Funding

We provide access to regular, reliable and up-to-date funding information to help the sector, from resources to help your funding applications succeed, to GrantTracker our dedicated funding toolkit; a valuable resource for charities and communities.

£3.3million Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector Covid Recovery Fund launched

12 Nov 2020Shauna O'Neill Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding

The Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector (VCSE) Covid Recovery Fund has been launched today to help the sector to safely deliver essential services during the Covid-19 crisis.

Funding announced for culture, languages, arts and heritage sectors

28 Oct 2020Shauna O'Neill Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesFunding

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has given the green light for further financial support to be released to support the culture, language, arts and heritage sectors.

Success in funding applications(CFNI) webinar resources

14 Oct 2020Sandra Bailie FundraisingAccelerator Programme, Funding, Fundraising, Webinar Recordings

On 14 October Lynn Kennedy from NICVA delivered a webinar on Success in Funding Applications as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities (DfC). 

£100,000 grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives launches

3 Sep 2020Shauna O'Neill FundraisingFunding

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched the 2020/21 Road Safety Grant Scheme which offers individuals and community groups an opportunity to apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives.

Charities urged to apply for emergency funding

29 Jul 2020Shauna O'Neill COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID-19 Charities Fund, Funding

Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.

£15.5m fund to support charity sector during COVID-19 crisis to open on Monday

9 Jun 2020Shauna O'Neill COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID-19 Charities Fund, Funding

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.     

Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme

2 Apr 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding, Fundraising, grants

The Clothworkers' Foundation is designating £300,000 to provide small and medium charities responding to the COVID 19 outbreak with capital grants of up to £5,000 each.

Fundraising advice and resources COVID-19

27 Mar 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding, Fundraising

A list of useful guidance, resources and links to websites to help you during this difficult time

Statements from key trusts & foundations on their COVID-19 responses

27 Mar 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)funders, Funding, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Many funders have demonstrated flexibility during this time. Some with extra funding, others with allowing grant variations.  Below are links to statements by individual funders on how they are tackling COVID-19.

NICVA hosts Consultation Event on the new EU PEACE PLUS Programme for 2021-2027

20 Feb 2020Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsFunding

Representatives from across the VCSE Sector have their say on the development of the new PEACE PLUS Programme 2021-2027