This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
2. Community News
1 in 5 people in NI have a disability: physical, learning, sensory, hidden & mental health. We believe in Human Rights for all. is consulting on the creation of a Bill of Rights for NI.

Making healthier lifestyle choices can help reduce our risk of cancer and other conditions. We know this isn’t always easy as there is a lot of misinformation out there.😕
At Action Cancer we have a developed a one hour long HEALTHY LIVING SESSION which is suitable for workplaces and community groups.👍😀
Due to Covid-19, we have adapted this programme and moved it online! 💻
The virtual session is designed to help you become more aware of the importance of diet 🥗 , exercise🏃‍♀️ and care in the sun 🌤 as well as the risks of smoking and alcohol and the impact of stress on the body.
Our fun and informative session is interactive, encouraging audience participation so that you can really get the most out of this online learning experience!👨‍🎓👩‍🎓
To book a HEALTHY LIVING SESSION for your workplace or community group, please contact us on:
☎️028 9080 3344
Check out these free online #mindfulness courses we are offering as part of The Family Wellness Project with our friends at .

Email to register or to find out more! 💛

NICMA are currently running a project in North and West Belfast as well as Carrickfergus, Larne, Antrim and Ballymena targeting children aged 0-4 and in particular children aged 0-4 with additional needs. We are reaching out to parents in these areas to find out the need for childcare for children aged 0-4 with additional needs and also to see if any parents in this area would be interested in becoming a Registered Childminder or an Approved Home Childcarer.
In order to reach the families in these areas who require the most help we were hoping you could fill in this quick survey using the link below:
This project aims to help children aged 0-4 by providing training and resources for children, parents, Registered Childminders and Approved Home Childcarers. If this is something you are interest in please contact one of our local Development and Engagement Officers below:
Jane Mckibbin
Mobile: 07593 581 542
Fiona Clendinning
Mobile: 07837 734 825

Charities SORP - Time for trustees to have their say

Charities which prepare accounts on the accruals basis are legally required to apply the Charities SORP. This SORP is in the early stages of being redeveloped and charity trustees' views are being sought.

Take the survey by 7 December
3. Fundraising News

Minister launches £25m Sport sustainability fund

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced that the £25M Sports Sustainability Fund is to on Friday 4th December 2020.
The fund, which will be administered by Sport Northern Ireland, is designed to help those clubs and governing bodies who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Funding This Week 🆕


UPDATE The COVID-19 Charities Fund (Now awaiting full details of re-opening in December)

In its first phase the Fund allocated £8.8m to applicants. A further round will now be opened to applications from charities impacted by the pandemic. This additional funding will provide vital support to charities whose fundraising and trading has stopped or been curtailed because of this pandemic. The Covid-19 Charities Fund has a remaining budget of £6.7m, but this will be increased by £5m to £11.7m to ensure charities are supported.

Further information will be provided by NICVA when available.

UPDATE  Consortium: LGBT+ Futures Grants Programme (Now closed to all but NI & Wales)

Thanks to the National Emergencies Trust, a total funding pot of £350,000 is available to LGBT+ non-profit groups, organisations and projects. The funding is available to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
NB  Please note: They have been overwhelmed with requests from this funding stream and therefore this fund is now closed for applications, except those organisations based in Wales or Northern Ireland.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Ideas and Pioneers Fund

The Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people with a vision of a better society, helping them to explore the potential of their ideas for change.  They aim to fund those with an innovative idea or new approach who are at the earliest stages of idea development – even if their plan is risky or experimental. They are looking for potential, not the finished product.  Provides grants of up to £15,000 on a rolling application basis with no deadlines.


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve their natural world, secure a fairer future and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK.  Under their new strategy, grants support organisations’ core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads. They also provide unrestricted funding for charities. They do not fund building or equipment costs, or individuals.  Minimum grant size is £30,000


Community Foundation NI: The Hobson Looked After Children and Young People Funds (Closing 1pm, 7th December)

Managed by CFNI, this new fund offers grants of up to £10,000 to support looked after children and young people, and those transitioning from care, to support them to feel emotionally stable and financially secure, and ultimately make sure that they are able to thrive in life.   Six grants of up to £10,000 and one award of £30,000 are available.


ESB: Wind Farm Community Fund (Closing 12 Noon, 7th December)

Administered by Groundwork NI, the ESB Wind Farm Community Fund provides grants of £1,000 to £6, support community projects which clearly address current and emerging local issues, needs and opportunities, while also seeking to develop and build upon existing initiatives.

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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