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This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
Our office opening hours are currently

Monday                       9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Tuesday                      9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Wednesday                 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Thursday                     9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Friday                          9.30 am to 2.00 pm
 
To make an appointment during these hours please contact the office on 02893 359777 or email carrickcommunity@btconnect.com
 

 
2. Community News



BBC Young Reporter competition


BBC Young Reporter is the BBC’s journalism and media project encouraging young people aged 11-18 to share their stories and get their voices heard.

The BBC is looking for young people aged 11-18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the world around them. The Young Reporter Competition gives young people a unique chance to tell their story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.
 
To enter you need to send the BBC an outline of the story idea before the closing date, Saturday 31 October 2020.
 
Read more and find out how to enter online
 
 
 
We are here to help, a list of our referral agencies can be found on our facebook page and also the foodbank website
https://carrickfergus.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/foodbank-vouchers/
Further Education Grants Scheme closes on the 30 September 2020.

Have you submitted your application?

You must be aged 19 or over on 1 July 2020 and studying a FE course Level 1, 2 or 3. To find out more www.eani.org.uk/feapplication #FEGrants

Online financial advice sessions for parents groups

 
Employers For Childcare is now delivering online financial advice sessions for parents groups through employers, childcare providers, or any groups that work directly with parents.

Visit the website for more information or email hello@employersforchildcare.org.
 
 
3. Fundraising News


Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) COVID-19 Emergency Fund is now open for applications

 

The £1.5m National Emergencies Trust (NET) funding will support grassroots DPOs across the UK, who have found it difficult to access funding, to respond to the COVID-19 needs of Disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.
There is a simple on-line application form to fill in. Click here to register and apply. Closing date is 5 October 2020

Download the DPO Emergency Fund Information for Applicants 

Grant applications will be assessed, and all grants awarded by 31 October 2020.
 
Read more about the funding and how to apply for a grant
 
Arts Council NI: Small Grants Programme
 
Description:
 
The aim of this programme is to assist organisations to deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of Northern Ireland’s society and culture. They want to support activities which benefit the people of Northern Ireland or that help arts organisations in Northern Ireland carry out their work. All applications should fit within the objectives stated in the Council’s five year plan and within its artform policies.
 
Application deadline: rolling
 
http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/small-grants-programme
 
Community Foundation NI: The IFA Inclusive Clubs Women’s Programme – New Needs
 
Description:
 
Managed by the Community Foundation for NI, The Inclusive Clubs New Needs Funding Programme provides grants of up to £1000 to support Women’s Clubs to respond to COVID-19, addressing the new needs appearing for football clubs, and where restrictions mean finding new ways of meeting continuing to support development of the women’s clubs.  The aim of the fund is to enable clubs to continue to play and develop the game, safely.
Scheme details
Background
This new IFA Inclusive Clubs Programme provides grants of up to £1000 for football clubs who are developing a disability or women’s section, and who wish to encourage participation from everyone in society, particularly those most marginalised, and including the BME community, as well as those with a disability.
The Coronavirus has presented a significant challenge for Northern Ireland and the sporting sector.  As we move out of lockdown we’re all aware that coronavirus is still with us and will continue to affect the way many of us live their lives. It will require significant changes to how we function as a society in the medium to longer term, and how IFA continue to encourage and support and develop sport.
The Inclusive Clubs New Needs Funding Programme will support Women’s Clubs to respond to this crisis, addressing the new needs appearing as a result of the Coronavirus for football clubs, and where restrictions mean finding new ways of meeting continuing to support development of the women’s clubs.  The aim of the fund is to enable clubs to continue to play and develop the game, safely.
 
