Funding Opportunities:Turkington Fund Grant value: £200 - £3,000.Deadline: 1pm on Tuesday 20 May 2014.
The Turkington Fund was established in recognition and celebration of the contribution of older people to our society. It offers funding for locally based community projects that are planned and run by and for older people.While not exclusive, the Fund particularly welcomes applications that address the following:1. The promotion of interaction between older people and other sections of the community 2. Activities to address shared concerns amongst groups of older people3. Activities that focus on the positive contribution of older people within the community • Projects that enhance the active participation of older people in decision-making and policy influence4. Encouragement of older people to engage with a range of social, educational, health and cultural activities5. Priority will be given to those applications that show a clear involvement of older people in the design and delivery of a project6. An emphasis will be placed on locally-based self-help groups that are working in disadvantaged areas.For full information or to apply online, visit Community Foundation NI.pp
Grant value: £10,000 and above Deadline: 28th February First World War: Then and Now provides grants for communities to mark the Centenary of the First World War. Additional funding is also available for First World War projects under the Understanding the First World War Scheme. This scheme is designed to make a real difference to a wide range of people by helping them understand the war and its impact better. In particular, they believe that involving young people in marking the Centenary is important. To learn more or to apply, visit the Heritage Lottery Fund site. Applications submitted now will be considered in April. pP
Grant value: £200 - £1500 Deadline: 28th February 2014 Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has launched the 2014/15 Small Grants programme for local volunteering groups, with a total pot of £600,000 on offer. Money is available to aid organisations in recruiting and supporting volunteers, with an overall aim to increase diversity within volunteering. To be eligible organisations must be constituted and must not have an annual income exceeding £100,000 per year. For full details, go to The Association of Independent Volunteer Centres website. pp
Grant value: Up to €10,000 Deadline: 28th February This funding scheme aims to enable as many organisations as possible to fund new and innovative responses to social need. Applications will be accepted from projects that fit within The Ireland Funds four key programme areas of Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education and Peace & Reconciliation, with the average award likely to be around €5,000. Non-profit organisations based in the 32 counties of Ireland are eligible to apply. To find out more, click here.pP
Grant value: £1,000 Deadline: 3rd March Down District Council recently launched this year’s Charity Awards, which grant each winner a donation of £1,000. There are five award categories: 1. Best New Charity 2. Charity of the Year 3. Fundraising Team of the Year 4. Outstanding Charity Champion 5. Chairman’s Special Recognition. The winners will be announced during a special evening reception in the Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick on Friday 11th April. Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by another person.Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Council’s website, www.downdc.gov.uk, or by calling 028 4461 0854. pP
Grant value: Not stated
Deadline: 4pm, 7th March 2014
These grants from Belfast City Council aim to support community organisations with small-scale funding to help deliver projects and programmes in local neighbourhoods. All relevant documents – including the application form - can be found here. If you have any queries, please call Jenny Oliver 028 9032 0202 ext 3542 (North and East Belfast) or Seoirse Caldwell on 028 9032 0202 ext 3544 ( South and West Belfast). pPSummer Playscheme Project Grant (Belfast)
Grant Value: Not stated.Deadline: 4pm, 7th MarchBelfast City Council has opened its Summer Playscheme Grant for fresh applications. The grant provides funding to community organisations delivering local neighbourhood based summer playschemes.More information, as well as guidance on how to apply, can be found here.Queries about the scheme can also be directed to Jenny Oliver on 028 9032 0202 ext 3542 (North and East Belfast) or Seoirse Caldwell on 028 9032 0202 ext 3544 (South and West Belfast).pP
Grant value: £200 Deadline: 7th March 2014 Linking Generations NI (LGNI) is providing funding for youth groups, schools, churches or community groups who wish to host their own intergenerational project or one-off event for the European Day of Solidarity Between Generations on 29th April 2014. Any event that brings together people of all ages to share and learn skills, discover what they have in common and create better understanding between the generations is eligible to apply.
For further details, please contact Vicki or Lynne B on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about previous projects and the European Day of Solidarity Between Generations can be found here.PPImproving the Impact of Research – HSC Knowledge Exchange Scheme
Grant Value: maximum is £100,000Deadline: 21 March 2014 at 4.00pm.
The Health & Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) recognises that research findings should be translated into health or social care benefits as quickly and efficiently as possible. Funding is being offered under the Knowledge Exchange Scheme to improve the impact of research.
