This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
2. Community News
We are excited to announce the launch of our Connections Project, in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The project aims to report on the experiences of children and young people living through COVID 👫

Submit your entries for a chance to win Amazon vouchers! ⭐️
Carers’ Week runs next week 8 -14 June

Following the success of online Mindfulness and Sleep Easy classes for carers over the last 7 weeks, on Monday 8th June ‘Be Happy Now' will commence. Be Happy Now is a positivity programme exploring the key ingredients in creating a happier and more meaningful life: positive thinking, positive affirmations, mindfulness, laughter yoga & gratitude 🙏

🗓Monday 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th June
11am via ZOOM

Register to join by emailing
Are you caring for a vulnerable family member? Would you be willing to take part in a small study to find out about the emotional impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on carers in families?

Contact Lisa Smyth to find out more: 07706831286 or email
#ChildSafetyWeek Magnets have become popular among young people who use them as pretend #piercings in or around the mouth, but they can be very dangerous! If swallowed seek medical advice straight away! Check out our helpful tips to prevent accidnets from occurring @
Today is World Environment Day 🌍

Our eco activities list has lots of ideas that you can try at home with used or recycled materials.

Find out more at

#PlayAtHome #ForNature

RNIB Northern Ireland and Guide Dogs NI have been working together to develop an advice document for blind and partially sighted people who are offline. 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing additional challenges for blind and partially sighted people in Northern Ireland. These challenges can be particularly acute for those unable to access vital information and services online. 

The document is designed to provide information on sources of information and support during the current pandemic. It has been developed in conjunction with the Department of Health, the Health and Social Care Board and the Department for Communities. 

Both organisations are aware that these individuals are often harder to reach, and they may also in many cases, be among the most vulnerable in our society. This makes their need to receive support information and public health guidance, even more vital.

Please feel free to share this information through your own networks and among those who access your services, in line with your own policies and procedures.
SKILLS MATCH is the new platform to help businesses share their skills and expertise to benefit society during and beyond COVID-19

If you would like to get involved in SKILLS MATCH, a series of webinars have been planned to help the VCSE sector, or if you would like to offer your skills and expertise, please visit to book your place.
For more information email

3. Fundraising News


New and Updated Funding Initiatives 🆕


Covid-19 Grant Schemes from local Councils

4 Councils are still running competitive, open grant schemes.  The others have now closed their COVID-19 grant schemes or have been distributing funds other than by open competition.  See the link above for full details.

COVID-19 Funds from Trusts and Foundations Currently Open


COVID-19 Funds Closing Soon 📅


For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker



For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker



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