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Information from Zoom @ Noon Call - 02/03/21

If you were unable to attend our latest Zoom @ Noon call today (Tues 2/3/21) we heard from Majella Gollogly from Third Sector Connect and Orla Black from Community Foundation Northern Ireland. 

Below is some information from the event and if you would like to access the full Audio Recording of the call you can by contacting - 


InterTradeIreland Emergency Business Solutions Programme - Third Sector Connect

Third Sector Connect is listed as an approved supplier on the InterTradeIreland Emergency COVID-19 19 Business Solutions Programme. On this programme InterTradeIreland is offering 100% financial support up to £2000/ €2,250 towards professional advice from an approved supplier to address key business challenges as a result of COVID-19. Third Sector Connect is delighted to be listed as recognised supplier to enable delivery of this programme to Social Enterprises. To find out more click here or contact Majella on or 07591 830659


Enabling Growth Fund - Community Foundation NI

Closing Date: Mar 12, 2021 13:00

Grant size: 6 grants of up to £15,000, plus mentoring support of up to 30 hours.

Priorities: We will prioritise those that have a clear plan and can evidence potential growth in terms of number of beneficiaries, impact, service delivery and income generation; We are keen to see innovative approaches to growth; We will not be prescriptive about the theme or issue your organisation will be trying to address. We will, however, want to ensure that the support is to meet a charitable purpose.

The Enabling Growth Fund has been established through a partnership between The ARN Foundation, The Department of Communities and The Community Foundation.

This Match Philanthropy Fund is one of five new funds, each with a value of £100,000 set up with philanthropic funding donated by individuals, families, and charitable trusts which are matched by DfC.

The Enabling Growth Fund invites applications from the community and voluntary sector to develop approaches to growing service delivery for greater impact.

We want this fund to have enterprise development as a key focus, to enable growth of earned income as one key way to achieve greater financial resilience and self reliance and to improve your organisation’s capability in areas such as business development, leadership and impact.

This grant should put your charity in a stronger position to earn more income by scaling or developing an existing enterprising initiative or piloting a new idea. You will need to evidence how you will enable growth through this support.

For more information click here for slides which we used on the call or email Orla Black on