Who can apply:
Applications are invited from community and voluntary sector organisations who are supporting social care needs in Northern Ireland during the covid 19 threat.
The threat of covid 19, and the further isolation of older people, is likely to continue to remain for at least four to six months.
Funding will be focused on those organisations who can adapt and have been innovative, to enable them to support those most in need at this time.
What can be supported within the fund themes?
There will be five grants offered of £10,000 to five different organisations.
Examples of potential projects that we may be able to support include:
We expect projects to include:
The Fund will not support:
The Community 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 ie those linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.
In addition the Community Foundation will not support the following:
Applying to the McCall Social Care Fund
The applications will be invited through an online application on the Community Foundation’s website www.communityfoundationni.org and will follow two stages:
Stage One: Initial online application via the Community Foundation’s website by 1:00pm on 1st June 2020. This MUST include an organisation strength checker – https://vcsestrengthchecker.org.uk/. This must be attached to your application, and must help shape the nature of what you are requesting financial assistance for.
Stage Two: Shortlisted applications will be invited to present their project to the McCall Foundation panel representatives, and other sector leaders, late June, early July 2020. This will consist of a ten minute presentation, followed by approximately ten minutes of discussion and questions from the fund panel representatives. Please note that depending on government restrictions and social distancing guidelines, this presentation may require to be done remotely using an online platform.
Closing Date: Jun 1, 2020 13:00
Jun 1, 2020 13:00
The fund aims to make a small number of awards to those organisations working in the community and voluntary sector, who are delivering innovative and new projects offering additional value in social care at this time, in areas where statutory support is falling short of need, is limited, or in some places at the moment non existent, as the public sector focuses on emergencies. The area of benefit is County Antrim only.
It is recommended that you read our Grant FAQs before starting your grant application. Should you have any further questions please contact the Grants Team.