NI Trust Group Voluntary Action Booklet

The NI Trust Group comprised of over 40 influential funders in Northern Ireland has released an up to date version of the Group’s Voluntary Action Booklet.The booklet contains an outline of the funders, funding programmes and the best way to contact them.
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BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in NeedAbout

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

Funding Programmes

Small Grants - For grants of up to £10,000 in one year a short application form focuses on the differences made to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. This is assessed, usually by telephone interview, with a response roughly 9 weeks after application. There are 4 decision points in the year, with applications received by 1st March. June, September and December, hearing the outcome in early May, August, November and end of February. 

Main grants (over £10,000 for up to 3 years) have a two stage application process. An initial application eliminates those with low prospects of success at an early stage, with those who are successful invited to make a full application. The focus of our decision making is on the outcomes for children and young people and the potential learning to be secured. There are 3 decision points in the year, with applications received by 15 January, May and September being decided by mid-June, October and February respectively. 

Contact

For more information go to the website www.bbc.co.uk/Pudsey or contact the local office on 028 9033 8221.

Big Lottery Fund 

About 

Every year we award millions of pounds to good causes in Northern Ireland.
We have a range of funding programmes in Northern Ireland. Take a look at the information on our programmes on our website www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/northernireland.  

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our funding we would love to hear from you, contact our Outreach team on 028 90551 455, speak to us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigLotteryFundNI   or follow us on Twitter [email protected] .

Funding Programmes 

We are investing in Northern Ireland through a range of funding programmes such as our small grants scheme Awards for All and our programme which is supporting young people.  We will be opening a new funding programme called People and Communities in January 2016. 

Contact

The Northern Ireland team is based in Belfast.
1 Cromac Quay
Cromac Wood
Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 2JD
Phone: 028 9055 1455
Text Relay: 18001 plus 028 9055 1431 (for those with a hearing or speech impairment)
Fax: 028 9055 1445
Email: [email protected]
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/bigNIonline   
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/biglotteryfundNI 

 

Buttle UK – financial support for individuals and families

About

Buttle UK, with financial support from Children in Need and Comic Relief, offers financial help to families and estranged young people up to the age of 21yrs towards essential household items. Average grant is £200 - £300 or goods can be supplied directly to the recipients.

Funding Programmes

Buttle also offers programmes of support for school fees and for estranged young people attending Further Education College and/or University.
Buttle, with funding from Barclays Bank, runs a programme of support to help NEETS achieve training and employment.

Contact 

Jane Black  
Buttle UK  
PO Box 484 
Belfast BT6 0YA
Tel: 028 90 641164
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.buttleuk.org

Carnegie Trust

About

The Carnegie UK Trust seeks to improve the lives and wellbeing of people throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland through influencing public policy and demonstrating innovative practice.  The Trust is not primarily a grant-making organisation, but does offer funding via application for a small number of specific projects, always connected with our policy and practice work.  

Funding Programmes

The CUKT is currently carrying out a quinquennial review and the new strategic plan will be launched in 2016.  Please see the website for further information. 

Contact

Website: www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk

Comic Relief

About

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty – and we work 365 days a year to help that vision become a reality. Our mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment. Since we first set up shop in 1985, we’ve been doing three main things: 

  • We raise millions of pounds through two big fundraising campaigns – Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. 
  • We spend that money in the best possible way to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice. 
  • We use the power of our brand to raise awareness of the issues that we care most about. 

Contact

For further information on our UK and International grants, and information on how to make an application please log on to http://www.comicrelief.com/

Enkalon Foundation

About

Enkalon Foundation is an Antrim based charitable trust established in 1985 following the closure of the British Enkalon factory. With an annual budget of £200,000 approximately Enkalon Foundation helps a wide variety of organisations from cross community groups, self-help groups, unemployed assistance groups and those helping the disadvantaged. There is no application form but guidelines are available from our website or by contacting the office. 

