established a fund of approximately £400,000 to spend each year on community relations projects. This funding is intended to help community/voluntary groups throughout Northern Ireland develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake.
This grant scheme seeks to achieve the aims listed below by providing advice and financial support for projects. Questions 16 and 17 of this application form will ask you to identify which of these aims best matches the objectives of your project.
For more information, visit http://www.community-relations.org.uk/funding/small-grants-criteria/. Deadline for applications – Friday 13th December 2013 at 4pm. Grant Aid must be spent by – Monday 31st March 2014.
Social Justice Approach to Community Development Small Grants Programme
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: not specifiedApplication Deadline: 16th December 2013
Is there a social issue in your local community, or community of interest? Does your group want support to tackle this? Are you struggling to have your collective voice heard? Are you perhaps concerned about the potential impact of the welfare reforms in your community? Would mentoring support and a small grant help to move your issue forward?
The Social Justice Approach to Community Development Programme, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, aims to support groups to address local issues through collective social rights – such as the right of communities to be heard and to challenge poverty and social exclusion.
Successful applicants will have the services of an experienced community support worker for 3-4 days at mutually agreed times. They will facilitate engagement with committee members and residents in an agreed piece of work. As part of this process you will explore relationships within your local community or community of interest and more widely, including relationships with statutory agencies and elected representatives.
The Small Grants Programme is now open for applications until 16th December 2013. The number of awards is limited and early application is advised.
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Launch of Timebank Small Grants Programme
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £3,000Application Deadline: 20th December 2013
Volunteer Now has launched the 2014/15 Small Grants Programme, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, to support organisations and communities across Northern Ireland to develop Timebanks in their local area. Volunteer Now is offering grants of up to £3,000 to explore ways of supporting people and groups to share their skills and be rewarded in time.
Timebanks are a way for people to come together to help others and help themselves at the same time by sharing their skills in the community. Participants ‘deposit’ their time by giving practical help and support to others and are able to make a ‘withdrawl’ when they need help or support themselves.
Information sessions will be held across Northern Ireland to support individuals and groups that are interested in applying for a grant to support the development of a Timebank. To register your place email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for completed applications is 20th December 2013.
Belfast City Council’s Good Relations Small Grants and Summer Intervention FundOpen for ApplicationsGrant Value: not specifiedApplication Deadline: 8 January 2014 (12 noon)Belfast City Council’s Good Relations Small Grants and Summer Intervention Fund are now administered by the new Belfast City Council’s Central Grants Unit. This means that all applications to these two funds from now on will be done centrally within the Council, along with a number of other funding streams.
Belfast City Council has now opened the following small grants for applications for activity taking place between the 1st April and the 30th September 2014:
1. Community Festivals Fund2. Arts and Heritage Project Grant3. Policing and Community Safety Small Grant4. Zero Waste Community Grant5. Good Relations Grant6. Summer Intervention Fund7. Parks Events Grant8. Support for Sport: Sports Event Grant9. Support for Sport: Large Development Grant10. Support for Sport: Small Development Grant11. Support for Sport: Hospitality Grant12. Support for Sport: Sporting Individual Grant
If you have any queries about these grants, please call the Central Grants Unit directly on 02890 91 8748 or email email@example.com
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Big Lottery Reaching Out: Supporting Families
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £500,000 - £700,000Application Deadline: Open until January 2015
The Big Lottery Fund are investing £25 million in projects lasting five years to help families in Northern Ireland to improve their children’s lives.
The Reaching Out: Supporting Families programme will tackle some of the issues affecting families across Northern Ireland including addiction, poverty, mental ill-health and separation. BIG’s mission is to support people and communities most in need so they expect the projects they fund to help families facing challenges such as separation, absence of a key family member, poverty, substance abuse, disability, social isolation, homelessness, physical and/or emotional abuse.
Supporting Families will award grants of between £500,000 and £700,000 to projects that will help families to improve their children’s lives by building strong and nurturing relationships. The programme will support children under the age of 12 and their families facing a range of challenges.
Support for children during their childhood is more likely to be effective if parents and the wider family are involved. By families they mean children and their parents or carers, as well as wider family members, such as grandparents and siblings.
The aim of this programme is to support families in Northern Ireland to improve their children’s lives by building strong and nurturing relationships. They are looking for the projects that we fund to have a measurable impact on families with children under the age of 12. Specifically BIG want all funded projects to make the following changes called programme outcomes:
Successful applicants will demonstrate that their project will meet these three programme outcomes.BIG want the projects they fund to connect with and add value to existing work helping children and their families. Evidence shows that integrated approaches like this are likely to be more successful. Therefore, they will only accept applications from organisations working in partnership. By working in partnership they mean working with other organisations to plan and carry out your project. You might work with organisations from another sector or organisations that have specialist knowledge.
