Funding

 

Peter Harrison Foundation

The Foundation only accepts applications from organisations that are:

  • registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commison
  • registered in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
  • registered in Northern Ireland with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI)
  • a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club)

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King George VI Northern Ireland Youth Council

King George VI – You can apply for almost any youth work activity, which should be linked to the aims of the Northern Ireland Youth Work Curriculum but there are some exceptions:

  • Travel: awards are made for travel for activities taking place within Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland only. Overseas trips are not eligible for an award.
  • Sport: Applications for sport will only be considered where the applicant can show that the sport is part of a curriculum based youth work programme. Individuals making an application for sports activity or coaching must be able to demonstrate that they will pass their skills on to a youth group. Single activity sports groups /clubs are not eligible for an Award.
  • Equipment: Applications for the purchase of equipment should be directly related to training or youth work provision for young people. Awards will not be made for musical instruments, band uniforms or tuition.

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BOOST

Like many other Trusts, BOOST receive many more applications than they can fund.  The Trust will only support charities or non-profit making organisations with a focus on sport.

Please send or email a letter, no more than two sides of A4, telling us the following details:-The name of your organisation – what you do and who your beneficiaries are.

  • The name of your organisation – what you do and who your beneficiaries are.
  • Funding – why you need funding, details of the project and approximate funding requirements.

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Ards and North Down Sports Forum Grant Programme

Ards and North Down Borough Council has allocated £25,000 in 2017-2018 for grants to be awarded by the Sports Forum to affiliated sports clubs, organisations and athletes within the borough. The grant categories are:

  • travel and assistance
  • events
  • coaching
  • Gold Card
  • equipment
  • seeding
  • sport club anniversary

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Belfast city Council

The following small grants are now open for applications.

  • Community Festivals Fund
  • Arts and Heritage Project Grant
  • Policing and Community Safety Grant
  • Good Relations Grant
  • St Patrick’s Celebration Grant
  • Parks Events Grant
  • Support for Sport: Large Development Grant
  • Support for Sport: Small Development Grant
  • Support for Sport Small: Hospitality Grant
  • Support for Sport: Sporting Individuals Grant.

Belfast City Council will be holding funding information sessions across Belfast to advise applicants on funding and assessment criteria during May.

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Comic Relief/ Sport Relief

This Sport Relief, we are launching the Safe, Secure, Settled fund. This initiative will invest in projects that are using sport to improve the lives of young people without a safe or secure place to live, helping them to gain the skills and resources to lead safe and positive lives. We will consider work that supports children and young people aged up to and including 25. We will also consider family-based interventions where the majority of beneficiaries are under 25.

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Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of pride in our local communities. Launched by Local Councils, the Department of Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Choice Housing, McDonald’s and Keep Northern Beautiful, the Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that:

  • Use innovative ways to reduce littering and dog fouling where you live
  • Improve the way your local environment is looked after, whether urban, rural or coastal
  • Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement.
  • To enhance or attract tourism to your community through environmental improvements.

Grants are available from £500 to £5,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects in all Council areas.

The Small Grants Scheme is also open to all Housing Association and Housing Executive residents with support from Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Choice Housing, and McDonald’s throughout all council areas in Northern Ireland.

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Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust

The Trust gives grants in the UK, usually in London and in NI and South Africa.  Grants are generally between £1,000 and £5,000.  Grants in NI are not restricted by particular categories but by the Trustees’ perception of need.

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