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FUNDING: European Year of Volunteering 2011 Small Grants Open for Northern Ireland

Volunteer Now is administering the European Year of Volunteering 2011 Small Grants Programme which is funded by the Department for Social Development.

The programme is designed to encourage and support volunteering by funding a wide range of volunteer-involving organisations.

It is targeted specifically at projects with an annual income of less than £100,000 that promote volunteering amongst people not in paid work and other groups who are currently under-represented in the volunteering population. 

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to small, locally based volunteer-involving organisations which address at least one of the objectives of the European Year of Volunteering:

  • Creating an enabling environment for volunteering.
  • Improve the quality of voluntary activities.
  • Rewarding and recognizing voluntary activities.
  • Raising awareness about the value and importance of volunteering.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 August 2011 at 12 noon.

For more information please click here (opens in new window).

Source: Volunteer Now, 21/07/2011