This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
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.

Staff can be contacted by email
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2. Community News

Good Governance Awards 2021

If you think your organisation has great governance in place you can apply for the 2021 Leadership and Good Governance Awards. There will be three awards this year, one for smaller, medium-sized and larger organisations.  All three winning organisations will receive £1,000.

Nominate now  
A range of information on COVID-19 is available in ISL and BSL on the PHA website, for more info visit
The Northern Adult Autism Advisory Service (NAAAS) will be providing virtual sessions over #WorldAutismAwarenessWeek2021 (29 March - 4 April).
'Mindfulness' will be held on:
🗓 Monday 29th March
⏰ 3.00pm
This session is facilitated by Veronica Ellis. Veronica teaches mindfulness to children, young people and adults in different settings and her motivation is to create a space that feels safe and comfortable where people can find out what mindfulness is all about and experience it for themselves, enjoying the benefits of mindfulness.
The session will look at the science of mindfulness as well as a practice session where Veronica will suggest ways to bring mindfulness into every day life 🧘
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 /
Calling all Superheroes!!!!!!!

This ones not to be missed. The GOGA team have created an exercise routine that inspires children to exercise to their favourite Superheroes.

Come join Niall and Rebecca virtually on zoom for a fun filled half hour next Tuesday.


Date: Tuesday 30th of March
Time - 3.30pm - 4.00pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Registration is essential to receive zoom link!!!

Contact Niall -
(Spaces limited, first come, first serve basis)
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3. Fundraising News

The Gill’s Charity Fund

Who can apply?

  • Fully constituted voluntary organisations and community groups based within Northern Ireland, although the project must be strictly aimed at older people resident in the Borough of Carrickfergus only.
  • Applying organisations should provide, promote, maintain or manage or organise amenities and facilities for the promotion of welfare or recreational or cultural activities of a charitable nature.

An end of grant monitoring report must be submitted upon completion of the project.

To apply please complete the online application form:

If you require any help with this application, please contact the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Grants and Donor Care Team on 028 9024 5927.

Community groups from across Mid and East Antrim are invited to apply to Council’s Northern Ireland Centennial Grant, which is now open for applications.
This is an additional grant that groups can avail of during 2021, and is aimed at supporting events planned to celebrate Northern Ireland’s Centenary, in a variety of forms.
Before completing an application, applicants should make sure that they are eligible to apply. Please read the guidance notes in full, which can be downloaded at
Read more here


New Funding This Week 🆕


Arnold Clark Community Fund (Final Application Deadline 11.59pm, 31st May 2021

Now open to all UK registered charities and local community groups needing financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Requests can be made for £100 - £1000.  500 applications will be granted (at random) each month.  If your application is unsuccessful one month, they’ll keep you in the draw, which will roll over to the following month.


NI Policing Board: Police Property Fund Grants Scheme (Small Grants Closing Date, 12 Noon, 8th July 2021)

This fund offers eligible projects grants of between £1000 and £10,000 with a total of £100,000 available for the first small grants call.  A Large grants scheme is also scheduled to open in Autumn 2021.


British Council (Via Unlimited): Micro Awards Round 1 Closing 12 Noon, 23rd March 2021 and Round 2 Closing 12 Noon, 18th May 2021)

Funded by the British Council and administered by Unlimited, these micro awards support artists in this uncertain time to build connections/collaborations, rather than to create work. Applications must be led by a UK disabled artist or company/collective working with a UK disabled artist and applications can be for up to £2500.


Boost Drinks: Choose Now Change Lives 

As part of Boost's 20th-anniversary celebrations. they are offering community grants to support a range of community groups and organisations. Managed by Groundwork, this £20,000 grant fund is open to all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks.  

Whitemountain Programme applications now open

The Whitemountain Funding Programme is now open. Grants between £3k-£10k and £10k - £50k are available for community amenity capital projects and biodiversity projects.

Aughrim Programme applications now open

The Aughrim Funding Programme is now open. Grants between £5k-£10k are available for community amenity capital projects and biodiversity projects. See guidelines and how to apply on the Groundwork NI website.

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) (Application Deadline Midday, 30th March 2021)

A competitive funding scheme to support the development of technologies, products and processes in energy efficiency, power generation and storage in the UK. Since its inception in 2012, £72 million grants have been awarded, with an additional £11 million boost of funding announced in February 2021.


William and Jane Morris Fund: Church Conservation Grants (Closing Date 31st March 2021)

This church conservation scheme awards grants of £500-£5000 to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs. 


NFU Mutual Community Giving (Round 1 Deadline, 31st March 2021)

Supports community initiatives and charitable events.  Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally they like to fund something specific so they can measure the difference their donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.


The National Lottery Community Fund: Empowering Young People (FINAL Deadline, 31st March 2021)

Funds projects that give young people in Northern Ireland aged 8-25 the ability to cope with challenges in their lives. Funding of between £10,001 to £500,000 is available for projects that last between one to five years.

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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