"GrantNet" Funding Conference

14 September 2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm

With funding becoming ever more competitive we all need to increase our sustainability through more effective fundraising especially if we want to continue making a real difference to the lives of those we serve. This is a free event for NICVA and RCN members to help you to get a key funding skill under your belt, i.e. – making successful grant applications.

An event for smaller community and voluntary organisations applying for funding and looking to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in making grant applications.  

What will be happening?
The day will start with registration and refreshments from 9.30am followed by 2 very short presentations on the new system of Fundraising Regulation in NI/The Code of Fundraising Practice and Developing a Fundraising Plan.
Participants can then attend one morning and one afternoon workshop where individual funders will take them through what makes a “good” application for them.

The five funding workshops available will be:

  1. Halifax Foundation for NI (Charities only)
  2. Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All)
  3. Big Lottery Fund (People in Communities)
  4. Trusthouse Charitable Foundation (Charities only)
  5. Heritage Lottery Fund (Sharing Heritage)

There will also be "Meet the Funders" sessions over extended coffee and lunch breaks so that participants can meet other key NI funders including Community Foundation for NIBBC Children in NeedEnkalonBig Lottery FundHeritage Lottery Fund and others...

How do I choose a workshop?

Please use the links above to check out the funding programmes covered in individual workshops and then use the “Any specific requirements” field on the booking form to list your 1st and 2nd preferences for workshops.  We cannot guarantee places on specific workshops but will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

NB This is a free event for NICVA and RCN members only.  To join NICVA click here   To also join RCN click here 

This event is now fully booked.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please email [email protected] and state which two workshops you would like to attend if a place becomes available.  Please note that due to high demand smaller groups will be given preference on the waiting list.