ELIGIBILITY & SCOPE OF AWARDS:
The scheme is intended to support knowledge exchange that delivers practice, policy, social and/or economic benefit in an area relevant to health or social care. It is expected that applications will come from multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral teams who can demonstrate credible arrangements for collaboration.The maximum award available is £100,000 and the maximum duration is 18 months.The funding should be used to enable effective two-way exchange among researchers who have generated new knowledge, and research users who require an evidence base.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 21 March 2014 at 4.00pm.
Application forms are available to download: http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/directorate-public-health/hsc-research-and-development/improving-impact-research-%E2%80%93-hsc-knowledge-exc
Grant Value: £100 - £700 Deadline: 31st March 2014 The Tree Council has funds available to support well-planned orchard planting projects during this year’s National Tree Week from 29 November - 7 December 2014.
The grants are open to all schools and community groups, with the condition that children aged sixteen or under are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities.
The full criteria and the application form can be found on the Tree Council’s website.ppLloyds TSB Foundation Community Grant ProgrammeGrant Value: £3,000 to £4,000Deadline: 11th April for Quarter 2. More funding will follow.The Lloyds TSB Foundation Community Grant Programme is continuing to offer charitable organisations across NI the chance to win funding of a few thousand pounds to help support their work. In order for organisations to be eligible to apply, they must have an income of less than £1million in the previous 12 months. For registered charities with a Headquarters based outside Northern Ireland, the income of their Northern Ireland operation will be the figure used to assess eligibility.Decisions on applications will be made by the foundation’s Board, who normally meet in June, making the waiting time for a decision around 10 weeks from the closing date.To find out more or to begin the application process, simply visit the Lloyds TSB Foundation website.ppThe Arts Council Small Grants ProgrammeGrant value: £500 to £10,000.Deadline: None stated. Open for applications now.
The Arts Council has designed the Small Grants Programme to encourage organisations to develop and deliver ideas linked to their artistic needs and plans for the future. It will support creative projects that are in need of financial backing and in turn contribute to the growth of arts in the Northern Ireland community.Full details of the scheme, which is supported by the National Lottery Fund, can be found on the Arts Council website.pp Building Peace through the Arts - Re-Imaging CommunitiesGrant value: Not stated.Deadline: None given, but the programme is currently open to applications.
The Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities Programme supports community groups and local authorities across Northern Ireland and the Border Areas of the Republic to tackle sectarianism and racism by engaging local people with artists in the development of public art. Each project must provide opportunities for communities to promote tolerance and understanding, while also giving them the chance to use the arts to express who they are and what culture means to them.To apply, groups must first get in touch with the Re-Imaging Communities team to discuss their proposal and they will then be issued with an application form. Contact Support Officer Marlyn Beck on email@example.com or 028 9038 5228 if you are interested.For more information, click here.ppUnLtd and Omagh Enterprise Funding
Grant 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. pp
Grant value: £50 - 500 Deadline: Not stated Development Awards are cash grants to help young people who are struggling to access education, work or training due to a lack of funds. The average grant is £180. This money can be used to help with:
Applications are welcome from young people who are aged 14 – 16 and at risk of underachieving at school. Youths aged 16 – 25 and unemployed or working less than 16 hours may also apply. If young people are in education, this should be less than 12 hours per week. Discretion is allowed for young people in the first 3 months of a course or training programme. If you feel any of the young people you work with could benefit from a development award or if you would like some further information please contact Marion Kerr on 028 90895031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, further details are also available via the Prince’s Trust website. pp
Women's Brighter Futures Fund for Northern Ireland
Grant Value: up to £500Deadline: 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.pp
Santander's Community Plus Grants
Grant 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.pp
Community Interventions with Women Offenders – Pilgrim Trust & VSB Small grants programme NI 2012
Application 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.orgAlcohol Research UK Small Grants
Application 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 currentlypp Global Fund for Women – Women’s Fund
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-criteriappNationwide 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.comTelecommunity Funding Programme at CFNI
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
ppSociety for the Assistance of Ladies in Reduced Circumstances (SALRC) – Grants for Individuals
Application 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.
ppTudor Trust Grants
Application 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/
ppCommunity Relations Capital Expenditure Programme
Application 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
ppJohn Moores Foundation – Northern Ireland Grant
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