This week's content:

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

1. CCF News and Events 
2. Community News
Carrickfergus Urban Farm & Garden Centre is a hidden treasure for families and visitors from around Northern Ireland and beyond.
Groups, individuals and families can visit for free to see up close our popular pet goats, pigs, pony, poultry, waterfowl, geese and small pets. 🐐
🧁 To find out more & to get a free treat on us, visit 
Would you like to be a Board Member but don’t know how?
Applications for this year’s Boardroom Apprentice programme are now open!
Open to those aged 16 or over from all backgrounds and all abilities, this unique board learning and development programme is looking for a diverse range of Boardroom Apprentices to take a seat at one of 58 host boards, including one at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland!
📅 Deadline for applications: 24 May 2022
🏡 Help is available for those aged 70 and over and living alone to pay their household rate bill.

Find out about a range of reliefs and entitlements including Lone Pensioner Allowance ➡
Do not ignore the signs of type 1 diabetes in your child. If you are concerned about your child’s blood sugar levels, get them checked out in a GP surgery or local pharmacy immediately and don’t delay! For more information visit
Here’s an opportunity to take part in some vital research by MuM-PreDiCT ⬇️

*Do you live with 2 or more long-term physical/mental health conditions, AND
*Pregnant in the last 5 years / planning a pregnancy?
*Have your say in shaping future research.
Take part in MuM-PreDiCT's online surveys:

Contact Clinical Research Fellow Siang Ing Lee: for any queries
🚨We are currently recruiting for two of our programmes:
💥our Part Time Undergraduate BSc Hons Community Youth Work course in Belfast and,
💥our Part Time Postgraduate Diploma in Community Youth Work in Magee. **PGDIP deadline has been extended to 10th June 2022**
Check out the images below for further information 👇🏻 and do get in touch with any queries 👍
3. Fundraising News

This Week's Funding News

The Ideas Fund
Supporting up to seven new partnerships in four regions including Northwest Northern Ireland, the Fund will focus on ideas related to mental wellbeing, with £1.2 million funding to support community initiatives. The Ideas Fund is a grants scheme, run by the British Science Association (BSA) and funded by the Wellcome Trust, that enables the UK public to develop and try out ideas that address problems related to mental wellbeing through collaborating with professional researchers.  Expression of Interest deadline 08 June 2022.
Biffa Award: Partnership Grants Scheme – Funding for large scale projects
They are currently accepting expressions of interest in their 2022 Partnership Grants Scheme for both Built Environment and Natural Environment themes. The deadline for all expressions of interest will be 1 June 2022, with both themes being considered by the board at the same time. Between £250,000 and £750,000 is available, and although there is no ceiling on the total cost of your project, preference will be given to projects where Biffa Award is recognised as a majority funder.
Motability launch two new grant programmes
In 2022 they are launching new grant programmes to provide even more support to other charities and organisations in areas where their research and insight has shown opportunities to have the greatest impact for disabled people. The first two new grant programmes, Community Transport Grants and Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme have already launched with the remaining programmes launching throughout the year. Motability wants to support medium or large charities and organisations with well-established ways of working. Charities and organisations working in Community Transport sector can apply for grants from £100,000 to £4 million at any point over the next three years.
National Lottery Awards 2022
The National Lottery Awards celebrate the people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding. They want to hear about those people who have stood up against adversity and stood out for their caring commitment to their causes. Their judging panel, made up of members of The National Lottery family and partners, will decide the winners of the individual categories. All winners will receive a National Lottery Awards trophy and a £5,000 cash prize for their project.
The Leche Trust
The Leche Trust provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation.
Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for migrant groups
The Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for migrant groups in the UK is a fund to support legal work in the UK that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants more generally. The average grant size is around £12,000. Deadline 5pm, 31 May 2022.
Thomas Wall Trust: Grants for Registered Charities
The Thomas Wall Trust believes that communication skills are critical capabilities for people who want to improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances. The Trust recognises that communication is underpinned by a set of key features and skills such as empathy, listening, emotional intelligence, confidence, and clarity, amongst others. The Trust offer grants up to £5,000 to specific projects or core activities that develop these critical life skills for people from disadvantaged groups.

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Upcoming Deadlines 📅

NI Policing Board: Police Property Fund Grants Scheme
The Police Property Fund Small Grants Scheme offers eligible projects grants of between £1000 and £10,000. The Fund, made up of assets recovered by the PSNI as a result of criminal investigations, and administered by the Board in line with the Police (Property) Regulations NI 1997, supports projects that engage with local police, contributes to building community safety and/or confidence in the police in your area, and is aligned to a charitable purpose.
Deadline 12pm, 12 May 2022.

Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation
The Charitable Foundation supports registered charities based in the UK where there is clear benefit to the recipients. Donations of up to £3,000 will be considered, that enable specific tangible items or activities to be purchased rather than donating to general funds.
 Deadline 15 May 2022.
Community Foundation for Northern Ireland: The Ultach Fund / An Ciste Ultach
The Ultach Fund was established with capital from The Iontaobhas Ultach Trust.  It exists to support the work of communities across Northern Ireland who wish to use and promote the Irish language, through the work of registered charities, voluntary and community groups. The Ultach Fund is now managed and administered by the Community Foundation.
Deadline 1pm, 16 May 2022.

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