This week's content:

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

1. CCF News and Events 
Nomination Form
2. Community News
Generously sponsored by Wright's Spar, entry for the 2022 race, organised by Whitehead Runners and Whitehead Community Association is open.


Photo of Mat Fraser: text actor, musician & disability rights advocate. Live Q&A. All participants welcome. Zoom webinar 24 February 2022 at 2pm. ONSIDE logo.

ONSIDE: Live Q & A with Mat Fraser - critically acclaimed disabled actor, writer and musician

Our ONSIDE team is delighted to announce that Mat Fraser will take part in a live
Q & A webinar with ONSIDE participants on Thursday 24 February at 2.00pm. Mat is a leading disability rights activist who's acting, writing and music career spans over 30 years. He believes that authentic disabled voices and faces are vital in liberating narrative and portrayal of disability, and mainstream life in Society, so this series was much needed.
Read more and get your ticket for the event

Have you been putting off setting up your online banking?
Worried about keeping your accounts safe?
Join us for an online session with Ulster Bank Northern Ireland to look at the ins and outs of online banking.
We're running a demonstration online on March 3rd at 11am to show you how it all works to dispel any fear you may have and explain how banks ensure your account is kept safe.
Sign up now:
Do you enjoy going for a walk, a coffee and a having a chat? Guide Dogs Northern Ireland are recruiting volunteers for their My Sighted Guide project and invite you to come along to their Information Session on Tues 1st March 7-8pm (via zoom). