Purpose of the Fund:
The Acorn Giving Circle (AGC) is made up of a group of women who aim to make a positive contribution to improving the lives of people from Derry – Londonderry in a small but meaningful way. It was formed in 2012 as a response to the establishment of the Acorn Fund (AF), a fund within the Community Foundation for NI (CFNI).
The funds generated by AGC are now available in the form of small grants for charitable or community groups / organisations. Grant size is up to £500. Acorn Giving Circle aims to prioritise its support to where the need is greatest and where it can make a significant difference.
Priorities: Children and Young People, Older People and Local Impacts of Climate
Grant Size: Up to £500
While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications for projects that address the following:
Examples of the types of activities that may be supported:
The Acorn Giving Circle (AGC) will not support:
Amount of funding available:
Small grants of up to £500. Acorn Giving Circle aims to prioritise its support to where the need is greatest and where it can make a significant difference.
Who can apply?
In Addition We Will Not Fund:
The Foundation will also 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.
References will be sought and applicants may be required to demonstrate need for support. Successful grant recipients will be required to keep a record of expenditure including receipts. Grant recipients will be required to write a short report detailing how the grant helped them.
Decisions on grants made by the Committee of the Acorn Giving Circle are final. Any canvassing for grants may lead to disqualification.
For further information please email Shauna Kelpie at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Derry- Londonderry office on 028 7137 1547 or telephone Shauna on 07796 264635.
Closing Date: Nov 25, 2019 13:00
Nov 25, 2019 13:00
Grants of up to £500
While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications for projects that address the following: • Children / young people who live in the Derry~ Londonderry city and environs • the project should demonstrate that it is a new initiative within your organisation/group and not your normal business • Projects that allow older people to stay connected within their communities and can also have an inter-generational element. • Projects and activities which are concerned with raising awareness about local impacts of climate change on vulnerable people in our community e.g. older people and children Examples of the types of activities that may be supported: • Supporting children through bereavement; play and learning projects; health and well-being projects; fun and play projects; social awareness projects. • Projects that bring older people together in activities that are fun and unique e.g. silent discos, more than the normal luncheon clubs. • Could be a project that you have developed through learning from previous work you’ve done.
The fund will be open for applications on 6th November 2019, and will close at 1:00pm on 25th November 2019.
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Fund Development Officer