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Trusts & Foundations Symposium 2022

24 Mar 2022

Trusts & Foundations Symposium 2022

Meeting a prospective funder face-to-face is the quickest way to cultivate a relationship and take the first step in completing a successful application. This year we will host our eighth annual Symposium and over the years we have facilitated over 500 one-to-one funding surgeries, which have helped generate substantial amounts of money and support for the Cultural Sector in Northern Ireland.

We are so excited to bring back this event as an in-person conference at a time when income diversification has never been more important for arts charities.

This year attendees will hear directly from the Foundations on their funding priorities, how these have changed in light of the last two years, and top tips for successful applications.

The plenary session will once again be followed by one-to-one surgeries with the Trusts and Foundations.

 

THE TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS

This year we are delighted to have 7 leading charitable funders joining us at the Symposium. Before booking, please read the below information and visit their websites to ensure you know their key aims & objectives, and your eligibility to the trust.

BBC Children in Need

Main Goal: To help ensure every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

Eligible Organisations: Not-for-profits with 3 or more board members

Website: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/

 

Community Foundation NI

Main Goal: Independent, grant making trust, inspiring generosity and achieving impact. Encouraging and supporting those who want to give and empower the local community to effect change.

Eligible Organisations: Registered Charities

Website: https://communityfoundationni.org/achieving-impact/available-grants/

 

DWF Foundation

Main Goal: Providing funds, resources and mentoring support to help individuals, groups and communities to achieve their full potential.

Eligible Organisations: Registered Charities

Website: https://dwfgroup.com/en/about-us/dwf-foundation

 

Halifax Foundation NI

Main Goal: Committed to supporting underfunded, grassroots charities that enable people, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to play a fuller role in society.

Eligible Organisations: Registered Charities with income <£1million

Website: https://www.halifaxfoundationni.org/

 

Jerwood Arts

Main Goal: Supporting artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. Collaborating with organisations across art forms to imagine a more sustainable sector.

Eligible Organisations: Not-for-profits

Website: https://jerwoodarts.org/

 

The National Lottery Community Fund

Main Goal: Awarding money raised by National Lottery players to fund great ideas that help communities to thrive.

Eligible Organisations: Not-for-profits

Website: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Main Goal: To partner with inspiring organisations and individuals to make sure that people facing disadvantage are at the heart of leading change and designing solutions to overcome inequality.

Eligible Organisations: Not-for-profits

Website: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/

 

BOOKING YOUR PLACE

Tickets are available from Eventbrite - Arts & Business NI Trusts & Foundations Symposium

Tickets for the full day are available for £15 + VAT for A&B NI Members and £25 + VAT for non-members.

A&B NI Members also have the option of booking a Plenary Only ticket for £10 + VAT.

When booking, you will be asked to order the funders in your order of preference for the one-to-one sessions. Please be aware that this event will book fast and the surgeries will be allocated on a first-come, first serve basis.

Our Funders & Partners

Arts & Business NI is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.