Application deadline: rolling
 
https://communityfoundationni.org/grants/the-ifa-inclusive-clubs-new-needs-programme/
 
 
The National Lottery Community Fund: People and Communities
 
Description:
 
The People and Communities programme is designed to support organisations to work with local people to bring about positive changes in their communities. A community could be in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences. Funding from £10,001 to £500,000 is available for projects from one to five years.
NB COVID-19 UPDATE
All funding decisions for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis. In addition, they are accelerating the cash part of this funding as much as they can, so that they can get money to where it needs to be. This is not new money, but it will be faster money.  
For a statement on their general approach to funding re. COVID-19 click here
Scheme details
People and Communities is a programme to support you working with local people to bring about positive changes in your community.  This could be a community where you live or a group of people you work with
Who can apply?
You can apply if:
  • you’re an unregistered voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity (unincorporated)
  • constituted groups or clubs
  • community interest companies (CIC)
  • charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
  • social enterprises
  • not for profit company.
If you’re not sure if you can apply - Contact them.
What kind of work do they fund?
They fund projects that work to make positive changes in their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.
They're looking for projects that:
  1. help people make changes to improve their lives
  2. help communities build on their strengths and share things they’ve learned
A good application should be:
People-led
They believe that people understand what's needed in their communities better than anyone. So it’s important to them that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning.
You might want to ask yourself:
  • Have I spoken to the people in my community?
  • Have the people in my community told me what they need and what’s important to them?
  • Have I listened to them and used what they’ve said to create my project?
Strengths-based
They’d like to support people and communities to build on the knowledge, skills and experience they already have, to make the changes they want.
You might want to ask yourself:
  • What’s already working in my community?
  • How will my project add to these positive things that are already working?
  • How will my project make the most of any resources that are already helping my community?
Connected
They want to know that you’ve a good understanding of other activities and services in your community. They’d like to see how you’ll compliment these. So you can add value to what’s already there.
 
Application deadline: rolling
 
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/people-and-communities
 



 

 

New COVID-19 Funding This Week 🆕

 
 
 

True Colours: Small Grants UK COVID 19 support (Deadline 5pm, 21st September)


Through the Small Grants UK Covid-19 Support programme, funding of up to £5,000 will now be available to help smaller charities to adapt their services to enable them to continue or resume supporting disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families during the pandemic.

 

Cash 4 Clubs (Closing 23.59pm, 8th September)


Grants for sports clubs to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in their own sustainability. In 2020 they have increased the maximum grant available to help ensure that clubs can continue during and beyond the pandemic.  Grants of £/€500, £/€1,000, £/€2,500 and £/€5,000, with the highest two grant levels going to clubs experiencing hardship due to the impact of COVID-19.

 

Disabled People's Organisations COVID 19 Emergency Fund


Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) COVID-19 Emergency Fund is opening soon for applications. This fund will support grassroots DPOs across the UK, who have found it difficult to access funding, to respond to the COVID-19 needs of Disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.

 

COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Grant


A new £400,000 funding pot from Belfast City Council for businesses, social enterprises and charities with grants of £500 to £2500 to cover costs associated with COVID-19 adaptations, such as changes to internal and external layouts to help with social distancing, sanitisation stations, signage, awnings or canopies, collection and delivery points, outdoor seating or heating and barriers.  
 
 
 

New, non-COVID-19 Funds

 

Department for Infrastructure (DfI): Road Safety Grants Scheme


The Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme, administered by the Department for Infrastructure, offers grants of up to £10,000 to develop and run projects which are aimed at improving road safety or the take up of active travel in local communities. aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads while also encouraging active travel.   Individuals and groups from the VCS sector can apply, but individuals must be working in partnership with a community group.

 

The Fat Beehive Foundation: Digital Funding for Small Charities


They fund charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year. They provide highly specialised grants up to £2500 for websites and other digital products to small, UK registered charities.


Coca Cola Thank You Fund (Closing 12 Midnight, 25th September)


The €100,000 Thank You Fund seeks to fund projects that inspire and support young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Any Irish non-profit organisation aimed towards promoting healthy, active lifestyles and environmental leadership in young people can enter, with monetary prizes from a €50,000 total fund.  
 
 
 

To see over 850 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 COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's constantly updated COVID-19 Fundraising Hub

 

 
 
 

Funding at your Fingertips

Northern Ireland’s leading funding toolkit. Helping charities and communities thrive.
www.grant-tracker.org
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