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Social Justice Small Grants Programme


Objectives:

Applications must demonstrate that their proposal will contribute to at least one of the following objectives:

  • Increase awareness of and contribute to building a culture of rights within and between communities, particularly those most marginalized from decision making
  • Support communities and marginalized groups to find solutions to contentious issues
  • Strengthen local capacity to advocate by building relationships/connections between communities, policy makers, politicians and funders

Target Group: The Community Sector

Locally based community groups and locally based ‘communities of interest’ with an interest in promoting or embedding human rights and social justice in their day to day work for and with their chosen communities

Size of Grant:

Up to a max of £5,000 per annum. An additional £1k to £1.5k Mentor support will also be provided. It will be a condition of the award that you work with a Mentor in the development of you project and issue(s).

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration for grant, the applicant groups must:

  • Be constituted and based in Northern Ireland or working towards being constituted
  • Have an active committee and bank account
  • Maintain financial records and present accounts to your AGM
  • Provide minutes of committee meetings
  • Have at least three cheque signatories who are unrelated
  • Have an income of £250k or less

The Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes. Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy. We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.

In Addition We Will Not Fund:

  • Activities that duplicate existing services;
  • Retrospective funding;
  • Capital build projects or large equipment purchases;
  • Promotion of religion;
  • Dinners, fund-raising promotions or other ticketed events;
  • Party political activity;
  • Individuals;
  • Substitution for statutory funding;
  • Projects where the Foundation’s contribution is a minor part of a larger funded initiative;
  • Initiatives that involve redistributing the funding as small grants;
  • Organisations that did not comply with reporting requirements of previous grant aid;
  • International trips;
  • Sole Traders or Private Business/Companies

Project Ideas:

  • Developing Community Charter
  • Rights/Culture/Identity Projects
  • “Benefit Take Up” Campaigns
  • Anti-Poverty Initiatives
  • Projects which contribute to Peace Building

Closing Date: Sep 30, 2019 13:00

Sep 30, 2019 13:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £5,000

  • Priorities:

  • Locally based community groups and locally based ‘communities of interest’ with an interest in promoting or embedding human rights and social justice in their day to day work for and with their chosen communities.

Ready To Apply?

Apply Now

Apply Now

The fund will be open for applications from 9am on 2nd September 2019, and will close at 1pm on 30th September 2019.

Apply online by clicking the following link:

Who to speak to

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Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team
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Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team

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