1. CCF News and Events

2. Community News

3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News & Events

We currently have two vacancies for part time Community Development Workers. One post is for Sunnylands and one is for Greenisland. Both are 20 hours per week. If you are interested in applying please download the relevant job description and complete the relevant application form (available from our website click here) and return to CCF by 4.00pm on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

CV's will not be accepted.

Access NI Enhanced Checks
Carrickfergus Community Forum is a registered Umbrella Body with Access NI. This means that we submit enhanced criminal record checks for community organisations in Carrickfergus. Access NI authorises umbrella bodies to provide these services to organisations.

For more information on this service please contact: or telephone the office on 02893359777
2. Community News

The following Mid and East Antrim attractions have been shortlisted for Northern Ireland’s ‘Best’ Small Visitor Attraction, a competition launched by George Best Belfast City Airport, in partnership with Tourism NI:
  • Kilcreggan Urban Farm;
  • Glenarm Castle; and
  • Whitehead Railway Museum.
The public can cast their vote by ‘liking’ the image of their favourite attraction or experience on the Belfast City Airport Facebook page ( between Monday 29 April and Sunday 12  May 2019.   The attraction with the most ‘likes’ from each Council area will proceed to the final stage of the competition where a judging panel will visit and score the attraction to be in with a chance of winning £30,000 of free marketing support and brand visibility at Belfast City Airport.  To see full list of shortlisted attractions by Council area click here.  
Please like the image of your favourite local attraction and encourage your Facebook friends or page followers to do the same!  This would be an amazing opportunity to raise awareness across Northern Ireland and further afield for one of our smaller local attractions!

Troubles Art is a touring exhibition that provides a broad representation of responses to conflict in Northern Ireland by a range of artists, local and international.
3. Funding News

   New or Updated Funding Initiatives


New or Updated Funding Initiatives

Rosa: Voices from the Front Line

Rosa’s Voices from the Front Line programme supports women’s organisations to shine a light on their fight for gender equality in the UK, by resourcing advocacy and activists with lived experience of disadvantage.  The programme offers grants between £500-£2,000.  NB this funder is actively seeking more applications from NI.  

Live Here Love Here: Small Grants Scheme

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of pride in our local communities.  Grants are available from £500 to £5,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects throughout Northern Ireland.  

UnLtd Try It Awards

UnLtd Try It awards for social entrepreneurs will help you on your first steps of testing out your idea, with up to £500, alongside a unique package of support including one-to-one coaching from a dedicated award manager (one of their local experts in helping social entrepreneurs to start and grow), training, mentoring and access to networks of other passionate people doing good.  

Nineveh Charitable Trust

The NINEVEH Charitable Trust supports a broad range of UK-based projects and activities of benefit to the general public, with an emphasis on promoting a better understanding of the countryside. Grants available up to £12,000.  

Archer Trust

The Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust set up in 1994 in memory of Ronnie Archer, who rose through the ranks of Unilever to become Vice-Chairman. It supports well run, small UK charities for whom a grant of between £500 and £4,000 will make a big difference and who provide aid or support to a defined group of needy or deserving people, for instance those with physical or mental disabilities or the disadvantaged.

Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Borough Council: Revenue Grants

Financial assistance for eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector which can provide services that are aligned to Council priorities.  They wish to support organisations involved in Community and Rural Development, Sport, Good Relations, Arts, Culture and Events.
  • Closing Date for Revenue Grants (12 Noon) 3 May 2019.  Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust

The Trust gives grants in the UK, usually in London and in NI and South Africa.  Grants are awarded twice a year and the total level of grants annually is approximately £80,000. Grants are generally made as single payments between £1,000 and £5,000.   

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

Under their ABLE banner, they provide targeted grant support, helping local and regional community groups and charities across the UK and Europe to deliver projects which provide access to opportunities and improve wellbeing for disadvantaged children and young people.
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday 7 May 2019.  Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker

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