Contact

Claire Cawley, Administrator
Tel: (028)94463535  
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.enkalonfoundation.org  

Fermanagh Trust

About

The Fermanagh Trust funds a wide range of organisations and initiatives primarily in County Fermanagh via a range of range of funds including the Fermanagh Trust own grants programme. 

Funding Programmes

Funds include:

  • Callagheen Wind Farm Fund
  • Fermanagh Carers Fund
  • Fermanagh House Fund
  • Fermanagh Recreational Trust Fund
  • Fisher Foundation
  • Greg Turley Bursary Awards
  • Joan Trimble Awards Scheme
  • Killesher and Cleenish Community Care Association Fund
  • Shared Education 
  • The Fermanagh Trust Grants Programme 
  • Youth Bank Fermanagh

Contact

Fermanagh Trust
Fermanagh House
Broadmeadow Place
Enniskillen 
BT74 7HR
Tel: 028 6632 0210
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fermanaghtrust.org

Heritage Lottery Fund 

About

There's much more to heritage here than Belfast’s legendary Titanic quarter. How about the rich wildlife of the Balinderry River or the causeway built by a mythical giant? Walk the historic streets of Derry / Londonderry, delve into the traditions of South Asian communities, and explore Northern Ireland's heritage in every shape and form.

Funding Programmes

All of our information on grant aid can be found at www.hlf.org.uk.

If you would like to make an application, first read the application guidance for the programme you want to apply under and take a look at other available resources, such as guidance for applying and project examples. These will help you develop your ideas.

If you’re applying for a small grant under £10,000 for Sharing Heritage you can then send in your online application. For other programmes you can send us a funding enquiry form first. We’ll give you feedback and suggest where you can find more help before you complete your full application.

Contact

Heritage Lottery Fund
51-53 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8FE
Telephone: 028 9031 0120 
Fax: 028 9031 0121 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hlf.org.uk

 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

About

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's purpose is to inspire social change. The JRF is an endowed foundation funding a UK-wide research and development programme. Current priorities are Poverty, Place and the Ageing Society. Applications should only be submitted in response to a call, advertised on our website at www.jrf.org.uk

Contact

The Homestead
40 Water End
York
YO30 6WP
Tel:   +44 (0)1904 629241
Minicom:   +44(0)1904 615910 (please use only if you require this text-to-speech service)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.jrf.org.uk

 

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland

About

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is a grant-giving Foundation whose income is derived from a shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group. The overall policy of the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is to support underfunded charities which enable people, especially disadvantaged or disabled people, to play a fuller role in the community. 
The Foundation has two main target areas to which it seeks to allocate funds:

  • Social and Community Needs 
  • Education and Training

Income of an organisation must be less than £1 million to be eligible. There is no maximum amount that may be applied for, but the average grant is currently between £3,000-4,000.

Contact 

2nd Floor, 14 Cromac Place
The Gasworks
Belfast 
BT7 2JB
Tel: 028 9032 3000
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.halifaxfoundationni.org/

NIE Staff and Pensioners’ Fund

About

NIE staff and pensioners have been contributing to this fund for over 20 years and in that time in excess of £1million has been distributed to local charities. 

The main aim of this fund is to support improvements around social and community welfare, education and training to enable people, especially disabled or disadvantaged, to play fuller roles in their local communities. 

Funding programmes 

Funding is mainly given for equipment, printing and training for people with disabilities, as well as projects which benefit senior citizens. The fund does not support third-tier funding such as sponsored events, capital funding, salaries or projects outside NI. Provides grants up to £750. 

Contact 

For more information and advice on how to apply for funding please visit www.nie.co.uk/Charities-fund 
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NIECharitiesFund

Santander Foundation

About

Santander Foundation can fund deemed and UK charities with one off revenue or capital grants to specifically help disadvantaged people.

