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.

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2. Community News

Do you need transport assistance because your driving test is delayed?


If so you could apply to become a member of our Disability Action Transport Scheme (DATS) which provides transport locally in 29 urban areas across Northern Ireland.

The DATS team is providing transport for permitted shopping, health reasons, work or exercise and a FREE Collection & Delivery service.  For more information call our office on 028 9029 7870 between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
Read more about getting transport assistance
Following on from Parentline's very popular anxiety sessions, we are now offering one to one sessions so parents can talk through their own experiences with anxiety and how it impacts them or their children. For more information or to book a place call free on 0808 8020 400
3. Fundraising News


All GrantTracker subscribers can simply sign in to GrantTracker to find all the schemes below in an easy access one-stop-shop format.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: COVID-19 Community Support Grants Scheme (Call 2)

Funding available to Community and Voluntary Organisations to aid in rebuilding, reconnecting or returning to operation during the recovery phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Constituted groups are permitted to apply for 100% funding up to a maximum of £1,000 towards eligible items. Groups who have received funding under Phase 1 of the Recovery Grant Scheme (Oct – Dec 2020) can apply to this scheme for different items/projects. The scheme will operate on a rolling basis until the budget has been fully allocated.

Sport NI: Project Reboot

Supported by National Lottery funding, Sport NI have created a programme called Supporting Sports to Build Back Better.  Project Re-Boot is part of this initiative and will invest in new and innovative projects to support the engagement and re-engagement of participants into sport, particularly people from groups who have been especially impacted by Covid-19. It has three levels of investment with funding ranging from £500 to £25,000.


(Opening Today) KFC Foundation: Community Grants Programme

The KFC Foundation provides grants of £200 - £2,000 to support grassroots organisations in the heart of their restaurant’s communities. Organisations empowering young people in the UK to fulfill their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills.

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


Education Authority: Youth Service Small Grants Programme (Closing 12th February)

The Small Grants Programme, administered by the Education Authority Youth Service, allows young people to administer grants of £300 to £2000 to other young people and strengthen the participation of young people as decision-makers within the local and wider community. 


Probation Board for NI: Community Service Work Placements (Closing 12th February)

PBNI has responsibility for securing local placements for individuals who are subject to Community Service / Supervised Activity Orders imposed by the Courts.  To fulfil the obligations of these Orders the people to which they are subject complete unpaid work placements within their communities in local organisations. PBNI therefore invites applications from organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector to provide such placements. Successful applicants will be required to provide meaningful work and effective supervision of people subject to any such Court Orders.

The October Club (Applications to be submitted by close of business, 19th February)

In 1987, moved by the plight of Leukaemia sufferers, a group of those working in the City decided to hold a fundraising dinner at The Savoy. This proved so successful that they decided it should become an annual event every October - hence The October Club. They support one charity each year with an average amount of £500K. They fund small and growing charities with annual income of between £500,000 and £2.5m for a TRANSFORMATIONAL project based across several UK regions and fund funds must be used within 3 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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