25.05.2020 Name of Fund: Independent Age Grants Fund Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available. Charities working with older people will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The first closing date will be at 9am on the 4th June 2020. https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund
NI Micro-business Hardship Fund
This document answers some of the initial questions you may have about the NI Microbusiness Hardship Fund. Further detailed guidance will be available when the fund opens. How much is the fund? The NI Executive will make up to £40million available through the NI Micro-business Hardship Fund. When can I apply? It was announced on Friday, 15 May that the NI Micro-business Hardship Fund will open for online applications within seven days.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (UK)
07.05.2020 Name of Fund: Tampon Tax Fund The deadline for applications is midnight on the 31st May 2020.
Charities and organisations with charitable purposes from across the UK can now apply for funding of £1 million or more from the latest round of the UK government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The Fund allocates monies generated from the VAT on sanitary projects to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls. Applications should focus on one of four categories: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health, or the general programme. Applications for this round of funding which include activities that seek to address the consequences of Covid-19 for disadvantaged women and girls are also welcome. Grants may be for one- or two-year projects, and separate applications for more than one project may be submitted. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 31st May 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tampon-tax-fund-application-form-2020-2021-funding-round
OneFamily Foundation (UK)
05.05.2020 Name of Fund: Community Grants Nominations close Tuesday 12th May 2020 The OneFamily Foundation is inviting its customers to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to help them to continue providing support to those affected by the coronavirus, or who themselves are struggling to maintain their usual services. Examples for nominations might include foodbanks, support groups or homeless charities. The Foundation has already helped more than two hundred good causes deliver projects such as helping disability charities invest in their resources, and community groups tackle isolation amongst the older generation. Nominations for this round close on the 12th May 2020. https://www.onefamily.com/your-foundation/community-grants/
Name of Fund: Neighbourly Community Fund Giving Platform "Neighbourly" is launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials. https://www.neighbourly.com/neighbourlycommunityfund
Funding for Young People to Respond to the Covid-19 Crisis (UK)4th May 2020
05.05.2020 Deadline for Applications : 15-May-2020 Currently Closed The Alec Dickson Trust is inviting applications of up to £1,000 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. Applications must also align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic, including safe-distancing and regular handwashing, and any other official governmental advice regarding COVID-19. Applicants should complete the short application form below and submit by email to the firstname.lastname@example.org by 20:00 on Friday 15th May. To enable rapid response, applications will be reviewed and funding decisions made on a rolling basis as they are received, with Trustees notifying successful applicants within a few weeks of submission.
27/04/2020 Commmunities Minister Launches £1.5m Support Fund for Arts Sector to support individuals and organisations in the Arts Sector in response to COVID-19.
Individual artists and creative practitioners, who have lost their work as a result of COVID-19, can apply for funding of up to £5,000 to take new and innovative approaches in continuing to provide their talents and services to audiences, particularly those facing barriers to the arts. Small and medium sized organisations will be able to apply for maximum funding of £25,000 to help them develop new projects or programmes or re-arrange events which have had to be cancelled during the COVID-19 period. www.communities-ni.gov.uk/news/communities-minister-launches-ps15m-support-fund-arts-sector
23/04/2020 Budget Energy Covid-19 Response Fund There is now a dedicated £50,000 fund to help customers who may find themselves struggling finanially during these difficult times. The funding will provide a one-time payment of £50 and will take the form of either a £50 credit to bill-pay customers, or a £50 top up credit for keypad customers.
EA Youth Service has launched its Eat Well Live Well programme for Young people
EA Youth Service has launched its Eat Well Live Well programme for Young people registered with EA Youth Service aged 4-25 years who need access to a 5-day food box providing breakfast & lunch Mon-Fri as part of a safety net to the provision of free school meals during Covid-19. Find a Centre Near you here https://bit.ly/2yuX4Gz Get More information here https://bit.ly/3akfas8 Register for support here https://bit.ly/2XUWn4e
Covid 19 - Discretionary Support Form
22/04/2020 ***Covid 19 - Discretionary Support Form***
To help support people during the COVID-19 pandemic the Department for Communities has put in place a non-repayable GRANT payment to assist with short-term living expenses where a person, or a member of their immediate family, has been infected by COVID-19 or told to self-isolate.
To apply for the grant you can fill in the claim form here through the below link.
21/04/2020 Name of Fund: Coronavirus Emergency Fund Smaller charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities. The funding is available to help with core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. CAF will aim for grants to be paid to selected organisations within 14 days of application. https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund
FARMERS CAN APPLY FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED SCHEME
‼️ CONFIRMED ... ‼️ FARMERS CAN APPLY FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED SCHEME: It has been confirmed today by our Economy Minister Diane Dodds that farmers can apply for the self-employed scheme brought in by the U.K. Government. The payment will see them qualify for a taxable grant worth 80% of their trading profits, capped at £2,500 a month based on their last three years of trading. Also they must meet the qualifying criteria.