Funding Programmes

Community Plus local grants programmes offers grants of up to £5,000 and anyone can nominate a local charity by visiting their nearest branch of Santander and completing a nomination form which they can drop into the Community Plus box. Decisions are taken locally by a panel of volunteers on a monthly basis.

Central grants of up to £10,000 are available to help disadvantaged people through education and training or financial capability programmes. Application is by e-mail or letter to the Santander Foundation.  

Please check the published guidelines at www.santanderfoundation.org.uk for the latest information on the grants available from the Foundation.

There are no deadlines.

Contact

Full details about both grant programmes can be found at www.santanderfoundation.org.uk
Tel: 01908 343224
Email: [email protected]

Sported

About

Currently grants are not open as they are under strategic review.

The Sported Foundation, is the UK’s leading sport for development charity.  The Foundation provides support to community and grassroots organisations which deliver ‘Sport for Development’ – projects which use sport as a tool to engage disadvantaged young people and help them, among many things, to get back to education, off drugs, out of gangs and off the street.

Eligibility: Only groups who have applied and been accepted as Sported. Only members can apply for support. For a list of member benefits please visit the website www.sported.org.uk

How can I become a Sported member?

Visit the Website: www.sported.org.uk  for full membership criteria and to complete the online member application process.
Email: [email protected]

St Stephen’s Green Trust

About

St Stephen’s Green Trust is a charitable foundation which respects human dignity and is committed to identifying and responding to issues of social injustice in Ireland. It manages a number of grant schemes which are open to voluntary and community organisations on the island of Ireland.

Funding Programmes

Over the next 3 to 5 years, we have six primary aims to give effect to our strategy to respond to particular inequalities which exist in Ireland.    

  1. Support the development and leadership capacity of Traveller men.
  2. Support strategies which improve the lives and life chances of prisoners / ex-prisoners and their families.
  3. Support strategies to improve the lives of asylum-seeker children and families in direct provision hostels.
  4. Continue to manage the Darndale Belcamp Grants Programme.
  5. Be flexible in our funding so we can support organisations seeking to address the root causes of inequalities in Ireland, particularly as they relate to our areas of particular interest.  This will include broader approaches to rethinking the framework for engagement between the State and civil society so that user voice and social analysis of root causes will contribute to an evidential approach to policy development. 
  6. Support new thinking and approaches to the problem of homelessness in Ireland, with a particular focus on tackling homelessness outside of Dublin. 

The number of grant programmes, grant deadlines and other criteria vary each year. Please check our website for up-to-date information - www.ssgt.ie

Contact

Orla O’Neill
Grants & Development Director
St Stephen’s Green Trust
PO Box, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Tel: (045) 480666
Email: [email protected]
Website:  www.ssgt.ie

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

About

An independent grant-making organisation, established in 1979, has seen its role as being ‘more than a grant-maker’, driving social change and building peace by tackling social exclusion, poverty and social injustice through grant-making, proactive community-based action and influencing policy development.

Funding Programmes

The Foundation works flexibly with other organisations and donors to establish funds and
manage grant-making programmes.  The size of grant varies depending on the amount of funding available and the level of impact demonstrated, with the majority of Funds providing grants under £10,000.

Application for grant assistance is via online application form (hard copies may be accepted in some instances). Before considering the submission of a funding request, potential applicants should seek further information from http://www.communityfoundationni.org/Grants or contact a member of the grants team at [email protected]

Contact

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
Community House
Citylink Business Park
Albert Street, Belfast 
BT12 4HQ 
Tel: 028 9024 5927     

OR
Unit 4, Rath Mór Centre
Blighs Lane
Creggan, Derry
Co. Londonderry 
BT48 0LZ
Tel: 028 7137 1547

The Honourable The Irish Society

About

 The Society is an historic charity which operates mainly in County Londonderry by using its assets to make small grants to not-for-profit organisations in the County.

