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17 January 2018

** Applications close 18 January at 12noon **

We are happy to announce that DfC have managed to secure funding towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2017/2018

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 2017/2018 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

There will be a very tight deadline for applications.  This is so that we can turnaround decisions quickly.  The deadline for return of completed applications is 12noon Thursday 18th January 2018

Due to this tight deadline (and to enable quick turnaround) applications will only be accepted through the application form rather than through an online portal.  You can download the application form and other userful information using the links below.

The application form should be completed and emailed along with all the supporting documents (constitution; volunteer policy; bank statement; accounts/income & expenditure) to: smallgrants@lcdi.co.uk 

Note - those groups who applied in November DO NOT need to apply again.  LCDI will contact previous applicants directly to complete an addendum to their original application.

If you require any further information about the Volunteering Small Grants Programme, please contact:

Johnny McShane, Small Grants Manager

LCDI, 24d Benevenagh Drive, Limavady BT49 0AQ

Tel: 028 777 65438

Mob: 07834 150401

Email: smallgrants@lcdi.co.uk