Funding opportunity for local voluntary organisations
Volunteer Now are currently inviting applications for the Small Grants Programme which is funded by the Department for Social Development.
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to small, locally based volunteer-involving organisations based in the 15 Council areas of Antrim, Ards, Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Down, Dungannon & South Tyrone, Fermanagh, Larne, Lisburn, Newry & Mourne, Newtownabbey and North Down.
The Programme is targeted specifically at projects with an annual income of less than £100,000 that promote volunteering amongst people not in paid work and other groups who are currently under-represented in the volunteering population.
You can complete the application online at http://grants.volunteernow.co.uk or alternatively for a hard copy of the application and guidance notes contact the Finance Team on 028 9023 2020
Closing date for applications is 3pm on Friday 2 November 2012
Information sessions about the grants will take place on:
Belfast & SE
- Monday 22 October 2012 - Volunteer Now, Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, 10am-12pm
- Monday 22 October 2012 - YMCA, Bangor, 10am-12pm
- Monday 22 October 2012 - Kairos Centre, Newcastle, 2pm-4pm
- Tuesday 23 October 2012 - YMCA, Lisburn, 10am-12pm
- Thursday 18 October 2012, Larne Town Hall - 10am - 12pm
- Monday 22 October 2012, Antrim Civic Centre - Whinstone Room - 10am - 12pm
- Tuesday 23 October 2012, Ballymena Library - 10am - 12pm
- Wednesday 24 October 2012, Carrickfergus Library - 10am - 12pm
- Thursday 25 October 2012, Newtownabbey Library - 10am - 12pm
- Monday 22 October 2012, Fermanagh House, Fermanagh, 4pm-6pm
- Monday 29 October 20112, St Patricks Trian, Armagh, 7pm-8.30pm
- Tuesday 30 October 2012, Ballybot House, Newry, 7pm-8.30pm
To book a place at an Information Session contact Sandra.Faulkner@volunteernow.co.uk / 028 9023 2020.
For more information go to www.volunteernow.co.uk