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DfC Small Grants for Volunteering - Now open for Applications

Published on: 23/08/2018

DfC have managed to secure funding towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2018/2019. These small grants are a lifeline to the voluntary/community sector and we welcome this encouraging development. Limavady Community Development Initiative Ltd (LCDI), acting as lead for the Association of Independent Volunteer Centres (AIVC), North West Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Now, are responsible for administering the Volunteering Small Grants programme as part of NI's Volunteering Strategy "Join in, get involved: build a better future".

The 2018/2019 grants are being limited to £1,200 and can only be used for the following:

  • Volunteer Recognition Event/Thank-You Event (Subsistence)
  • Travel • PPE (Protective Clothing)
  • Training – the Volunteer Centres are the ideal choice to do the training through and they will help you through all stages from choice of training, to getting the correct paperwork for your small grant. 
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Rent
  • Insurance

The deadline for return of completed applications is 12noon Monday 3rd September 2018.

The application form should be completed and emailed along with all the supporting documents (constitution; volunteer policy; bank statement; accounts/income & expenditure) to the following email address:

Download application form here >>

Download guidance notes here >>

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