This week's content:

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


Monday 16th September 2019 


1st Floor, 31 Lancasterian Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7AB
Under Article 11 (1) (a) of the Articles of Association of Carrickfergus Community Forum:
“twenty one clear days for an Annual General Meeting or a General meeting called for the passing of a special resolution;”
We hereby serve notice of our Annual General Meeting giving more than a minimum of 21 days notice. All member groups are entitled to nominate one person from their group to join the Board of Directors.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Carrickfergus Community Forum

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 or telephone the office on 02893359777
2. Community News
Carrickfergus Photographic Society meet on
Wednesday evenings at 7pm in
Ulidia Integrated College, 112 Victoria Road,
Carrickfergus during term time. 

New members are welcome and no 'qualifications' required other than an interest in photography so give it a go!
Term commenced on 4th September 2019.
3. Fundraising News
Open for applications NOW
·         Monday 16th September 2019 at 12noon – close for applications
PLEASE NOTE: Any organisation previously funded within this year of 2019-20 are not eligible to apply.
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Northern Area Community Network (NACN) to facilitate this process.
As such the Northern Area Community Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.
Due to limited funding only a small number of projects will be supported.
Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project.  Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (PLEASE READ GUIDANCE NOTES). Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.
Please find attached:
  •         Guidance notes
  •         Application form
  •         Training Directory
  •         Sharing Ideas for Small Grant Applications
For further details please contact: Northern Area Community Network, The Old School House, Mill Street, Cushendall, BT44 0RR, T: 02821772100, E: or E:
Northern Area Community Network Ltd, Old School House, 
Mill Street, Cushendall, BT44 0RR
Tel: 028 2177 2100 
Email: Website:
A Northern Ireland Charity Registered as NI32592, Charity Number XR61052


New and Updated Funding Initiatives


Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA): Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme

Funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affair’s Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme, this programme offers micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation. 
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Telecommunity Fund

Managed by the Community Foundation for NI, it prioritises work with young people, older people and people with disabilities and prefers organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000.  Grants range from £500 to £2000.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Groundwork NI: TESCO Centenary Fund

Offers a first prize of £50,000, a second place prize of up to £30,000 and  a third place prize of up to £20,000 for projects which provide a significant benefit to communities across NI.  Groundwork is working in partnership with Tesco to deliver the Centenary Fund.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Power NI: Brighter Communities Fund

Power NI’s brand new local funding initiative, Brighter Communities, makes £1000 available each month to NI community groups and individuals to help people implement innovative and creative projects which will change and improve their local community for the better.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary


Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF)

Aims to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.  Grants of 5K to 15K per year, for up to 3 years for projects which address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level.     
Application Deadline: Midnight, Friday 13Sep 2019
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

The Skinners' Company: The Lady Neville Charity

A very small grant-making trust which makes grants of up to £1,000 to small organisations in the fields of Disability, Local Heritage, Local Community, Performing and Visual Art.
Application Deadline: Friday 13 Sep 2019
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Help the Homeless

Grants (generally up to £5,000) for capital costs to small and medium-sized registered charities only (those with a turnover of under £1m per annum) for projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.
Closing Date 15 Sep 2019
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker

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