Live UNLTD Grant Scheme
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: not specifiedApplication Deadline: 24th May @ 5pm
The Western Trust in partnership with Live Unltd invite young social entrepreneurs. 11-21 years to design a project that addresses a health issue in their community. Live UnLtd provide cash awards to young people who want to change their world for the better. This competition is unique as the young person identifies a health issue, comes up with a solution and UnLtd awards them directly and offers development support to put their idea into action
The project can address any of the following issues:
If you work with or know a young person who can identify a health challenge and turn it into a project then we can help make it happen. All they have to do is tell us more about themselves and their project by completing an application form via the Western Trust website.The closing date for applications is Friday 24th May 2013 at 5pm.
For more information and to see examples of other successful projects, have a look at the website: www.liveuntld.org.uk. For more information please contact Sonia Montgomery, Health Improvement Department on 02871865127 or email email@example.com.
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £200 - £3,000 Application Deadline: 28th May 2013 @ 1pm
The Turkington Fund was established in recognition and celebration of the contribution of older people to our society. It offers funding (normally in the range of £200 - £3,000) for locally based community projects that are planned and run by and for older people.
While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications that address the following:
Small Grant Application deadlines for 2013:
The Turkington Fund is part of the Community Foundation's Responsive Grant Making application process. Please apply online at www.communityfoundationni.org/grants. For more information, please contact Sharon Barry or Elizabeth Boyd by email or by telephone on 02890 245 927.
To donate to the Turkington Fund via Text, please text TURK05 and the amount to 70070. Eg. TURK05 £5
Rural Transport Fund Voucher Scheme
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: up to £100 voucherApplication Deadline: 31st May 2013
The Department for Regional Development wishes to announce the next round of the Rural Transport Fund Voucher Scheme in your area. This scheme is aimed at constituted rural community groups and organisations wishing to transport 17 or more passengers. The scheme provides a £100 voucher towards the cost of a specified trip for successful applicants.
Supported by the Rural Transport Fund, the Voucher Scheme works in partnership with private transport operators.
Application packs are now available for those non-profit making community groups who are planning on travelling during July, August and September 2013 and the closing date to return the completed applications is 31st May 2013.
There is a limit to the number of vouchers available in each area. To assist those community organisations that help or support the most vulnerable in society there is a selection process.
To receive an application pack please contact 028 905 40620 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org / Geraldine.email@example.com.
Sheila McKechnie Foundation Campaigner Awards 2013
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: not specifiedApplication Deadline: 10th June 2013 @ 1pm
The SMK Campaigner Awards recognise the outstanding contribution that a new generation of campaigners are making towards achieving social, environmental and economic justice in the UK and abroad. Winners of an SMK Campaigner Award will receive a tailored package of support to help them campaign more effectively. They will also attend a special ceremony hosted by Channel 4 newscaster and SMK Patron Jon Snow.
To apply, you need to be:
The award categories are:
Recipients of SMK Campaigner Awards receive a bespoke package of support that includes:
All award winners are assessed at the beginning of the support programme in order to gauge the level of progress they have made in their campaigns, and to assess the type of support that will be most valuable to them during the course of the awards support programme.
Apply now or nominate someone you know. For more information, please visit: http://www.smk.org.uk/campaigner-awards/. Potential applicants also have the opportunity to book a short one-to-one application guidance session (telephone or face-to-face) with SMK staff. The deadline for completed applications is 1pm on Monday 10th June 2013.
Down Rural Area Partnership - Measures 3.3 & 3.4
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: not specifiedApplication Deadline: 12th June 2013 @ 4pm
Down Rural Area Partnership has reopened Measures 3.3 encouraging tourism activities and Measure 3.4 basic services for the economy and rural population for applications. Down Rural Area Partnership seeks applications from private individuals (aged over 18 years), social economy enterprises, eligible community based organisations, non-departmental bodies and local councils who wish to apply for funding.
DRAP are open for applications for potential projects based within, or which demonstrate clear impact within the rural local authority of Ards, Banbridge, Down and North Down, for the following measures:
Applications can be made online at www.eugrants.org or hard copy application forms can be obtained by contacting the Down Rural Area Partnerhsip office on 028 9182 0748. Guidance notes for both measures are available on this website under the 'Applying for Funding' section.
Please note for Measures 3.3 and 3.4: If planning permission, to include change if use, is required for a proposed project then the relevant planning approval must be in place by the closing date otherwise the application will be rejected. This call will close at 4pm on Wednesday 12th June 2013.
DOE Water Quality Improvement Grant
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £100,000Application Deadline: 14th June 2013
Environment Minister Alex Attwood today announced a £100,000 scheme for groups improving water quality in their area. The aim of the Water Quality Improvement Grant is to help the wider community to contribute to ecological improvements in local water quality and will focus on the objectives set out in the River Basin Management Plans to meet the demands of the Water Framework Directive.
The grant scheme is open to a broad range of not-for-profit organisations such as:
The scheme, which has £100,000 to be spent before the end of March 2014, will award up to £10,000 for small projects which will contribute to the improvement of water quality in their local area. Grants will be awarded for up to 75% of the total project costs. The aim of the grant is to achieve improved ecological status or prevent deterioration in ecological status.
This is a competitive grant programme which is likely to attract more applications than can be supported by the current budget. Funding will therefore be allocated to projects which will contribute to the improvement of water quality and meet specific criteria.
For more information and to access an application forma nd guidance notes please visit : http://www.doeni.gov.uk/niea/water_quality_improvement_grant.htm. The closing date for completed application forms is Friday 14th June 2013.
DOE Road Safety Grants
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £1,000 - £15,000Application Deadline: 22nd July 2013
The Community Transport Association is now inviting applications for a DOE road safety grant from the voluntary and community sector. Community, special interest groups and individuals can apply for grants of any size from between £1000 to £15,000 to develop and run locally-focussed road safety projects.
The programme is funded by DOE Road Safety Division and is designed to encourage local community groups to run innovative road safety projects which address the objectives of the DOE Road Safety Strategy.
The Community Transport Association (CTA), as the intermediary funding body, has been appointed by DOE Road Safety Division to manage a Road Safety Grant Programme for the Voluntary & Community Sector in Northern Ireland.
The programme provides an opportunity for community groups to develop and implement road safety projects at a local level. It aims to
Individuals can only apply for funding if they work in partnership with a community group or voluntary organisation, so that the road safety project draws on a broad range of local knowledge and that there are a number of beneficiaries.Applicants will need to show that their organisation is financially viable.
You can attend an Information Session about how to apply for a grant at
Please register your interest in a session with CTA by Friday 24th May by calling 028 9094 1661 or by firstname.lastname@example.org "> email@example.com
To download an application pack logon to www.ctauk.org/roadsafetygrant or to request a hard copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sylvia or Jayne on 028 9094 1661
Completed applications must be submitted to CTA by 12 noon, 17th June 2013.
Arts & Disability Awards Ireland 2013
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £5,000 Application Deadline: 19th June 2013
Managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils of this island, the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme supports individual deaf or disabled artists to produce exciting new contemporary arts work in all media.Through this funding, artists with disabilities have developed unique artwork of extremely high artistic quality, some progressing to a level where international recognition is won. Advice is available from the initial idea through to the submission of the application.
The scheme’s purpose is to identify, encourage and nurture individual talent amongst disabled practitioners. Individuals can apply for up to £5,000 (or the Euro equivalent).
You may think you don’t know anyone who could apply but this scheme is for all types of disabled people and all artforms. It isn’t always possible to tell who is disabled and some people feel sostigmatised that they try to hide their condition. So please help your contacts towards an opportunity by spreading the word about the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme.
The 2013 ADAI grant forms and guidelines are available and can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: http://www.adf.ie/?page_id=1607.
Alternatively they can be emailed to you. For access reasons they prefer you to submit the form as an electronic document if possible but they can supply standard print hard copies if required. Alternatively formatted information can also be made available, for example large print or Braille, and if you are a British Sign Language or Irish Sign language user, we can give you a dvd introduction to the scheme in BSL or ISL.
For an answer to queries, or for further information, contact Gillian Porter at the Arts & Disability Forum, Tel: 028 9023 9450 or Email: email@example.com. The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 19th June 2013.
The Carnegie Trust
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £3,000 Application Deadline: 21st June 2013 @ 5pm
The Carnegie UK Trust has opened the Carnegie Challenge 2013 to offer support for public debates run by not-for-profit organisations to help communities address issues of concern to them.
The Carnegie UK Trust is offering funding for up to ten not-for-profit conference organisers to attract leading public policy thinkers and commentators to debate issues of public concern in 2013. The Carnegie Challenge is a fund to enable partners to put on a high calibre debate to raise the profile and impact of a conference or event which they are organising.
