Small Grants for Volunteering Now Open

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The County Down Rural Community Network is delighted to announce that the Department for Communities has managed to secure funding towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2018/2019.

These small grants are a lifeline to the voluntary/community sector and we welcome this encouraging development.  Limavady Community Development Initiative Ltd (LCDI), acting as lead for the Association of Independent Volunteer Centres (AIVC), North West Volunteer Centre & Volunteer Now, are responsible for administering the Volunteering Small Grants programme as part of NI’s Volunteering Strategy “Join in, get involved: build a better future“.

 The 2018/2019 grants are being limited to £1,200 and can only be used for the following:

  • Volunteer Recognition Event / Thank-You Event (Subsistence)
  • Travel
  • PPE (Protective Clothing)
  • Training – the Volunteer Centres are the ideal choice to do the training through and they will help you through all stages from choice of training, to getting the correct paperwork for your small grant (details of Volunteer Centres attached)
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Rent
  • Insurance

 The deadline for return of completed applications is:  12noon Monday 3rd September 2018

 “We are only accepting applications through the attached application form rather than through an online portal.

“The application form should be completed and emailed along with all the supporting documents (constitution; volunteer policy; bank statement; accounts/income & expenditure) to the following email address…”

smallgrants@lcdi.co.uk