Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme
Launched by Local Councils, NIHE, McDonald's UK & Ireland and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that improve the health and well being of communities whilst helping to improve and/or maintain public spaces.
Grants are available from £500 to £5,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects throughout Northern Ireland.
In light of COVID-19, the Scheme will also make available funding to community groups enabling them to support the needs of local people impacted through reduced contact with society.
The deadline for applications is 18th May 2020 at 12 noon: https://liveherelovehere.etinu.net/cgi-bin/generic?instanceID=52
Emergency Funding announced for NI Artists and Arts Organisations Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA announced a new Creative Support Fund totalling £1.5 million to support the arts sector in Northern Ireland during the Coronavirus crisis. The Department for Communities is contributing £1 million to support arts organisations and the Arts Council is contributing £500,000 from its National Lottery Fund to support freelance artists, creative practitioners and performers.
The Creative Support funding package comprises two strands. Both funds will be administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. For further information check the http://artscouncil-ni.org/news/arts-council-opens-emergency-programme-for-artists-and-performers