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This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
Royal Wedding 29th April 2011 
 
We have been contacted by the BBC who are making a programme to mark the 10th wedding anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They are keen to hear from anyone who celebrated that day in their own special way; it might have been holding a street party, visiting a public event, or perhaps you even got married yourself!

If you would like the chance to contribute to the programme, please email RoyalWedding.2011@bbc.co.uk with your name and details of your day. Thank you.
While staff are working remotely you can still contact us for assistance on 02893 359777  just leave a message and someone will return your call

We are here to help with any issues you may be facing as a result of the current lockdown. If you are in difficulty as a result of isolation or loss of income please send us a message on our Facebook page or contact a staff member directly.

Staff can be contacted by email
Janice - janicecherry@btconnect.com
Stephen - stephen1ccf@btconnect.com
Lucy - lucysimms@btconnect.com
2. Community News
Are you struggling to make healthy choices during the pandemic? 🤔
If so, we can help! Spaces are now available on our free Step Into Action programme! 🙌
Our Health and Wellbeing Coaches are here to help you move towards a healthier you as we all move out of lockdown.
Sessions are being delivered online during the current lockdownl 🖥️
Dermot from Belfast said; "Since the start of the programme I have lost almost 20 pounds and I now walk every day and have made improvements to my diet. I feel healthier and better about myself. My changes have also inspired my wife to make positive changes to her life also."
Read the full story below! 👇
Step Into Action today and make improvements to reduce your cancer risk!
Please call 📞 028 9080 3344 or 🖱️ book online at www.actioncancer.org/bookings
Step Into Action is supported by
The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland
Even when wearing a face covering, you still need to practise social distancing.
The fewer people you come into contact with, the less chance #COVID19 has to spread. http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/coronavirus
Northern Ireland Executive
NHSCT health visitors are hosting a virtual sleep workshop on managing safe sleeping practices for your baby 🌜

Parents of all babies up to one year are welcome to join 👶

Date: Thursday 18th March 2021
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Via zoom

To book a place, please contact Laura on 02894 424600 during normal office hours (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) 
 
We are delighted to inform you that we have successfully secured funding through the AFCFT to run a number of Veterans film projects across Northern Ireland. We hope to start delivering the project very soon. If interested, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Veterans Film Project will equip veterans with skills in camera-work, script-writing, lighting, sound, editing and set-etiquette, so they can produce, film, direct, and edit their films. Taught by industry professionals, the project will enhance teamwork skills, raise self-esteem, promote positive mental health and overall wellbeing.
We are delighted to inform you that we have successfully secured funding through the AFCFT to run a number of Veterans film projects across Northern Ireland. We hope to start delivering the project very soon. If interested, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The Veterans Film Project will equip veterans with skills in camera-work, script-writing, lighting, sound, editing and set-etiquette, so they can produce, film, direct, and edit their films. Taught by industry professionals, the project will enhance teamwork skills, raise self-esteem, promote positive mental health and overall wellbeing. 
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Queen’s University Belfast is offering 215 free places across a range of competitive leadership and management courses.
 
Funded by the Department for the Economy NI, the courses are available to individuals in Northern Ireland who have been directly impacted by the pandemic through furlough, redundancy, or those who have been unable to gain employment in their field. This is a great time to acquire free, in-demand skills to advance career opportunities for returning to the workforce. 
 
Delivered by the Clinton Leadership Institute and QUB Graduate School, the impactful courses boost leadership and management skills covering a range of areas including leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship, finance, digital transformation, and management.
 
The courses commence from March to May 2021 with delivery by QUB experts via interactive, live, online delivery. All applicants must have access to a computer and internet connection.
 
Applications are now open until Monday 15 March at 4.00pm.
 
For more information about the courses available, including eligibility, admissions and application information, please visit: https://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/funded-leadership-management-courses/
 
If you have any queries about the initiative, the courses on offer at the Clinton Leadership Institute or the interactive, virtual delivery, please contact below:
 
Rachel Lauder
Marketing & Sales Coordinator
 Email: R.Lauder@qub.ac.uk Telephone: + 44 (0) 28 9097 4665 | Website: leadershipinstitute.co.uk Twitter: @LeadershipQUB


 
 
