12 Days of giving

£120,000 | 120 Charities | 12 Days

Each weekday from 6 to 21 December, 10 charities will win £1,000. That’s £120,000 to 120 charities in 12 days!

Last year to celebrate their 130th anniversary, 130 charities benefited from donations. It was so successful, they’re doing it all again!

You can nominate any UK or Irish registered charity you choose and nominations will remain open until 12 midnight the day before each draw, with those charities not drawn carried over to the next.

The more nominations a charity receives, the greater the chance of them winning. So make sure you tell your family, friends, work colleagues and anyone else you can think of!

To nominate please visit https://ecclesiastical.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IC3eSnah4XcQo5

Teacher Development Fund

Grants up to £150,000 are available to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and up to 10 schools to support arts-based teaching and learning in primary classrooms.

The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

Each year they expect to make around five grants of up to £150,000 to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and up to ten schools, who will work together for two academic years.

Applications are now open for projects beginning in September 2019. The deadline is Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 12pm. The Fund has one deadline per year.

The focus is on:

Primary schools

Supporting children and young people experiencing disadvantage

Approaches which involve learning through the arts

Long-term, inquiry-based projects which support teachers’ professional development and learning

Promoting effective and equitable partnerships between schools and arts/cultural organisations and artist practitioners

The contributions of school leaders and artist practitioners as both professional learners and as supporters of embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum

Approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/tdf/#the-purpose-of-the-fund

Community Support Grant

Applications are now invited for the 2019/20

The Community Support Grant Programme aims to financially assist Community & Voluntary Organisations working within the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area on the promotion and implementation of community development related programmes

HOW TO APPLY

To access a copy of the scheme application and guidance please visit;

www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/community

alternatively for hard copies of the applications or for further information contact the Community Services team at:

Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP

028 9244 7713 or E. community.services@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

THE CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS

FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER, 2018, at 4.00 pm

INFORMATION WORKSHOPS

Organisations interested in applying to the Community Support Grant Scheme are invited to attend one of the information workshops (places are limited so groups are asked to book in advance using the contact details above):

Venue Date Time Bridge Community Centre Monday 26th November 7.00pm

Maghaberry Community Centre Wednesday 28th November 11.00 am

Enler Community Centre Monday 3rd December 7.00 pm

Education Authority announce public consultation on a new proposed funding scheme

The Education Authority has launched a 12 week public consultation programme and invites people of all ages from across Northern Ireland to share their views on a proposed new funding scheme for Regional and Local Voluntary Youth Organisations.

The consultation is now open and will close at 4pm on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

To have your say, please view the proposal and complete an online questionnaire at www.eani.org.uk/consultations.

It also possible to respond in writing to; Education Authority, Regional Youth Support Services, Block 1, Grahamsbridge Road, Dundonald BT16 2HS or via email to youthconsultation@eani.org.uk

£30k for Tyrone community projects near windfarm

Community groups and charitable organisations can now apply for grants between £500 - £5000 from the Energia Thornrog Windfall Community Benefit Fund.

Applications for the fund, whoch has a total value of £34,000 are being accepted until 1pm on Friday 16th November 2018.

Drumquin, Lack and Ederney all fall within the seven mile boundary of the windfarm

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.communityfoundationni.org/thornog-community-benefit-fund

PCSP Community Cash Fund

Fermanagh & Omagh PCSP are delighted to announce that the PCSP Community Cash fund is now open for the Mid Tyrone area. 

Electoral areas: Beragh, Drumnakilly, Gortin, Owenkillew, Sixmilecross and Termon.


Through the scheme groups can bid for up to £500 towards a community project that will make the community safer for all.
All eligible entries to be received by Monday 26 November 2018 will be invited to pitch their idea at a community event on Monday 3 December at The Flaxmill Centre where votes will be cast to determine the winning bids.
For more information visit our web page at: 
https://www.fermanaghomagh.com/…/polic…/community-cash-fund/

Grow Wild Grants

Grow Wild are awarding grants of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups across the UK, whose project ideas will help people connect, learn and give back in their community, with a focus on UK native wildflowers, plants or fungi.

Full details of the grant, including a suitability checker, can be found on the

Grow Wild website: https://www.growwilduk.com/content/applications-open-grow-wild-community-projects-2019

Or you can contact Stephanie Baine on 07920 477 553 or at s.baine@kew.org

Wind Farm Community Fund

The Wind Farm Community Funds initiative was established by ESB Group with the intention of helping the communities neighbouring our wind farms to become more sustainable through the support of positive local initiatives and activities.
The initiative seeks to address current and emerging issues, needs and opportunities within communities, enriching lives and creating brighter possibilities for local residents. As a part of the initiative, Groundwork NI administers five Northern Ireland community funds which surround wind farms owned by subsidiary companies of ESB.

