This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the health service and save lives.
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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.

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2. Community News
Mind Body Mood Link 🧘

Monday 22nd February 1.30pm

This session will be facilitated by Des McCready who is both a Trainer and Wellbeing Support Mentor on the STRIDE (Support & Training to Realise Individual Development & Employment) programme with USEL. He delivers a wide range of courses including Wellbeing Support workshops (Coping with Anxiety, Confidence building, Mood Management etc) as well as providing 1-1 Wellbeing support sessions to STRIDE clients in areas such as helping support someone struggling with anxiety, addiction, anger or confidence/self-esteem.

The Session will cover:

👉 Facts about the link between your mind and your body and mood
👉 The role of sunshine (Vit D) in improving your mood
👉 The link between Food and Mood
👉 The importance of good Sleep hygiene
👉 Challenging negative automatic thoughts

Email or telephone 028 2766 1335 to register for this session and receive your Zoom link.

The Northern Adult Autism Advisory Service continues to operate by telephone or email on the 1st Tuesday of every month 028 2766 1335/ 
It's amazing to know that just one organ donor can save or improve the lives of up to nine people.
Have your say on the gift that keeps on giving in the consultation on organ donation at: before 5pm this Friday 19 Feb.
We are being inundated with queries at the moment and are unable to answer them all  on Facebook. If you have a query please email or use our web form-
Thank you!
3. Fundraising News


New Funding This Week 🆕


Rosa & Smallwood Trust: Women Thrive Fund

Delivered by Rosa and Smallwood Trust, the Women Thrive Fund is distributing grants of up to £40,000 to specialist women’s organisations across the UK working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience. 

Tudor Trust Grants

UK-wide funder which particularly wants to help smaller, community-led organisations which work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations which support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. In 2019/2020 92% of their grants took the form of core funding.  No maximum or minimum grant, though it is unusual for them to make a grant of less than £10,000. 


Anchor Foundation

Supporting Christian charities concerned with social inclusion, particularly through ministries of healing and the arts. Grants range from £500 to £10,000.


Hilden Charitable Fund

Awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries which address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at community level. 


The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. They distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to over £5million, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage.  COVID-19 meant a revised approach to what they will fund. They have created a supplementary document that sets out their Priorities for National Lottery Grants for Heritage for 2021-22. This is a formal part of the programme guidance until April 2022.



Upcoming Deadlines 📅


Enkalon Foundation (Closing Date, 24th February)

A local grant-making trust working in the fields of cross-community, unemployment and generally helping disadvantaged people. Historically the range of applicants covers youth groups, senior citizens clubs, charities, self help groups, animal welfare, arts and mental health groups.  Applications of up to £6000 are accepted, but the average grant is £1000. 


Building the Community Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) (Round 40, Level 1 Closing Date 25th February 2021)

Aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address local health and social wellbeing needs using a community development approach.  Funds work which increases local people's skills, encourages community activity and self help, increases local people's understanding of health issues and encourages local people to play a role in promoting health.


Sport NI: Athlete Awards (Nomination Deadline, 4pm 26th February)

In this investment (where applicable), Sport NI will contribute to the essential personal living costs of an athlete.  Governing Bodies of sports can nominate athletes for the Athlete Awards. Applications submitted directly from athletes will not be considered.


Scott Bader: Commonwealth Global Charity Fund (Application Deadline 26th February)

Global Charity Fund to help young or disadvantaged people, especially anyone suffering deprivation and discrimination, such as poor, homeless and vulnerable women and children, minority communities, particularly where people are affected by: poverty, a lack of education, malnutrition and disease.  They recommend that first time applicants only apply for between £2000-£4000. 

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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