This week's content:

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

PASS PROGRAMME - Promote, Advance Support for Success
Are you female aged between 16 - 24 and NOT in education employment or training? (NEET)

If you are interested in participating in a project please
contact or telephone 02893 359777

The project offers Level 1 training in
Health and Fitness
Community Development
How to start your own business
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 telephone the office on 02893359777
2. Community News
Carrickfergus Foodbank will be open as normal on Wednesday 10th of July 10:00am -12 noon and CLOSED on Friday 12th of July. 
We will re-open  as normal on Wednesday 17th of July.
 Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Annual Summer Open Day this Saturday 6th July from 10am to 3pm... lots of lovely fun,food,entertainment, plants for sale , happy busy children getting arty and so much more !
FREE ENTRY and if you didn’t realise by now .... WE ARE VERY EXCITED 😜
Do pop in always a lovely day with a few surprises thrown in #onyourdoorstep#golocal#farmfansrock ☀️👍🏻😘 and bunnies 🐰 there’s bunnys and coffee and cake and burgers 🍔🤣🤣❤️
  • Saturday, 3 August 2019
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Carrick Rangers
3. Fundraising News

Funding applications and deadlines

Music for All is happy to take applications for funding and operates in the following times during the year:

Spring period
Application deadline is 1st November for funding requirement in the following January

Summer period
Application deadline is 1st February for funding requirement in April

Autumn period
Application deadline is 1st July for funding requirement in September

Funding Options


Individual Grant

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments and lessons. Our Grant Application process allows us to help people fulfil their musical dreams. Young, old, regardless of personal or life challenges, we truly want music to be for all.

Community Project Funding

Many projects and initiatives take place throughout the UK that all aim to bring music to their community. Most would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in becoming truly sustainable music programmes.

Online Application 


Here are our application instructions, eligibility criteria and some hints and tips on how to apply for funding with Music for All.
Please read through these carefully before you start completing our application form:
Individual Grant Application Instructions and Eligibility Criteria
Community Project Funding Instructions and Eligibility Criteria

Once you’ve read the above instructions and eligibility criteria please click this link to access Music for All’s Online Application Form – best of luck!

*Please note that you will need to select whether you are an applying for an Individual Grant, or Community Project Funding and the form will adapt to suit.


New or Updated Funding Initiatives

Transform Foundation: Small Charities Website Grant

A funding opportunity for selected small charities with incomes below £350k annually to receive a new, best practice website built using templates funded by the Transform Foundation. 
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Transform Foundation: Facebook Grants

£5000 grants to charities to spend on Facebook Advertising and a free additional agency Facebook Advertising managed service through a technology grant partner, who can create the content, deploy and optimise the adverts.  They will also offer a further £10,000 grant as a follow on to organisations who prove to have the most successful ROI.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website


Hope for Youth NI

Grants of up to £5000 across NI for projects providing opportunities for young people aged 11-18 to come together from different cultural, ethnic or religious communities to work together on a creative, practical or outdoors project.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Peter Harrison Foundation: Opportunities Through Sport

Supports sporting activities or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Alec Dickson Trust

Supports young people who through volunteering or community service,  Grants of up to £500 to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under, to help them put their ideas into action and run projects that aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary

Hedley Foundation

Supports small to medium sized charities which work with young people. Most grants are capital or one-off in nature, although they sometimes help fund the introduction of new and innovative projects with a series of up to 3 annual grants.  Few grants exceed £5,000 and most of them go to charities where they can make an impact. 

Meeting Date 17 Jul 2019

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Removing Barriers to Family Life

Supporting Armed Forces Families facing challenges. Large grants will help to address substantial challenges; providing funding for transformative ideas. Medium grants will support projects that make a proven difference to Armed Forces Families and will support existing work. (Overall budget of £7.5 million.)

Large Grants Expression of Interest Deadline 18 Jul 2019

Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker

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