This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
Thank you so much to the Impact Network NI Local Suicide Prevention Development Officer for delivery of our Take 5 packs funded by Public Health Agency for our volunteers! 
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2. Community News
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Charity Commission NI Call forward list and Registration Workshop In April the Commission will publish a list of the organisations it intends to call forward to apply to be registered over the next 6 months on its website.

Once called, these organisations will have 30 days to submit their application for registration. The Commission intends to make available a recorded online workshop support applicants in light of current public health guidelines. A key part of the Commission’s plan to help speed up registration is to publish a list of organisations it hopes to call forward within the next six months. Publishing the list is aimed at providing organisations with advance notice that they are likely to be called forward.

This advance notification allows applicants to prepare by reviewing the guidance available on registering as a charity in Northern Ireland (see Registration support) and providing additional time to gather the necessary information.

Organisations should also receive a direct advance notice email so it is important to keep your charity's contact details up to date. You can do this by checking the combined list, and if it indicates no contact details for the organisation, please get in touch with us. More information is available from the Commission’s website.

Domiciliary Care: What matters to you?  | Service User and Carer Engagement Event
What is Domiciliary Care?
 ‘Domiciliary care’ is the range of social care services put in place to support an individual in their own homes.
Engagement Event for Service Users and Carers
We are hosting an event over Zoom on Wednesday 26 May at 2pm for Service Users and Carers to come and talk with us about what is important to them in the provision of domiciliary care. Members of the project team will be there to listen to you and answer any questions you may have.
If you are interested in attending
Register your interest by contacting Lynda Elliott, PPI Coordinator on 028 2766 1453 or email: and we will issue a Zoom link to attend.
To help us tailor the event, please let us know if you have any questions or specific items you want to hear about when registering your interest.
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This course is aimed at those that already have a basic drugs knowledge who want to have a better understanding of how prescription and OTC medicines are misused, harm reduction and supports available.

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3. Fundraising News


Funding is available to encourage the expression of cultural identity at the time of the traditional July/August events. The activity can be in the form of an event in accordance with PHA COVID-19 Advice or arranged as a virtual event.

Funding of up to a maximum of £1,500 is available for:
- Single day events to express cultural identity
- Events expressing cultural identity in a virtual format


Centenary of Northern Ireland (additional application)

In order to ensure groups are not penalised in their normal two grant applications, Council permits an additional application only for the purpose of organising events to celebrate the Centenary of Northern Ireland.  Applications should be submitted through the Small Event Category (75% funding up to a maximum of £1,000) for events with up to 500 people in attendance (participants and attendees combined) taking place during 2021. Select 'Funding for Events - Small Events' in the hub.

N.B. Funding for the event will be reduced on a pro-rata basis if profit** exceeds £200.

For events with more than 500 but less than 2,000 people in attendance (participants and attendees combined) taking place during 2021, applications should be submitted through the Medium Event Category (50% funding up to a maximum of £2,500)

N.B. Funding for the event will be reduced on a pro-rata basis if profit** exceeds £500


New Funding This Week 🆕


Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Lottery Project Funding 2021-2022

This programme aims 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 NI’s society and culture. They want to support activities which benefit the people of NI or that help arts organisations in NI carry out their work.  The minimum grant available is  £10,001 and the maximum is £50,000.  


Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA): Environment Fund

A £2million Fund for not-for-profit organisations and councils to deliver natural heritage projects that support Covid-19 Recovery and Green Growth across NI.  Grant awards of over £30,000 are on offer with the maximum amount of DAERA funding available under the competition normally being up to 85% of eligible project costs.


Bank of Ireland: Begin Together Arts Fund (Managed by Arts & Business NI & Business to Arts in Ireland)

The 2nd round of this fund will make a total of £865,000 in arts funding available over 3 years, awarded to projects that are adapting due to the pandemic, or are inspired by and responding to their recovery.   The Arts Fund supports or commissions artists and arts organisations to develop arts projects that engage the individuals, audiences and communities involved. All art forms are eligible to apply to the fund. With this second round, they are encouraging more applications from artists who specialise in fine-art film and craft-related disciplines and from community arts organisations, who were under-represented in round one.  

UK Community Renewal Fund (Bid Deadline: Noon, Friday 18th June)

The UK Community Renewal Fund 2021-22 has investment of £220 million to support local areas to pilot imaginative new approaches and programmes that unleash their potential, instil pride, and prepare them to take full advantage of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund when it launches in 2022.  There is a pre-determined national allocation for NI, set at £11 million.


Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund for Women strengthens women's right groups based outside the United States by providing small, flexible, and timely grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 for operating and programme expenses.


Woodward Charitable Trust: General Grants

One of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK or overseas projects via UK charities.  They favour small-scale, locally based initiatives which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. They only make grants for core costs rather than specific projects. 

Congregational and General Charitable Trust

Supports churches, particularly those of the United Reformed and Congregational denominations, in the provision and repair of suitable buildings. In 2019, the Trust awarded 66 grants and the overall value of the grants was £692,000.

Tesco Community Grants now open!

Tesco Community Grants is now welcoming applications from local good causes that focus on helping children and families, they can receive up to £1,500 . Nominations from the public are also welcome!

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants Fund (Closing Date 1pm, 17th May)

Managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, the Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants Fund in NI aims to support charities, constituted voluntary and community groups based within the region through grants of up to £2000 which must be spent within a year.

British Council (Via Unlimited): Micro Awards (Deadline for Round 2, 12 Noon, 18th May)

Funded by the British Council and administered by Unlimited, these micro awards are to support artists in this uncertain time to build connections/collaborations, rather than to create work. Each application 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.


Third Sector: Third Sector Awards (Early Bird Deadline, Midnight, 20 May 2021)

Third Sector Awards for new, bold and different work with 3 categories, Excellence, Partnerships and Talent.  Note that for 2021 they are offering a batch of 30 free entries to the Talent Awards to charities with an annual income of less than £100,000.


MacRobert Trust: Monetary Awards (Alastrean Review Closing Date 21st May)

A Scottish grant-making trust which funds general charitable purposes primarily in Scotland but also in other regions of the UK including NI.  There are four types of monetary awards: Cromar, Alastrean, Douneside and Lady MacRobert. NB Alastrean grants are from £1,000 and £10,000.

Allen and Overy: Belfast Grants (Closing Date 5pm, 21 May 2021)

A fund of £40,000 for charities that promote access to justice, or which support and develop education or employment projects in NI.  The funding comes from the Allen & Overy Foundation, which is funded by contributions from A&O partners worldwide, but funding for NI projects is administered by the Belfast Grants Committee.

You can see ALL current and paused COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's COVID-19 Fundraising Hub

You can also see all key funding dates listed on GrantTracker here



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