Funding Programmes

Grants are currently limited to £500 max for a group; a 5 year rule applies to repeat applications.  Applications are considered by a Local Advisory Committee meeting 3 times a year, currently in February, June and October.  Closing dates for each meeting are normally 15th January, 15th May and 15th September.

In addition we now have a limited amount of funding available for NI charitable projects outside of County Londonderry: £2,000 max size of grant.

Contact

For more details and application forms, please visit the website:  www.honourableirishsociety.org.uk 

Or write to: The Honourable The Irish Society, 54 Castleroe Road, Coleraine BT51 3RL.  

Telephone: 028 7034 4796  
Email: [email protected]

The Ireland Funds Grant Round

About

Grants for Arts & Culture, Education, Peace & Reconciliation and Community Development
The Ireland Funds operate a $1 million Grant Round for non-profit organisations across the 32 counties in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Grant Round is highly competitive, with approximately 150 grants awarded at an average of €5000/£4,000.  

Contact 

Jordan Campbell
Programmes Manager
The Ireland Funds
The Victoria Buildings
2 Haddington Road
Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel : +35316627878 
Email: [email protected]
Website : www.theirelandfunds.org

The Prince’s Trust

About

The Prince's Trust supports 13 to 30 year olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year.

Many of the young people we help are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

Our programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.

We help young people:

  • Develop skills, prepare for work and improve their confidence through a structured 12-week personal development course, individually tailored development programmes and short engagement programmes
  • Improve motivation and attendance at school through our network of xl clubs
  • Work out whether self-employment is right for them by helping them test their business ideas, write plans and start their own businesses, or achieve other goals in education, training, volunteering or other work
  • Overcome barriers and get their lives working with cash awards of between £50 and £500, and mentor support for those leaving care or prison
  • Develop personal and social skills through residential schemes, group activities and tailored one-to-one support

Contact

The Prince's Trust Centre - Northern Ireland
Unit 8 Weavers Court
Belfast
BT12 5GH
T 028 9089 5000
F 028 9089 5038
email: [email protected]
website: www.princes-trust.org.uk

 

UnLtd – The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs

About

UnLtd support people who have the determination, passion and commitment to change the world around them.  We support individuals directly, not their ventures.  We offer a package of support and funding (awards up to £20,000) tailored to suit each individual along with one-to-one guidance from an Award Manager to help get their venture up and running.  We offer support for social entrepreneurs at various stages of their journey.   

Contact

Nuala Smyth
Awards Manager
Mobile: 075 4593 3816
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.unltd.org.uk

Ulster Garden Villages

About

Ulster Garden Villages Limited allocates funds to Capital and Revenue projects within Northern Ireland that improve the quality of life in the local community. The main objectives are Health, Disadvantaged sections of our society, Young People, Culture and Heritage and the Environment. 

Contact 

Mrs Valerie Ingram
Executive Director
Ulster Garden Villages Limited
Forestview, Purdys Lane
Belfast 
BT8 7AR 
Tel: 028 9049 1111: Office normally attended Tuesday –Thursday
Email: [email protected]

For further information, application form, guidelines and exclusions –please see Website: www.ulstergardenvillages.co.uk

Victoria Homes Trust

About

Purpose:

  1. To help and educate young people of both sexes under the age of 21
  2. 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.
  3. To assist in the training of young people to enable them to maintain themselves at the termination of their education and training.
  4. To assist other non-statutory bodies in carrying out any of the above objects

Policy: To assist voluntary projects in, for example the following fields:

  • Homelessness
  • Alcohol and Drug abuse
  • Counselling for young people

Contact

Please visit the website to read the full guidelines before contacting the Trust Secretary.

Derek H. Catney 
Secretary                
2 Tudor Court
Rochester Road
Belfast
BT6 9LB
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.victoriahomestrust.org.uk

NICVA

NICVA provides Secretariat to The NI Trust Group

Contact

NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
Tel: 028 9087 7777
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nicva.org

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