Please note: You cannot make a claim yet. HMRC will aim to contact you by mid May 2020 if you’re eligible for the scheme, and invite you to claim using the GOV.UK online service.
Coronavirus: £25,000 Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant
Coronavirus: £25,000 Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant20 April 2020
Registration is now open for businesses to apply for the £25,000 Business Grant Scheme for the retail, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors. This scheme has been provided to support businesses that are currently experiencing financial hardship, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have a need for financial relief under the terms and conditions of the Business Support Scheme.
Businesses can complete a pre-application check, apply for the scheme and provide their bank details by completing the following online application form.
Food for Life Get Togethers: EMERGENCY COVID-19 SMALL GRANTS
21/04/2020 Food for Life Get Togethers: EMERGENCY COVID-19 SMALL GRANTS For Newry, Mourne and Down Council Area only Now Closed
Whilst Food For Life Get Togethers community small grants offer is paused, our programme has made available Emergency COVID-19 small grant fund to assist with community led responses that are centred around food, growing & social isolation responses. We are seeking applications to the value of £1,000.
To enable us to get this money into our communities where it is needed quickly, the turnaround time for applications is short.
Application open: Monday 20th April 2020 (Today) Closing date: Tuesday 28th April 2020 @ 5.30pm Successful grants paid: Thursday 7th May 2020.
At this time we have 12 grants available in Northern Ireland (location conditions apply) Dependant on the number of applications we could potentially receive, we reserve the right to close the application round early. Please find attached the application form which provides full information and for your ease I have bullet pointed the application criteria below so that you can ascertain at a glance whether this is a grant you'd be interested to apply for below. If you wish to apply or would like to recommend an organisation who could benefit then please let me know on return, alternatively call me on 07468 691308 should you have any questions.
17/04/2020 Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is offering financial assistance of up to £1,000 to organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to support community-led initiatives aimed at providing relief to those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. In particular it will support actions in line with the following interventions:
Financial – to those on low income and at risk due to financial stress.
Food – access to food (whether due to cost or availability) for those most in need.
Connectivity – to those living alone or in rural and border areas that are likely to experience greater challenges in accessing services.
The grant programme opens on Friday 17th April and will remain open on a rolling basis until the budget is committed or until Council decides to close it. The programme is part-funded by the Department For Communities. All applications are to be submitted online using the link: http://armaghbanbridgecraigavon.eformz.info
Help Musicians (UK)
16.04.2020 Name of Fund: Covid-19 round of Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund Grants of £3,000 are available to help professional musicians aged 18 and over with no significant backing, who are finding their health, and performance and teaching commitments affected by the Coronavirus. The Covid-19 round of Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to help musicians adapt and sustain their music through specific projects or activities during this period of isolation. This might include new ways to distribute music, build online presence, reshape current business plans or refocus on creative ambitions. Groups of 6 members or less can also apply. There will be multiple rounds of the Fund over the next three months but applications can only be made once. https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/do-it-differently-fund-covid-19-round
Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK)
16/04/2020 Name of Fund: Grants for families financially affected by Coronavirus Grants are available to help parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Parents and carers to apply for items their children will need for the year ahead. These can include essential clothing; baby clothing, equipment or bedding; children's bedroom furniture; essential White Goods; specialist items for children with additional needs, e.g.sensory toys, adaptive clothing or SEN adapted computers https://www.ftct.org.uk/support-for-families-affected-by-coronavirus
Legal & General Coronavirus emergency charity funding
06/04/2020 Grant of £5,000-£10,000 Deadline: 20 April
Legal & General launch a £500,000 emergency community fund for charities and voluntary organisations which are supporting elderly and vulnerable people through the COVID 19 crisis.The application process is open until 20 April. Charitable organisations who generate under £1.5m of income doing amazing community work for the elderly or vulnerable people, can receive a grant of £5,000-£10,000. To qualify, you need to: · Help elderly or vulnerable people or people with chronic underlying health conditions or diseases in self-isolation or quarantine who need access to food, medicines or social care · Offer counselling, suicide prevention and mental health support for those who are affected by the coronavirus crisis (who have, for example, lost their jobs, are grieving or are in crisis)
16/04/2020 The National Lottery Heritage Fund are providing a package of support for the heritage sector as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This includes increased advice and support, longer-term skills and capacity building initiatives, and a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to provide emergency funding for those most in need.
The Heritage Emergency Fund is accepting applications for funding from £3,000 to £50,000. The application form will be available from Wednesday 15 April and you will be able to apply until 30 June 2020.