The Carnegie Challenge is an award of £3,000. The award should be used to cover the expenses of panel members. The award should enable event organisers to attract leading professionals to speak at their event. It is hoped that this fund will allow organisers to attract national and international speakers to take part in a high calibre debate.
Partners should be not-for-profit civil society organisations, with a commitment to improving the wellbeing of people in the UK and Ireland in a way which fits with the strategic direction of the Trust.
Criteria1.The Carnegie Challenge Debate must be part of a larger conference or event. 2.The conference must be held in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and delivered by a not for-profit organisation.3.The conference must relate to one of the three themes of focus of Carnegie UK Trust - People and Place, Knowledge and Culture and Enterprise and Society.4.The debate must be designed for more than 100 delegates5.The conference organisers must have previous experience of running conferences.6.The conference/debate should be of National interest (Scotland, England, Wales, Republic of Ireland).
For more details on the fund and how to apply please visit: www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/changing-minds/carnegie-challenge. For more information on Carnegie Challenge funding opportunities in 2013 please contact Lucy Smith, Tel : 01383 721445 or E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
There is one remaining deadline for applications relating to events in 2013. This is Friday 21st June 2013 at 5pm.
Global Fund for Women - Women's Fund
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: up to $30,000Application Deadline: 30th June 2013
Grants of between $5,000 and $30,000 are available to organisations outside the United States that advance the human rights of women and girls. The following types of grants are available:General Support Grants:
Travel Grants - small grants that allow members of an organisation to attend conferences and events.
Organising Meeting/Event Grants - small grants to support organisations planning a time-sensitive conference or event.
The deadline for applications is 30th June 2013. Further information is available at the Global Fund for Women website.
BBC Performing Arts Fund - Theatre Fellowships scheme
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £10,000Application Deadline: 22nd July 2013
The Theatre Fellowship scheme aims to support individuals through the early stages of their theatre careers; helping them to establish themselves in the professional world through bespoke placements within existing theatre organisations. Through this scheme, the BBC Performing Arts Fund hope to increase the Fellows' skills through training and development opportunities tailored to the individual, to raise their aspirations, and to encourage their creativity.
Rather than awarding grants directly to individuals themselves, they are looking for applications from theatre companies, organisations, venues and festivals from across the UK to host a fellow.
The BBC Performing Arts Fund will be making grants to the theatre sector in 2013. In 2011, we awarded grants to dance and in 2013 we concentrated on theatre. For the past three years, they run two schemes per year, one for community groups and one for talented individuals (Fellowships).
The Fellowship will lead to an exciting new creative network in the theatre sector, supported, developed and ready to launch their professional careers.
Organisations can apply for a fellowship of up to £10,000. The BBC Performing Arts Fund believe that the Fellowship is a significant developmental commitment and that £10,000 is the right amount to offer in support of this.
To cover the cost of the Fellowship for the organisation and the individual Fellow. The grant should allow the Fellow to undertake the placement without being out of pocket; for this reason we see the majority of the grant being spent on per diems, accommodation and travel costs for the Fellow. Fellowships can take place anytime between 1st December 2013 and 30th Novembver 2014. The Fellow could work intensively for just a few months around one event for example, or undertake a part-time commitment over a much longer period.
For more detailed information, guidelines on how to apply and to complete the application form please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/. The deadline for completed applications is 22nd July 2013.
Culture for All Northern Ireland
Open for ApplicationsGrant Value: £500 - £10,000Application Deadline: 30th August 2013 @ 12noon
Voluntary and community organisations that want to play a part in the UK City of Culture celebrations in 2013 may apply for funding from the BIG Lottery Fund at any time over the next 11 months.
Culture for All is a small grants programme jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in partnership with Culture Company 2013 Ltd. The programme was launched in August to coincide and link with the UK City of Culture 2013 celebrations in Derry/Londonderry.
The £1.35 million programme aims to provide opportunities for communities across Northern Ireland to share in the UK City of Culture celebrations. There is no priority or budget allocated to any geographical area or organisation type. Organisations across Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to run arts and culture projects that:
Groups can receive only one award from the programme. Applications can be made at any time from now until 30th August 2013 (noon). Full details can be found on BIG Lottery Fund website.
Community Relations, Cultural Diversity Grant Scheme
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.
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org