1. CCF News and Events

2. Community News

3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News & Events

We currently have two vacancies for part time Community Development Workers. One post is for Sunnylands and one is for Greenisland. Both are 20 hours per week. If you are interested in applying please download the relevant job description and complete the relevant application form (available from our website click here) and return to CCF by 4.00pm on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

CV's will not be accepted.

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


On Friday 17th May Carrickfergus Peace Impact Project alongside out tour guide Prof Eamon Phoenix facilitated an overnight educational history trip to Dublin. The sites visited included Kilmainham prison, Dublin castle, Arbour hill cemetery, Bank of Ireland / House of Lords, Dublin city centre and The Mayors Mansion. 
Access NI Enhanced Checks
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: or telephone the office on 02893359777
2. Community News
Women’s Aid ABCLN invites you to join us for
‘Older But No Safer’
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event
Challenging perceptions of domestic abuse and older women

Friday 14th June 2019
Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey from 10am - 1pm

Hosted by Women’s Aid ABCLN Ambassador
Councillor Noreen McClelland

Guest Speakers
Commissioner for Older People Eddie Lynch
PSNI Chief Superintendent Simon Walls

To register simply email
or call 028 25 632136 for more information
Women’s Aid ABCLN, The Naomi Centre, 2 Cullybackey Road, Ballymena BT43 5DF

Tel: 028 25 632136 Or Email:

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105905
and a Company limited by guarantee NI054434.

Fraud warning for the sector

NICVA have had a report via DfC (Neighbourhood Renewal team) regarding a fraud involving an organisation being asked to refund a payment to BT via their online banking facility.  PSNI have advised that the fraudsters may target other organisations with the same scam. Please remember that financial institutions, utility companies, law enforcement, HMRC, internet & telecoms providers or other public bodies will never ask for transfers of this nature. General advice is never to respond to this type of phone call, but to authenticate the source.

For more info on scams checkout the PSNI ScamwiseNI partnership's Little Book of Big Scams or join Scamwise on their Facebook page for their live Q&A event this Thursday evening from 6.30pm until 8pm.
3. Funding 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

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