This week's content:

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

Leaving school and wondering what to do next?

If so our Training & Learning Support Officers can help you think about your options and prepare for the next steps.

The team works closely with all colleges, training organisations and the Careers Service across N.Ireland to support over 600 trainees on the Training for Success (TfS) programme.
If you are aged between 16 and 22 and are looking for support in education and training to achieve your goals, our team can advise and help you get on the right course for you, help you settle into your training course or help you to become more independent and prepare for the world of work.

For more information contact Lisa McVeigh T: 028 9029 7880
Read more about how our Training Support Services team can help

Mid and East Antrim’s Loneliness Network is thrilled to launch its first ‘Chatty Bench’ in the borough!💛
Located in the beautiful surroundings of Shaftsbury Park, Carrickfergus, just off the Marine Highway, this brightly painted yellow bench has been introduced to provide a place for people to come together to have a chat.
Read more here⬇️
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May be an image of 8 people, people standing and text that says "VOYPIC YOUNG PEOPLE PANDA QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST Little Voices, Big Decisions: Young Children's Right to Participate in Child Protection Decision Making Join colleagues from across Europe to explore how young children can be supported to participate in decisions about their care and welfare. Tuesday 15 June 2021 2pm 4pm BST/ 3pm 5pm CET For more info & booking visit Co-funded the the European Union"

Little Voices, Big Decisions: Young Children’s Right to Participate in Child Protection Decision Making 15th June 2021

For more info and to book your place visit:
Ever wanted professional nutritional advice? Now is your chance!

A panel of Registered Dietitians are holding a live webinar next Friday at 12.30pm and will be answering the top six questions as voted for by you.

It's open to everyone and voting will close on Sunday (6 June).

Click here to vote for the questions you want answers to -

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To celebrate Men's Health Week (14th - 21st June) we are holding some free online 'Mood Matters' sessions for men!
The sessions are taking place over zoom on Weds 16th June.
They will explore issues related to men's mental health including how to manage feelings of stress and anxiety 🧠
There are two sessions at the following times:
10.30am - 12.30pm
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Sign up here > 

May be an image of one or more people, people sitting and text that says "Men's Mood Matters Wednesday 16th June 2021 Free online mental health awareness sessions for men to celebrate Men's Health Week! 10.30am & 6.30pm. Register at AWARE"
3. Fundraising News

New Funding This Week 🆕


Funding for Small Charities to Improve Lives of Disadvantaged People

Global’s Make Some Noise is inviting small registered charities that are delivering a key project or service addressing one of the following four key areas; Providing safety and shelter, Supporting physical and/or mental health, Developing life skills or Reducing isolation or improving inclusion - to apply for a grant of between £20,000 and £30,000:

Garfield Weston Foundation Accepting Applications Again

After closing its capital funding streams last year to focus on revenue grants during the Covid-19 crisis, Garfield Weston Foundation is now open to applications across all its grants programmes: capital, core costs and projects. Their grants support a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage.

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants Opens for 2021 Applications

Nationwide Building Society is offering grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for projects of either one year or two years. Funding is available for smaller charities and other charitable organisations for projects that tackle a housing problem in local communities.

Ecclesiastical Launches £1m Movement for Good Awards 2021

For a third successive year, Ecclesiastical Insurance is inviting nominations to its £1 million Movement for Good Awards. 500 charities will be awarded with £1,000 each. Nominations will be accepted from 24 May to 13 June 2021. The more nominations a charity receives, the greater their chance of winning. Winners are selected by a draw.

Matthew Good Foundation: Grants for Good

The Matthew Good Foundation’s Grants for Good supports local community groups, charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises from across the UK with an annual income under £50,000 that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


King George VI Youth Awards - closing 3 June 2021

The King George VI Youth Awards funds youth work projects in Northern Ireland for young people aged 14 to 21 up to £500 for travel, sport and equipment. Applications are welcome from both groups and individuals. Youth clubs, voluntary youth organisations and groups can also apply.

The BFI Doc Society Ripple Effect Fund - closing 10 June at 1pm

A new National Lottery funded initiative that enables and empowers communities, networks and organisations to build their own inclusive vision for the independent UK documentary sector from the ground up. It is open for one round and applicants can apply for a non-recoupable grant of between £5,000-£20,000.

DAERA: Rural Halls refurbishment Scheme - closing 11 June at 3pm

A pilot scheme providing a grant to rural community and voluntary organisations to deliver capital refurbishment works to rural halls, with the intended aim of keeping community facilities viable and to support existing rural organisations to remain sustainable and identify new volunteers.

The Care-full Closures Fund - closing 14 June 2021

This new pilot fund will deliver ground-breaking support and a grant of up to £4,000 to 4 organisations to support them to consider and design an organisational closure or merger. 

GrantTracker offer for NICVA Members extended

We've extended our special offer for another month - to thank our members for supporting us and also for their incredibly hard work for their local communities over the last, extremely challenging, year. 

For just the next week, we are still offering a 12 month GrantTracker subscription for just £90, a saving of £55.

If you are a NICVA member, simply click here, choose the £145 / 12 month option and use the discount code BACKTOTHELIGHT by 30 June 2021.

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