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The latest funding opportunities for your organisation.

Belfast City Council Community Recovery Support Grants

Belfast City Council have released the COVID-19 Community Recovery Support Fund for community groups who can deliver projects in one of the following priority areas:⁠ ⁠

– Improved health and well being⁠
– Improved attitudes towards different backgrounds and cultures⁠
– Better connections with support networks and communities⁠ ⁠

Fund– up to £5,00                       DEADLINE– 2nd July 2021 (12 Noon)

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Poundland Foundation Kits 4 Kids

The Poundland Foundation supports organisations working to transform communities and change lives across the UK. Our first grant window is Kits 4 Kids.

If you’re a local sports club or organisation looking for support for your team, then we’d love to hear from you. Use this application form to apply for a grant of up to £750 to provide kit or equipment for your team.

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DfC Small Capital Grants Programme

A £950,000 fund to support the voluntary and community sector has been launched by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. The Small Capital Grants Programme, which is delivered by Co-operation Ireland, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to the community.

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Funding Mix

Number of external funding opportunities either currently open or on the horizon which might be suitable for applications from your organisations: Check out the PowerPoint presentation below for full details

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Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots launches the £1m Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme

The pilot scheme will provide capacity building training and a grant to rural community and voluntary organisations to deliver capital refurbishment works to rural halls, with the intended aim of keeping community facilities viable and to support existing rural organisations to remain sustainable and identify new volunteers.

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Education Authority Summer Programme Fund

Funding up to £25,000

This stream supports all non-EA registered voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland who work with children and young people aged between 4-25 year olds in an informal setting to re-connect, re-energise and re-engage children and young people throughout the summer months.

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Community Investment Fund

Funding up to £2,000

New Community Investment Fund launching, with support from Bank of Ireland UK, Community Giving Fund.

We are excited to be launching a new Micro-Community Investment Fund providing valuable funding for smaller, grassroots organisations delivering great work across Northern Ireland.

Applications to the Fund will open on Monday 17th May as a rolling call for applications through our website www.communityfoundationni.org

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National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

For further details on the programme, including the type of projects that might be considered, visit: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

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Dormant Accounts Fund

Dormant Accounts Fund NI will support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability.

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Project Re-Boot

Sport NI launches £5m National Lottery investment: Supporting Sport to Build Back Better, starting with Project Re-Boot:

7th JANUARY 2021: Sport NI’s ‘Supporting Sport to Build Back Better’ programme has been launched to strengthen the sports sector as we emerge from COVID19.

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Covid-19 Tranche 3 Grant Aid Programme

This is a grants fund to support local communities during the current pandemic under the three themes of Food Distress, Financial Distress and Connectivity. All funding awarded must be spent between 1 February – 31st March 2021. Up to £2,000 is available.

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grant 

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is offering financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to support community-led initiatives aimed at providing relief to those affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Causeway Coast and Glens District Council

Covid-19 Community Support Fund 

Department for Communities funded, the COVID-19 Community Support Fund is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues in local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.  Local community/voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants of up to 100% of costs up to £4,000.

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Covid-19 Community Support Grants Scheme 

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council funded through the Department for Communities (DfC) Covid Response Fund, has launched a second grants scheme for constituted community/voluntary and faith-based organisations.

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme (Call 2)

This scheme aims to offer Community and Voluntary Organisations funding to aid them in rebuilding, reconnecting or returning to operation during the recovery phase of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has received further funding from the Department for Communities to target citizens who are most in need of urgent support as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect local communities.

Moy Park

Community Support Fund

Moy Park Community Support Fund opened for applications from 1st July 2020 for a period of 24 months. Moy Park is mindful of the constant financial pressures on voluntary and community groups and charities, particularly on their voluntary and total income, their capacity to start or continue with important projects and on their sustainability generally.

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Halifax Foundation NI

Small and Medium Grants

HFNI are focusing on their SMALL and MEDIUM grants over the coming months, with Large and Special Initiatives grants on hold for now due to the activity-based nature of these programmes. 

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National Lottery Awards for All

Funding between £300 and £10,000

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. Suitable for voluntary or community organisations. All the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.

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Enkalon Foundation

Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Enkalon Foundation will move the focus of their modest funding pot to charities and community organisations helping people who are isolated and vulnerable in their local communities at this difficult time.

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