There is a two stage application process. Stage one application forms can be submitted any time between now and January 2015. Further information on the funding programme and application process can be found on the website.
UnLtd and Omagh Enterprise Funding
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: up to £5,000Application Deadline: rolling application process
Do you have an idea to address a social issue? If so, UnLtd and Omagh Enterprise want to hear from you. Read on to hear more about our competition to find passionate people interested in creating social change.
UnLtd and Omagh Enterprise Fund are seeking applications from people who are 16+, live in the Omagh District Council area and have an idea for a venture that could deliver a positive social impact. The UnLtd Do It Awards aim to support people who are passionate about meeting social need but require help to make their dreams a reality. We will provide funding up to £5,000 along with one to one support from an Award Manager.
If you have an idea we want to hear from you. For more details on the UnLtd Omagh Competition and to register your name, contact Mary MacRory at Omagh Enterprise (028 8224 9494/ firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Nuala Smyth at UnLtd (075 4593 email@example.com). To find out more visit our website www.unltd.org.uk/DOIT and complete an Expression of Interest.
Women's Brighter Futures Fund for Northern Ireland
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: up to £500Application Deadline: not specified
The Women’s Fund for Northern Ireland Brighter: Futures Giving Circle was set up in 2012 by the steering committee of the Women’s Fund NI in order to fill a gap in funding opportunities for individual women who require a small amount of financial aid to support them towards fulfilling their potential. The Brighter Futures Giving Circle and Brighter Futures Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.
In 2013/2014 the Circle will offer small grants (normally up to a maximum of £500) for individual women aged 18 or over, living in Northern Ireland who are striving to get into, or back into, employment.
Applicants must be affiliated to a constituted community / women’s group and have the support of that organization. While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications that address the following:
As this is their first/pilot round, they ask applicants to make a short call to discuss their idea and circumstances before they send out the application forms. Bryony Livesey, Fund Development Assistant, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, Citylink Business Park, Albert Street, Belfast, BT12 4HQ
For more information contact Bryony Livesey at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.communityfoundationni.org.
Santander's Community Plus Grants
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £5,000Application Deadline: none specified
Santander's Community Plus scheme offers grants of up to £5,000 to UK registered and deemed charities. The only criteria are that it must be local and help disadvantaged people. To nominate your charity just visit your local branch of Santander and complete a short nomination form which you can post in the box provided in store. Grants can be for capital items such as equipment or revenue items such as salaries.
There are no deadlines so if you do not hear within two months you have not been successful but you are welcome to try again at any time. it should be noted that this is not a popularity contest so no need to submit more than one nomination at a time.
Full details can be found on the Santander Foundation website at www.santanderfoundation.org.uk.
Community Interventions with Women Offenders – Pilgrim Trust & VSB Small grants programme NI 2012
Open for ApplicationsApplication Deadline: None specifiedGrant Value: £2,000 - £3,000
To encourage local community interventions to address some of the underlying causes that contribute to women’s offending and/or offer practical support to those women caught in the criminal justice system to prevent re-offending.
Area of Interest:
Priority will be given to applications from:
Consideration will be given to projects that are making connections or engaging with key organisations, both statutory and/or voluntary, working within the criminal justice system, health service or housing sector.
The award can be part of the project’s overall costs. However an award will not be made until all the funding is in place. The application should indicate the spec of the project for which you are seeking funding. The award can be used to cover training programmes, mentoring support, volunteer expenses, residential programmes, use of the creative arts, tutor and course fees and a contribution to administration costs. The award cannot be used for equipment or capital expenditure.
How to apply:Submit a 2 to 4 page application that outlines and evidences the rationale for the project or intervention. This should include a proposed project budget, the status of the group/organisation and recent set of accounts. No other material should be included at this stage.
Closing date:There is no set closing date but early application is advisable as the funding is limited.
Applications should be submitted to:Bill OsborneVSB34 Shaftesbury SquareBelfastBT2 7DBTel: 028 9020 0852Email: email@example.com
Alcohol Research UK Small Grants
Open for ApplicationsApplication Deadline: None specifiedGrant Value: £5,000
Alcohol Research UK, which replaced the Alcohol Education and Research Council, funds work that improves the understanding of what causes excessive drinking, how it can be prevented and the best ways of tackling the problems it causes. It has reopened its Small Grants Scheme and is seeking applicants for 2012/13.
