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Published on: 03/07/2019

Please see below latest funding opportunities available:

Small Grants Scheme 2019-20 - Making Life Better and 'Take 5' Steps to Wellbeing Grants Funding (Western, Belfast, Southern and South-Eastern Areas) – Closing Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 3.00 pm

Two types of awards are available under this scheme:

  1. Award one grants - Up to £1,000 that non-constituted and constituted non-profit taking Community/Voluntary Sector groups can apply for.
  2. Award two grants - Between £1,001 and to a maximum of £5,000 for constituted, non-profit taking Community/Voluntary sector groups.

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Comic Relief: Children Surviving and Thriving - Closing 10 July 2019 at 1:00pm

Managed by the Community Foundation NI, grants of up to £5000 are available to enable all children to survive and to achieve their potential during the first years of life - through good health, nutrition, opportunities for early learning, responsive and supportive caregiving, safety and protection.


Flexible Workspace Loan Scheme – Closing Friday 30 August 2019

Invest NI are currently inviting expressions of interest from property developers with plans to develop start-up and early stage grow on workspace. The scheme will offer loans up to a maximum of 40% of total development costs. Subsidised interest rates will only apply for the initial loan period and interest rates will revert to commercial rates thereafter.

Proposals submitted will be required to align with both Council and Invest NI strategic priorities. Plans will also be expected to have appropriate council endorsement with comment on alignment to strategic targets and also the supply of similar workspace in the council area.

There will be a scoring and ranking process at the initial Expression of Interest stage and those considered eligible to progress will be subject to Invest NI’s internal approvals process which includes a robust diligence and challenge process.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm Friday 30 August 2019.

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