Community Change - Funding Bulletin - 2 September 2014


2015 GSK IMPACT Awards

The GSK IMPACT Awards recognise and reward small to medium sized charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.
The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards are an annual scheme, funded by GlaxoSmithKline as part of the company’s commitment to promote community health and well-being. The awards have been running since 1997, and are organised and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care. The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards recognise and reward small to medium sized charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.

The IMPACT Awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-care related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £25,000 and £2 million. They must be individually constituted from any national organisation.

? Up to ten winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding and one overall winner receiving an extra £10,000
? Up to 10 runners up will receive £3,000
? Award winners will be offered free training and development valued at up to £6,000
? The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you don’t have to present a new project
? Each winning organisation is offered free leadership training and invited to take part in a programme of free development activities

Aware Defeat Depression – based in Northern Ireland, working to help reduce the stigma surrounding depression was one of the 10 winners in 2014. Winning organisations will have a professional film made, receive support with press and publicity and will be given a set of promotional materials. They will also be offered two places on the GSK IMPACT Awards training programme.

In 2015 there will be three days of training leading up to the high profile GSK IMPACT Awards ceremony at the Science Museum. After this participants will be invited to join the wider GSK IMPACT Awards Network. This connects past award winners both online and at meetings held across the UK, to get and give support, share best practice and continue their professional development.

How to apply

For more information on how to apply please visit the website:

Deadline for application is 5pm on Friday 19 September 2014

Funding Bulletin

BBC Children In Need Main Grants BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. BBC Children in Need's Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profits.

Grants are awarded for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

1. Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
2. Any kind of disability
3. Behavioural or psychological difficulties
4. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

BBC Children in Need award 2 sizes of grants:

? Small Grants - For grants of up to £10,000 in one year, a short application form focuses on the differences made to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. There are 5 decision points in the year, with applications received by 1st April, June, September, December and February hearing the outcome in early June, August, November, February and April.

? Main grants (over £10,000 for up to 3 years) have a two stage application process. An initial application eliminates those with low prospects of success at an early stage, with those who are successful invited to make a full application. There are 2 remaining decision points in the year, with applications received by 15 September and 15 January being decided by mid- February and June respectively.

The next relevant deadline is Monday 15 September 2014 for the Main Grants Scheme and for Small Grants 1 December 2014.

How to Apply

For more information go to the website or contact the local office on 028 9033 8221.
BBC Broadcast Appeals – Calls for Applications

Applications are now being invited for upcoming Broadcast Appeal slots on local television and radio. These opportunities will be available from January 2015 onwards.

Broadcast Appeals on BBC television and radio in Northern Ireland provide an important opportunity for local charities to promote their work. Appeals can be used to increase awareness of services or to seek volunteers and/or donations. These short programmes are produced with technical and editorial support from the BBC.

They reach a large and diverse audience and have been part of the BBC’s work in Northern Ireland for almost 90 years.

Organisations wishing to apply for a Broadcast Appeal should generally operate on a region-wide basis. Appeals for international projects will also be considered.

How to Apply

Applications are now being invited for Broadcast Appeal slots that will become available from January 2015 onwards. Please visit to find our more and to download an Application form.

Completed applications should be completed by Wednesday 17 September 2014.

Briefing Sessions

The BBC will be holding a Briefing Session to describe the application process for Broadcast Appeals and provide some useful advice on what makes a successful Appeal, making use of recent examples from BBCNI television and radio. It will also look at key assessment criteria and evaluation requirements for these broadcast opportunities.

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 10.00am – 12.00pm
BBC Blackstaff House, 62-66 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BZ

To confirm attendance, or to find out more about this event, please contact via Tel: 02890 338210

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis.
Money for Life Challenge – Lloyds Banking Group

The Money for Life Challenge is a UK-wide competition to find the most innovative and impactful ways that young people can improve the money management skills of their friends, families and communities. Money for Life is delivered across Northern Ireland by NOW, a social enterprise that supports people with barriers to employment and learning.

Money for Life is Lloyds Banking Group's award winning financial capability and personal money skills programme, targeted at the further education, adult and community learning sector, and delivered in partnership with further education sector partners in the four nations of the UK. Local teams of young people between the ages of 16-24 and who want to run a money management activity in their community can apply for a grant of £500 to help run their project by visiting the Money for Life Challenge website at

This scheme is aimed at 16 to 24 year olds and part of a group of young people that want to put a money-saving idea into practice, or are part of an organisation in further education, work-based learning or adult community learning that works with young people who might be interested in taking part. Last year the Money for Life Challenge helped launch more than 300 new projects across the UK. In Northern Ireland, up to 40 grants were awarded to money-saving projects developed by teams of youths from further education colleges and the work-based or adult learning community.


Before you apply, you need to:

Get a team together - Teams can be made up of between three and ten 16 to 24 year old learners from your organisation

Find a project sponsor - A project sponsor can be any adult employed to work with young people at your learning organisation

Come up with an idea – You can view some ideas at the following link

How to Apply

For more details please contact NOW on
Tel: 028 9043 6400,
The application period for the Money for Life Challenge runs from 1 September to 21 November 2014.
Local Funding Opportunities

Belfast PCSP Youth awards 2014

The Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) Youth Awards recognise the young people that are making a positive impact in their communities. Belfast PCSP want to hear from the individuals and groups who have worked with them to build safer, shared communities, helped improve confidence in policing, or promoted young people’s rights. The top three nominees in each award category will be invited to a ceremony in City Hall on Friday 7 November. Winners will be awarded a trophy and £500 for the organisation they worked with.

Award categories:

There are 10 award categories.

Four Community Safety Awards (one for north, south, east and west Belfast) - Sponsored by the Belfast District
Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (DPCSP)
Creativity and Arts Award - Sponsored by the Thomas Devlin Trust
Building Confidence in the Police Award - Sponsored by the PSNI
Belfast Youth Forum Award
Youth Justice Agency Award
Youth Work Award - Sponsored by the Belfast Education and Library Board
Best of Belfast Award - Awarded to the group or person considered to have made an outstanding contribution to their community and the city of Belfast.

How to enter

If you're under 21 and think that you, or someone you know, has made a positive contribution in making your community a better place to live, enter by downloading the application form from the following link:
Please send completed application forms to or PCSP Belfast City Hall Belfast BT1 5GS
For more information, contact Aileen Turley on 028 9027 0469 

The closing date for nominations is Friday 3 October at 4pm.
Don’t forget the Community Change Money Mondays Service 

Money Mondays - a new FREE service is being piloted where a group can book a 1 hour funding support session with James Laverty (Community Change - Facilitation, Training and Development Officer). James will identify funding opportunities for your group and provide guidance on applying to funders.
If you are successful in attaining funding as a result of this bulletin please let Community Change know.