If your project meets the essential criteria outlined in the fund guidelines, please complete and submit the online application form, ensuring that all relevant sections are addressed and that all the required supplementary documentation is uploaded.

The application deadline is Friday 7th December 2018 at 12 noon.

For more information and to apply please visit https://groundworkni-esb.com/

the Victoria Homes Trust

At present, the Trust considers grants twice in the year and should be received on or before the 30th April or 30th November. Applications will only be consider after these deadlines twice a year.

The main objects of the Victoria Homes Trust are: 

·         To help and educate young people of both sexes under the age of 21

·         To develop their physical, mental, spiritual and moral capacities so that they grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved

·         To assist in the training of young people to enable them to maintain themselves at the termination of their education and training

·         To assist other non-statutory bodies in carrying out any of the above objects

 

The needs of young people are many and the Trust does not wish to overly restrict the scope of applications received by it, however, projects addressing the following needs of children and young persons are particularly welcome:

 

·         Alcohol and drugs abuse

·         Homelessness

·         Counselling for those in need of guidance, advice and support

Grant Level

The amount of grant available is variable. For guidance it should be noted that the majority of grants are in the range of £500 to £2,500. When applying please remember that the approximate grant total per annum for all projects is £50,000/£60,000.

The Trust assists projects within Northern Ireland only. It is not recommended to apply if you have been successful in receiving a grant within two years

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.victoriahomestrust.com/

Funding Oppurtunities - Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is offering financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector for the period 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 for:

Running costs (for eligible organisations)

Programmes

Events

Funding is available through the following grant programmes:

- Community Grants

- Arts, Culture and Events Grants

- Good Relations Grants

- International Linkages Grant

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FROM 9.00AM ON MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER UNTIL 12 NOON ON

FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2018

Further information, including details of how to apply, is available from

www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/resident/community-grants

Groups wishing to be notified of future funding opportunities and other relevant information should request their details be added to the Council’s database by contacting Mairead McCavigan as below.

To assist groups a number of Information Sessions will be held as follows:

• Banbridge Enterprise Centre, Tuesday 13th November, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

• Craigavon Civic Centre, Wednesday 14th November, 3.00pm - 5.00pm and 7.00pm - 9.00pm

• Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre,Thursday 15th November, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Places must be booked in advance by contacting Mairead McCavigan (028) 3831 2420 or mairead.mccavigan@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

Small Sports Grant

Incorporating Sport Northern Ireland’s Every Body Active 2020 Small Grants Programme

This grant supports recognised Sport NI sports clubs (affiliated to their governing body of sport) to develop activities that seek to promote specific sporting interests/activity to the wider community. This may include, but is not limited to coaching, come try it sessions, events, activities which seek to increase participation and sports development. The programme also seeks to actively promote sports and physical activity to the following target groups:  Women & Girls, People with Disabilities and People in Areas of Social Need, visit  www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk  and type in your postcode to find statistics on your area.

The grant threshold will be up to a maximum of £1,500.  Previous successful applicants who received a Small Sports Grant earlier this year are not eligible to re-apply.

Application will open online from Monday 29th  October  and close on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 3.00pm

Apply online by visiting www.midulstercouncil.org/Community/Grants

Applicants are encouraged to contact Council staff below for advice and guidance on this grant programme:

leigh.gilmore@midulstercouncil.org

philip.clarke@midulstercouncil.org

New funds open for Drumquin and Killen area, Co. Tyrone

Energia has set up the fund to ensure that the wind farms, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community in the Killen and Drumquin area.


Small one off grants will be available for various activities. For groups working in partnership on strategic projects grants will be available up to a maximum of £5000 per annum over a 1-3 year period.


For the Cornavarrow Wind Farm only the company is inviting significant strategic projects to submit applications for capital grant aid, up to £25,000 over a 5 year period. Only projects which make a significant contribution to improving the health and well being of the local community will be considered for capital funding.


Peter Baillie, Managing Director of Energia Renewables said “We are confident that many local community organisations and voluntary groups in Drumquin and the surrounding area will see the benefit of this initiative. Energia Renewables is very committed to getting resources and much needed funding on the ground within the communities where we invest."


