This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
If you wish to register for any of our courses please CLICK HERE
2. Community News
Support for drugs and alcohol misuse is available in your local area.
During the pandemic these services have and will continue to support you and your families.
Find out where your nearest support service is by visiting
Reach out and get help.

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Help make our future fair - share your story

The Human Rights Consortium believe that a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland is a crucial part of building a fairer future for everyone here and they want to hear from YOU!

Help them #MakeOurFutureFair by sharing your story about how a Bill of Rights could change your life
Someone close to you mishearing things? It might be time for them to take our free 3 minute online check. Click below to find out more

Share our free 3 minute online hearing check
Do you need some help getting a job?
Our new Unlock Skills for Work programme will give you a head start with your job search. Take part in a range of interactive workshops including, confidence building, social media, CV development and more!
It’s a free, flexible course taking place on the Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th June for young people aged 16-30.
For more info on this great programme, just follow the link below!

Unlock Skills For Work - Free Programme
To celebrate Men's Health Week (14th - 21st June) we are holding some free online 'Mood Matters' sessions for men!
The sessions are taking place over zoom on Weds 16th June.
They will explore issues related to men's mental health including how to manage feelings of stress and anxiety 🧠
There are two sessions at the following times:
10.30am - 12.30pm
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Sign up here >

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Applications for Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Clothing Allowance can now be made online for School Year 2021/22. All parents and guardians, including new applicants will need to apply online. You STILL need to apply if you have done so in previous years

Please visit to apply. You will also find more information about the process at this link.

We also have a dedicated helpdesk if you have any queries or difficulties accessing the online application. The helpdesk can be contacted on 02890 418044 from 9am to 4:30pm or you can email

New JobStart opportunities at Disability Action

Disability Action is delighted to offer two opportunities under the JobStart Scheme funded by the Department for Communities. We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join our team:
  1. Digital Resources Assistant - to help us to develop online digital / multimedia resources for participants with disabilities, who we are supporting to progress towards, move into and sustain paid employment.  
  2. IT Support Engineer - to assist in providing 2nd/3rd line support for all aspects of our IT systems across the organisation.
These vacancies are JobStart opportunities and are ring fenced for disabled applicants only. Candidates must be unemployed 16-24 year olds and must be directed to their work coach in their jobs and benefits offices. Applicants do not have to be on benefits to apply.

If you currently don't get support from any of Disability Action's services and need some support to apply for these roles please contact Anne Reid, our Job Match Manager (Interim) T. 028 9029 7880 E.  
Read more about the two JobStart opportunities on our website

3. Fundraising News

New Funding This Week 🆕


DfC – Small Capital Grants Scheme 2020/21

A £950,000 Fund is available for partnerships of grassroots voluntary and community organisations across Northern Ireland to purchase items of equipment that will enhance the activities and services they provide to the local community. Applications must include a minimum of 2 organisations.

Poundland Foundation: Kits-for-Kids

Grants of up to £750 are available to local children’s sports clubs or organisations working to improve children’s fitness and health across the UK. The ‘Kit for Kids’ scheme will award 250 grants to provide equipment and kit to help children get active again after the Coronavirus pandemic.


Art Fund: Reimagine grants

Funding is available to a range of UK arts organisations for projects to transform their activities and build expertise, capacity and connections within and beyond the arts sector. Museums, galleries, historic houses, arts-focussed archives, libraries and festivals will be eligible to apply for support of between £5,000 and £50,000.


Hope for Youth NI

Hope for Youth NI provide grants of up to £5000 across NI for projects providing opportunities for young people aged 11-18 to come together from different cultural, ethnic or religious communities to work together on a creative, practical or outdoors project.

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


PRSF: The Open Fund for Organisations - closing 14 June at 6pm

Offers grants of up to £10,000 to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups (i,e. 12 + performers).


Virgin Media O2 Together Fund - closing 14 June at midnight

Local charities have until 14 June to apply for one of 500 grants to support environmental and community belonging projects that will inspire people across the UK to get together and create positive change as the nation emerges from the pandemic.

UK Community Renewal Fund - closing date 18 June at 12noon

Organisations from all sectors across the UK can submit funding bids locally to benefit a range of projects, eg building skills, supporting businesses and enhancing communities.

GrantTracker offer for NICVA Members

We've extended our special offer for another month - to thank our members for supporting us and also for their incredibly hard work for their local communities over the last, extremely challenging, year.

Until the end of June, we are still offering a 12 month GrantTracker subscription for just £90, a saving of £55.

If you are a NICVA member, simply click here, choose the £145 / 12 month option and use the discount code BACKTOTHELIGHT by 30 June 2021.


Funding at your Fingertips

Northern Ireland’s leading funding toolkit. Helping charities and communities thrive.
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