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

New Service for Patients with a cancer diagnosis in NHSCT
My name is Aaron Irwin, and I am the Macmillan Move More Co-ordinator for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. My role is to get people living with cancer back into physical activity. I am getting the word out about this exciting new scheme within Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with cancer. The service is for all people who have had a cancer diagnosis at any stage of their cancer journey, from diagnosis, in treatment, palliative, end of life or now cancer free.  They can self-refer on to the scheme by phoning me directly 079 3963 4434 or via email  or be referred from Health Care Professional by email or phone.  I also have posters promoting the service and referral cards and am happy to bring you some, or to come and speak to your Team about the Move More Service.
Why be more active when living with cancer?
Becoming more physically active is a positive change when you are living with or after cancer. Cancer and it treatments can make things feel very uncertain. Doing something for yourself like becoming more active can help you feel better and more in control. Research suggests that along with having a healthy diet, being physically active can help reduce the risk of some cancer types coming back. It can also help reduce the risk of developing other health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Being active before, during and after treatment is safe. It can:
  • Reduce tiredness (fatigue)
  • Help look after your heart
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Help you keep to a healthy weight
  • Strengthen your muscles
  • Improve bone health
  • Improve flexibility and ability to stretch
  • Improve balance
  • Increase confidence
In my new role, I will be offering specific exercise for people living with cancer through the gym and cancer specific classes, which also provide socialisation and peer support.  I will also be providing swimming and other physical activity opportunities to allow people to live longer with cancer.
All activities I will be providing on the move more service will be free of charge and delivered by myself, the Move More Co-ordinator.
Currently the Move More Service is providing
  • 3months free gym and swimming in Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne Leisure centres.
  • Cancer specific classes such as circuits, pilates and many more activities.
  • 1 – 1 support for up to a year on living with and dealing with your cancer
 If you have any queries regarding the move more service, please feel free to contact me.
Kind Regards
Aaron Irwin
Phone: 079 3963 4434
3. Fundraising News

New and Updated


The Marsh Christian Trust

Focuses on providing funding to help small organisations pay for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. The nature of their funding is to support established charities and not to provide start-up costs.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust: Charities

Particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. Since 1979, more than £40 million has been distributed to a range of charities working in the UK and overseas. Grants to charities will be on a matching funding basis only.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

David Solomons Charitable Trust

Makes grants to UK registered charity organisations, with particular emphasis on those providing services or other benefits for those with learning difficulties. Previous grants have been for up to £8,000 although the vast majority of awards are for £1,000 or less.
Find out more on GrantTracker


Key Dates for Your Fundraising Diary

Elephant Trust

Aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. Committed to helping artists and institutions that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. Grants usually limited to £2,000 but larger grants may be considered.
  • Application Deadline 17 June 2019.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Ecclesiastical Insurance: Movement for Good Awards

An online nomination scheme designed to give £1million to charities. The aim is to put their giving directly into the hands of remarkable organisations (like yours perhaps) that are changing people’s lives for the better. 500 charities will be awarded £1,000 and 10 charities will be awarded £50,000.
  • Opening Date for £50,000 Awards 17 June 2019.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

EU: PEACE 2014 - 2020

The EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation is a unique Structural Funds programme aimed at reinforcing progress towards a peaceful and stable society in NI and the Border Region of Ireland. 2 funding calls currently still open are 4.2 'Building Community Cohesion through Social Enterprise' (Pilot project) and 4.2 'Building PEACE through Emotional Resilience for Today and the Future'
  • Building Community Cohesion through Social Enterprise call closing date: 5pm 25 June 2019
  • Building Emotional Resilience call closing date: 5pm 25 June 2019
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker

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