These grant awards will be administered by the Fermanagh Trust who manage a number of wind farm funds. Grants will be available to community projects located within 5km of Cornavarrow Wind Farm, which covers Drumquin or 5km of the Slieveglass Wind Farm, which covers Killen.


Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust added “Energia has established this sizeable fund which is a huge opportunity for local groups to do great things over the coming years. We know there are a number of dedicated community organisations and some fantastic voluntary projects taking place and we look forward to seeing applications coming in.”


The fund is now open for applications and groups are invited to submit applications by 12 noon, Tuesday 20th November 2018. To download guidelines and application form CLICK HERE . Or contact E: hazel@fermanaghtrust.org / Tel: 028 66 320 210.

Cornerstone Grants

The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project cost.

The next deadline is: 5 November 2018 for a decision in March 2019.

Subsequent deadlines are: 4 March 2019 (for a decision in July) and 1 July 2019 (for a decision in November)

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/cornerstonegrants

Thornog Windfarm, Drumquin Co. Tyrone

This local community fund has been set up by Energia Renewables, working in close partnership with local groups from the areas surrounding the Thornog Wind Farm, Drumquin.

Energia has set up the fund to ensure that the wind farm, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community. 

Funding is available to local community projects that are planned and run for the benefit of the local population and are within 7 miles of the Windfarm (70% of the funds will be awarded to groups based within a 5 mile radius of the windfarm). 

 

Area: Within 7 miles of Thornog Wind Farm (click here for radius map)

Grant Size: £500-£5,000

Who can apply:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups 

  • Local Youth Groups

  • Faith organisations (if the funding is not to promote religion) who have a locally adopted governing document

  • Organisations that are located within the 7 mile radius of the Thornog Wind Farm (Click here for radius map)

Applications are invited for projects that address the following themes:

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability

  • Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community

  • Educational issues with a sustainability angle

  • Environmental benefit or economic benefit

 

Examples of projects the fund might support:

  • Local cultural projects recording and researching history

  • Establishment of a “Men’s Shed” or other similar initiative

  • Small capital works to a community facility

  • Environmental awareness projects

  • Activities supporting young people, the elderly, those with disabilities

  • Community wide events

  • Strategic projects that will benefit a number of communities, including partnership applications

 

The fund will not support:

  • Applications from individuals

  • Applications from statutory organisations

  • Applications that promote religious or political activities

  • Salaried posts

  • Trips abroad

  • Vehicles

  • Activities that duplicate existing services

  • Retrospective Funding

  • Substitution for statutory funding

Closing date for receipt of  applications is 16th November 2018 at 1:00pm

 

It is recommended that you read our Grant FAQs before starting your grant application.  Should you have any further questions please contact the Grants Team on 028 9024 5927.

To apply please visit https://www.communityfoundationni.org/thornog-community-benefit-fund

Long Mountain Windfarm, Dunloy

Guidance Notes and Fund Criteria

Bringing Power to local communities

Green Spaces, Healthy Living

 

Purpose of the Fund 

This local community fund has been set up by Energia Renewables, working in close partnership with local groups from the areas surrounding the Long Mountain Wind Farm, Glenbuck Road, Dunloy.

Energia has set up the fund to ensure that the wind farm, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant social and economic benefits to the local community. The Long Mountain Energia Community Benefit Fund will be administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

Funding will be available to local community projects that are planned and run for the benefit of the local population and are within 5 miles of the Windfarm.

 

Please click here to view boundary map.

 

The fund will support projects addressing issues within the following theme areas:

  • Projects developing cross community relations

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability of local community facilities

  • Social, cultural or sporting benefit for the local community

  • Educational issues with a sustainability angle

  • Environmental benefit or economic benefit

 

Examples of who can apply:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups 

  • Faith organisations (if the funding is not to promote religion) who have a locally adopted governing document

  • Local youth groups

 

Examples of projects that the fund might support:

  • Local cultural projects recording and researching history

  • Establishment of a “Men’s Shed” or other similar initiative 

  • Small capital works to a community facility

  • Contributions to core costs to run local community facilities/projects

  • Environmental awareness projects

  • Activities supporting young people, the elderly, those with disabilities

  • Community wide events

  • Strategic projects that will benefit a number of communities, including partnership applications with a particular focus on enhancement of community relations 

 

Amount of funding available:

Grants size - £500 - £2,000

The Long Mountain Energia Community Benefit Fund will not support :

• Applications from individuals 

• Applications from statutory organisations 

• Applications that promote religious or political activities

• Trips abroad 

• Vehicles

• Activities that duplicate existing services 

• Retrospective Funding 

• Substitution for statutory funding

Closing date for applications is 16th November 2018 at 1:00pm

To apply please visit https://www.communityfoundationni.org/long-mountain-community-benefit-fun

Core Funding Scheme now open

Deadline date: 

23 November 2018

The Core Scheme provides support for organisations which are considered of strategic importance in promoting community relations work across Northern Ireland. The scheme contributes towards salary and organisational running costs. 

Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC)
 

Applicants are required to outline the outcome in Together: Building a United Community to which the proposed project will contribute.

The ‘Together: Building a United Community’ Strategy, published on May 23 2013, reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.

For more information click here

The Core Funding Programme is now open and accepting applications for grant aid beginning April 2019.  The submission deadline is 4pm on Friday 23rd November 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Complete application forms and all supporting documentation must be submitted in hard copy.

Two information sessions are available to any organisation that is interested in applying.  Funding staff will provide an overview of the application form and guidance and there will be opportunity to ask questions.  Places are limited at both venues so please ensure that you RSVP to Ellana Tomasso  at etomasso@nicrc.org.uk by Wednesday 17th October 2018. 

Friday 19th October 2018 in:

Equality House
6th Floor Boardroom
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
Belfast, BT2 7DP

10.30 am – 11.30am

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 in:

St Columbs Park House
4 Limavady Road
Waterside
Derry/Londonderry
BT47 6JY

11.00am – 12.00pm

Core Funding Guidance 2019-20

Core Funding Application Form 2019-20

Ulster Garden Villages Limited

Ulster Garden Villages Limited was established under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts (Northern Ireland) in 1946 with the principal objective of providing good quality housing and associated amenities for the disadvantaged and aged.

Preferred projects will be those demonstrating active participation and self-help. They should be innovative and developmental with an achievable, practical and sustainable objective.

They will not fund activities which are the responsibility of any statutory agency, neither will they fund the direct replacement of statutory funding.

The Committee will only make donations toward specific projects under the control of a responsible organisation and when large capital projects are involved, only when satisfied that the sponsoring organisation has raised or is capable of raising the remainder of the finance required.

THE MAIN OBJECTIVES TO WHICH FUNDS MAY BE ALLOCATED ARE:

· Health

· Disadvantaged sections of our society

· Young people

· Culture & Heritage

· Environment

HOW TO APPLY

They will require information about your organisation and the project you propose. This includes:

· the purpose of your organisation

· how it is constituted, administered and funded

· a description of your proposed project

· the project costs and timescale

· how it will be managed

· what you hope to achieve

· how the project will be sustained or finished

Application for all grants should be made on the Ulster Garden Villages Limited Application Form. Where additional space is required, supporting information will be accepted provided it follows the sequence and content of the sections specified on the Application Form.

Where the project is in excess of £50,000 more detail in relation to project rationale, economic appraisal and building proposals, if relevant, should be included.

They will also require your most recent annual report and audited accounts and evidence of charitable status.

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.ulstergardenvillages.co.uk/

Media Grant Scheme

Deadline date: 

30 November 2018

Aim of the scheme

The aim of the Community Relations Council Media Grant Scheme is to commission media projects which focus on the engagement of civil society to underpin peace building and/or support the development of a more diverse society in-line with the *T:BUC strategy (see link below).

The Media Grant Scheme is available to support a range of media projects.  The media products that may be supported include digital content projects, infographics, television, radio, video and podcasts.

The scheme is primarily for the creation of new material but may include the diversification of existing resources to increase their use with appropriate audiences.

For Media Grant Scheme Application Form click here

Media Grant Scheme Guidance click here

Please submit your application by 12 noon on 30th November 2018

For further information and criteria click here

Together Building a United Community (T:BUC)

Applicants are required to outline the outcome in Together: Building a United Community (see link below) to which the proposed project will contribute.

For further information on T:BUC click here

Core Funding to reopen early October

2 information events will be held to provide further information about the Core Funding Scheme for 2019/20. These will take place at the following venues;

Fri 19th October – 6th Floor Equality House, Shaftesbury Square, Belfast – 11.30-1pm

Tue 23rd October – St Columbs Park House, Derry/Londonderry – 11.30-1pm

Please contact CRC on 028 90 227500 to book a place at these sessions.

 

For further information on all of the support available from the Community Relations Council please log on to our web-site, www.nicrc.org.uk