This week's content:

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

PASS PROGRAMME - Promote, Advance Support for Success

Are you female aged between 16 - 24 and NOT in education employment or training? (NEET)

If you are interested in participating in a project please
contact or telephone 02893 359777

The project offers Level 1 training in
Health and Fitness
Community Development
How to start your own business
Marshalling Course

Expression of interest
Anyone interested in attending a free Marshalling course on Saturday 29th June 10am – 4pm lunch will be provided.  To be held in CCF offices.
Please contact Carrickfergus community forum on 028 93 359777
Access NI Enhanced Checks

The 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:
2. Community News
Free text messaging service for anyone
experiencing a mental health crisis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched Shout – a free text messaging service providing 24/7 support for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Shout connects people in need to trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed. The volunteers help texters move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support.
We’re so excited to see this innovative new service launch in the UK. Find out more about #GiveUsAShout >
3. Fundraising News

   New or Updated Funding Initiatives

New or Updated Funding Initiatives

NEW Community Foundation for NI: Transformation and Growth Fund

Supports grassroots organisations addressing local housing and homelessness issues by providing organisational development grants to build sustainability, develop ideas and deploy innovative solutions to support people in vulnerable housing situations.  Grants between £10,000 and £25,000 for 12 months.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

The Jerusalem Trust

The Jerusalem Trust (one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts) was set up to advance the Christian religion and promote Christian organisations and the charitable purposes and institutions they support and to advance Christian education and learning.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Unltd: Spaces 4 Change

A UK wide programme to fund, support and connect young people aged 16-24 to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people. 

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Coca Cola Thank You Fund

The €100,000 Thank You Fund seeks to fund projects that inspire and support young people aged 16 – 25 in Ireland and NI to transform their lives.  Individual prize funds worth €5,000, €10,000 or €20,000.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary


Hilden Charitable Fund

The Fund has allocated a small budget to help community groups with income under £150,000 to run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities.  Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children aged 5 to 18 years from refugee families, and show BME involvement.
Summer Play Scheme 2019 Closing Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019.  Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Act for Change Fund

A £3.6 million joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, they want to fund young people with experience of inequality or injustice to lead social action activities in the UK to create change.  Grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 over two years.

Application Form Deadline: 3 June 2019.  Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Les Mills Fund for Children

Provides grants to charities and organisations who they believe will do their most to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children aged 0-16.

Closing Date: (5pm) 1 Jun 2019.  Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker

Grants available for schools,
youth groups and non-profit organisations

Grants are available for schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations, and charities to provide access to a recreational holiday or outing for groups of children aged 13 years and younger who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation and who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
One-off grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available.
Priority will be given to the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. This means areas that fall within the bottom 20% according to the National Indices of Deprivation.
Successful organisations are expected to send a short report on the trip within three months of it having taken place.
Restrictions - Funding is not available for the following:
• Trips outside of the UK.
• Trips to theme parks or similar high cost attractions.
• Trips for children over the age of 13 years.
• Multiple trips with the same group of children.
• Trips with a focus on education rather than fun.
• Trips for families.
• Trips for individual children.
• Organisations that provide Children’s Holidays.
• The running costs of play or holiday schemes.
• Trips that have already taken place.
• Trips to pantomimes.
• Trips to sporting events.
• Organisations with an income of expenditure of over £2 million (unless a school).
Organisations that have already received three years' funding, will not be considered for a further application until two years after the last grant was awarded.
How To Apply
The submission dates vary depending on when trips or holidays take place.
Applications for 2019 will be considered as follows:
• Applications will be accepted between 1 May and 2 July 2019 for holidays taken between 1 July and 31 August 2019.
• Applications will be accepted between 3 July and 16 November 2019 for holidays taken between 1 September and 31 December 2019.
• All applications should be received at least six weeks before the date of the trip to allow for administrative processing and decision making.

An online application form and a set of guidelines can be found on the Charity's website

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