Small grants could fund small research projects, pilot research studies or demonstration projects with a strong evaluation component, up to £5,000 in total. The following criteria are used to judge all applications for small grants:
Preference will be given to projects that will have a demonstrable impact. Alcohol Research UK is unable to contribute to the running and general costs of organisations, make donations or fund ongoing service provision.
Applications may be made for a contribution towards running a suitable conference of up to £3,000 subject to the following criteria:
Applications for conference attendance to present a paper will only be accepted from Alcohol Research UK funded individuals. For more information about Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants Programme please visit: http://alcoholresearchuk.org/grants/small-grants/
There is no closing date currently
Global Fund for Women – Women’s Fund
Open for ApplicationsApplication Deadline: OngoingGrant Value: Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000 per year for operating and re-granting expenses. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $25,000 per year.
The Global Fund for Women is a publicly supported grant making foundation that advances human rights by investing in women-led organisations worldwide.Funding is available to organisations outside the United States that advance the human rights of women and girls. Three types of grant are available:
Access the website and application form here – http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/apply-for-a-grant/womens-fund-criteria
Nationwide Foundation Small Grants Programme
Application Deadline: Ongoing / Rolling ProgrammeGrant Value: £500 - £5,000
The Nationwide Foundation has a Small Grants Programme which makes grants to registered UK charities (including those in Northern Ireland) which offer financial and/or housing related support to:
The Nationwide Foundation is funded by the Nationwide Building Society and via its small grants programme provides grants of between £500 - £5,000 to registered charities UK wide and has now increased the income threshold for charities who can apply to £750,000. Grants are available for two kinds of work, and for two sections of the population. The two areas of work are:
Further information and how to apply please visit www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk/grants.asp. If you have a specific question about your eligibility you can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telecommunity Funding Programme at CFNI
Application Deadline: Either before January, May or September - ongoingGrant Value: up to £3,000
The Telecommunity Programme is an ‘own name’ fund set up with capital from BT, management and unions and matched by Community Foundation funds. The programme targets work with young people (teenagers) and people with disabilities in community based organisations in areas of disadvantage. Projects need to be tackling issues relevant to people with special needs living in areas of disadvantage within Northern Ireland. The fund is keen to support initiatives that help to develop:
There is no formal application form for Telecommunity, hence groups are asked to write to Telecommunity and include the following information:
Please allow plenty of time for your application to be processed. The Committee meets in January, May and September each year. Applications should be received at least a month before the Committee meeting.
For more information check the website www.communityfoundationni.org
Society for the Assistance of Ladies in Reduced Circumstances (SALRC) – Grants for Individuals
Open for ApplicationsApplication Deadline: OngoingGrant value: Not stated although assistance is available for the following:
The Society was founded in 1886 by the late Miss Edith Smallwood. It assists women domiciled and habitually resident in the United Kingdom who are living alone in their own home (either owned or rented) and in genuine need, irrespective of age or social status.
Tudor Trust Grants
Open for ApplicationsApplication Deadline: Ongoing Grant value: No minimum or maximum
Financial assistance is available to support voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. The Tudor Trust which exists to enhance people's quality of life and is keen to support organisations and groups which help people to fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live.
Access the website and application form here – http://www.tudortrust.org.uk/
Community Relations Capital Expenditure Programme
Open for ApplicationsApplication Deadline: None specifiedGrant Value: £100,000
Financial assistance is available to voluntary groups to support the cost of community based facilities including all fixtures, fittings and equipment, which are accessible and used by all sides of the community in a bid to develop better community relations in Northern Ireland. Grants will be provided on the basis of need and its purposes with regard to promoting better relations between communities. Projects should reflect the size of the community which they intend to serve.
Access the website and application form here – http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/index/equality/community-relations/community_relations-funding.htm
John Moores Foundation – Northern Ireland Grant
Open for ApplicationsApplication Deadline: OngoingGrant Value: £5,500
Grant for third sector organisations (TSOs) in Northern Ireland undertaking a variety of general charitable activities and aims to improve social conditions for marginalised groups, Tackle discrimination, Support small volunteer-led organisations, Encourage relationships between organisations and different social groups.
For further information please contact:
Enquiries John Moores Foundation PO Box 4 Carnlough BT44 0WZ Tel: 028 28 886161 Email: email@example.com