DON'T DELAY
The post-primary application process closes at 4pm next Tuesday, March 16. It is important that you apply before this time. If you have not started your application we would encourage that you do so now. You can continue to upload documentation and supporting evidence to show how your child meets the criteria for the schools you are selecting as preferences up to the closing date. https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
Treat yourself or why not make it a lovely gift for your mum this Mother's Day by purchasing a virtual ticket for our upcoming online beauty event 💝
Tickets are £15 for access to the event where we will be joined by
The Secret Day Spa
,
Lusso Tan
and
Lauren Rowan Studios
for all the beauty industry tips and tricks 💅
All proceeds are going directly to Action Cancer.
Secure your place now:
💌 events@actioncancer.org
📞 07928 668543

Weir announces dates for CCEA 2021 examination results

Date published: 25 February 2021
Education Minister Peter Weir has announced the dates for results of CCEA 2021 examinations.
Dates for CCEA Exams results
Dates for CCEA exams results
The Minister has today confirmed that students will receive CCEA AS and A level results on 10 August 2021 followed by the release of GCSE results on 12 August 2021.
The Minister said: “Given the importance of A level results for admission to universities, it is important that CCEA AS and A level results are aligned with those from other jurisdictions to ensure that Northern Ireland pupils are not disadvantaged.”

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3. Fundraising News
Seeking funding for a project? Next Thursday, 
Northern Ireland Policing Board
 will be launching the Police Property Fund Small Grant Scheme with a live webinar – register your attendance now.
Did you know we’re now open to funding applications for round 2 of our Climate Action Fund? In this round we’ll be focussing on supporting projects addressing waste and sustainable consumption.
Interested? Find out more. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/.../climate-action...

New Funding This Week 🆕

 
 

The Prospectory: I've Got An Idea Fund


I’ve got an idea” is a micro fund for individuals (or small groups or organisations) who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out.  Grants of £250 to £5000 are available.

Charities Aid Foundation: Patient Organisations Recovery Fund {Closing Midday, 22nd March)


This fund aims to enable patient organisations in the UK to continue their vital work despite the pressures facing the sector as a result of the pandemic.  The fund offers unrestricted grants of between £5,000 and £20,000, up to a maximum of 25% of your budgeted core staff costs and overheads for 2021/22 financial year.

 

The National Lottery Community Fund (UK Office): Climate Action Fund (Initial Application Deadline, 5pm, 8th April)


CAF is part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s Environment Strategy. This second funding round offers £8 million to 10 million to support medium-scale to large-scale projects addressing waste and consumption. Their focus remains on place-based, community-led partnerships that will make the changes in their community they believe will have the biggest impact on climate change.

 

The National Lottery Community Fund: Growing Great Ideas


Supporting transformational and long-term change, they’re looking to fund visionary initiatives that go beyond individual organisations, and instead focus on ecologies, platforms, ecosystems, assemblages, networks and constellations. The minimum grant size is £150,000. The minimum length is two years and funding can be for up to ten years in some circumstances.


 

Patagonia: Environment Grants


Patagonia supports environmental organizations with bold, direct-action agendas and a commitment to long-term change. Their typical grant size varies from program to program, but generally ranges between $5,000 and $20,000.

 

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust


The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust makes grants to support people with a learning disability after they reach normal school leaving age, to learn skills to help them live more independent lives.

 

William and Jane Morris Fund: Church Conservation Grants


This church conservation scheme awards grants of £500 to £5000 to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the UK for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs.
 
 
 

Upcoming Deadlines 📅

 

The Skinners' Company: The Lady Neville Charity (Next Closing Date 12th March)


Provides capital grants for Arts and Heritage projects (UK wide), and any charitable activity in key areas of Company interest (specific London boroughs and West Kent). Grants of up to £1,000 are available for capital items.

 

Sea-Changers: 2021 Coastal Fountain Fund (Closing Date 15th March)


The fund aims to reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats by funding communities to purchase water drinking fountains and install them for use by the public in busy or environmentally important areas.  Grants of up to £2,000 are available, per applicant, towards the cost of a fountain.

Ulverscroft Foundation (Next Application Deadline 15th March)


Supports projects (both UK and overseas) which have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people, or people with a print disability.  Applicants need not necessarily be a charity: they can be a CIC or social group. The Ulverscroft Foundation supports a wide range of grants eanging from around £100 to £500,000.
 
 
 

To see ALL new and updated funds and deadlines, plus over 860 other funding schemes in a one-stop format, subscribe to NI's Leading database, GrantTracker, for just £100 a year for NICVA members and £145 for non-members here.


You can see ALL current and paused COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's constantly updated COVID-19 Fundraising Hub

 

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