This week's content:

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

1. CCF News and Events 
Veterans Families and Carers are invited to a coffee morning on Thursday 30th June 11am - 1pm in Carrickfergus Community Forum.
If you would like more information please contact Brenda or Ricky on 02893 359777
All welcome 🙂
2. Community News
The US Rangers were activated in #Carrickfergus on 19 June 1942, with this year celebrating their 80th Anniversary.
To celebrate this amazing and wonderful milestone, the US Rangers Museum will come alive this Sunday the 19 June from 12noon – 3pm.
There will be something to suit all the family from #crafts, re-enactments, #activities, music and much more.
An opportunity to celebrate and give recognition of the founding of such a wonderful regiment.
Come along and join in the #FREE celebration of US Rangers in Northern Ireland.
The Creative Industries New Entrants programme (CINE) is a new initiative which aims to broaden access to the screen and creative industries at entry level. Funded by the Department for Communities and working in partnership with BBC Northern Ireland, the scheme will help identify new talent, specifically targeting those with a disability, from a minority community, or socially disadvantaged backgrounds, to expand our growing creative industries sector and create a more diverse generation of ‘New Entrants’ of all ages.

We are running a number of information days across Northern Ireland in the coming weeks covering the creative sectors and the job opportunities CINE will be supporting. Register now to attend!
Lets talk about contamination!
Did you know that toothpaste tubes cannot be recycled and are one of the most common forms of contamination found in kerbside collections.
This can result in lots of recycling going to landfill as contaminated bins can't be recycled.
So remember to put toothpaste tubes in the black bin and always check the packaging for recycling information.
3. Fundraising News

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Funding News

Rural Community Network: Ours to Share Grant Programme
The ‘Ours to Share’ grant programme is for rural community groups/organisations who are interested in developing heritage projects in rural areas. Grants for up to £1,000 and £5,000 are available. This grant programme has been created to help support rural communities in developing and delivering heritage projects that will bring people together to celebrate our diverse heritage. Application deadline 5pm, 30 June 2022.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland funding for organisations The purpose of the Rural Engagement Arts Programme (REAP) is to provide an integrated, cohesive approach to the needs of local rural communities as they emerge from the global Covid pandemic, recognising the specific issues they face as a result. The overarching theme is combatting isolation and loneliness and promoting social inclusion. Deadline 12 noon 28 July 2022. The Arts & Older People Programme aims to strengthen the voice of older people and promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing through the arts. In conjunction with the delivery partners the priority areas for this next round of funding are projects being delivered within care homes, carers and people living with dementia. The proposed projects should reflect the partnership approach with the care homes and have the support from them in the delivery. Deadline 12 noon 17 June 2022. The aim of this programme is to assist organisations to deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of Northern Ireland’s society and culture. Deadline 12 noon 31 March 2023.

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Community Foundation for Northern Ireland The Programme supports locally based community groups and locally based ‘communities of interest’ with an interest in promoting or embedding human rights and social justice in their day-to-day work for and with their chosen communities. Deadline 1pm, 17 June 2022. The fund is aimed at addressing digital poverty by awarding grants of up to £2,000 to enable local groups and organisations in particular areas, to provide access to digital technology for the most vulnerable in that community, with a particular focus on older people and young people aged 18 and under. Deadline 1pm, 20 June 2022. The Community Foundation NI on behalf of the Department of Health is is providing support for organisations working for and with carers, over the next three years. Grant values of between £2k and £75k will be distributed to properly constituted community groups and voluntary organisations. Deadline 1pm, 20 June 2022.

ROSA: Stand With Us Fund
The Stand With Us fund has been set up to support the many organisations run by and for women who stand up and take action every single day to address violence against women and girls (VAWG). The Stand With Us fund aims to empower and strengthen frontline VAWG organisations to build safer futures for women and girls. Through this fund, one-year grants of up to £25,000 will be offered to fund organisational development work. Organisations based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are prioritised.
New extended deadline 4pm, 24 June 2022.

UK Government: The Community Ownership Fund
The Community Ownership Fund is a £150 million, UK wide Fund helping community groups to protect, through community ownership, assets in their local area which are at risk of being lost. An updated prospectus for the Community Ownership Fund was launched on 27 May 2022.Expression of Interest to applicants is now open.
Charity Bank is the loans and savings bank owned by and committed to supporting the social sector. They are offering loans for matched funding towards applications to the Community Ownership Fund. Visit their website for more information and to download the flyer.

UK Government Levelling Up Fund: Round 2
The UK Government recently announced the second round of the  Levelling Up Fund, which focuses on capital investment in local infrastructure and published a refreshed prospectus, inviting bids from all eligible organisations from Northern Ireland and across the UK.The fund opened for applications on 31 May 2022 and eligible applications must submit their full bids, with all supporting documentation via the online portal, by 12 noon on 6 July 2022. 

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