Who can apply? As a National Lottery distributor, we are prioritising urgent funding in the heritage sector. We want to safeguard heritage sites and organisations we have previously invested in to ensure they are not lost to the public. To apply for the Heritage Emergency Fund, you must be: · a not-for-profit organisation · a current or previous recipient of a grant directly from us · an owner, manager or representative of heritage, or be able to show you have delivered participatory heritage activity You must meet all three criteria above to apply for funding through the Heritage Emergency Fund. If you do not meet these criteria, you may be eligible for other support as we develop our longer-term strategic support or other initiatives. What will we fund? The Heritage Emergency Fund is short-term funding to support the immediate actions needed to stabilise operations and manage unforeseen risks. You can apply to us for a grant between £3,000 and £50,000 to cover unavoidable costs you will otherwise be unable to meet for up to four months. You should only apply to us for essential costs.
15/04/2020 We know this is an incredibly difficult time and the impact on our sporting partners has been immeasurable. As every part of our community adjusts to the impacts of coronavirus (Covid-19), we know sport and physical recreation organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time. In partnership with the Department for Communities, our Sports Hardship Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It’s specifically targeted at sports clubs, and other organisations delivering sporting activities, who are experiencing immediate financial hardship.
Who we can support Any organisation delivering sport and physical recreation can apply to our fund if experiencing short term financial hardship. These organisations include: · National Governing Body of Sport (based in NI) · Constituted local sports clubs affiliated to a Governing Body of Sport recognised by Sport NI · Community & Voluntary sector organisations that deliver or enable sport and/or physical recreation · Small charitable trusts that do not qualify for financial help elsewhere
What we’ll fund The fund has been developed to help sport and physical recreation organisations meet their obligations, in particular fixed costs, which are no longer supported with revenue as a result of coronavirus. This might cover expenditure on: · Rent/Lease · Utility costs · Essential ground maintenance · Insurances
How much we’ll fund Each successful applicant will receive £2,000 for costs incurred from 1st April 2020. Where to apply Please click the links below to read the programme guidance note and to begin an online application for the financial support fund. Sports Hardship Fund Application Sports Hardship Fund Information & Guidance booklet Help and Advice If you need help or if you have any questions please contact: Email: email@example.com Telephone: Angharad Bunt 078 1018 3023 Conleth Donnelly 079 6724 0549 For further information on how your information will be used by Sport NI, please click here
COVID-19 Funding information:
Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland April 9 at 5:38 PM · COVID-19 Funding information: Following a period of discussion and lobbying with local politicians, GOLI are pleased to confirm that Loyal Orders and faith based groups are now eligible to apply to the Coronavirus Community Fund. This change of policy will allow Lodges to make applications to help resource the many invaluable community projects already taking place throughout the Orange family. For full details of the fund visit: https://communityfoundationni.org/…/coronavirus-community-…/
Tesco Bags of Help
09/04/2020 Tesco Bags of Help have launched a Covid-19 Communities Fund. Organisations that support vulnerable groups will be encouraged to apply for a grant of £500 to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects. Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations including: voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish and Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and social housing organisations. https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund/
The Prince’s Countryside Trust
09/04/2020 The Prince’s Trust has launched a Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme. Grants of up to £2,500 available to charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises that are supporting rural communities, and farm businesses or other rural businesses who are affected by the coronavirus. A total of £100,000 has been made available and the closing deadline for applications is 12pm on the 15th April 2020. https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-programme
The Leathersellers Company
09/04/2020 The Leathersellers Company has announced that in light of the current Coronavirus crisis that now faces small charities providing vital services to the most vulnerable members of the community, their small grants programme invites applications from UK registered charities which are currently supporting the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless; provision of food and essential supplies; victims of domestic violence; and nursing care to vulnerable patients. The value of the grant awarded could be up to a maximum of £3,000. https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/
Coronavirus Community Fund
08/04/2020 Grants available £1,000 - £10,000 In recognition of the effects of covid-19, the Community Foundation has developed a Coronavirus Community Fund for NI. In partnership with other funders (currently Department for Communities, Ulster Garden Villages Ltd, The ARN Foundation, Bank Of Ireland, National Emergencies Trust and VSB). The Coronavirus Community Fund will support the community sector in Northern Ireland in both the short and longer term with both emergency and recovery support.
08/04/2020 Grants up to £2,500 available This grant aims to contribute to community-based food provision responses that support local families with children under the age of 10 who may face food poverty as a result of school closures and/or loss of household income as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Priority will be given to small, locally based and local run groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs.
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County Armagh Grand Orange Lodge Community Development Committee Limited is a registered charity in Northern Ireland NIC 104165. A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in Northern Ireland NI 057064 Registered address: 27a Main Street, Markethill, Co Armagh BT60 1PH.