GrantTracker users find funding success

13 Aug 2015 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 10 Nov 2015

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In June NICVA surveyed all GrantTracker subscribers to ask them what they thought of GrantTracker, what funding they had sourced through GrantTracker, the impact of GrantTracker and any suggestions they had for improvements.

The feedback was very positive and demonstrated the impact of GrantTracker on the 85 organisations that responded. 93% of responses rated GrantTracker as excellent, very good and good, with over half rating it as excellent or very good. Thirty five subscribers reported that GrantTracker had helped them to source funding.

Some of the things people like about GrantTracker:

  • Wide and extensive range of grant making bodies
  • Detail on grants available
  • Direct links to funders' websites
  • Good search functionality.
  • Informative for fundraisers and easily navigated and personalised
  • Useful tracking facility and ability to make notes
  • Clear, concise and easy to use.

GrantTracker users reported sourcing funds from a variety of sources including Big Lottery Fund, Esme Fairbairn, Lloyds Foundation, Hedley Foundation, Children in Need, Henry Smith, Santander Foundation, SportNI and DARD, to name but a few.

The following comments from users will give you an idea of what people value about GrantTracker and the impact that it makes.

Grant Tracker has made an amazing difference to our organisation. It helps us see all funding available also gives us details needed to let us know if we are eligible or not for funding before we spend time filling in funding forms that are of no use to us. Also the fact that we can get reminders when certain grants are opening helps us remember to fill applications in.”

Links Women’s Group

It is a fantastic way to keep track of applications and to learn about local companies and trusts. In a year we earned £3,500 from a small investment. Thank you to NICVA - as a regionally based hospice without access to some of the big players in Belfast, it is a godsend.”

Southern Area Hospice Services

It's a really valuable resource to me when advising community organisations of potential funding sources to replace reducing government funding opportunities.”

Ligoniel Community Centre

It has been a bonus for sporting clubs to learn of other funding opportunities available and the grant tracker facility has made it so much easier to keep an eye on deadlines and availability of grants.”

Kilcoo GAC

You can have a look at what GrantTracker has to offer for only £100 a year for NICVA members by going to https://www.grant-tracker.org/.

 

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by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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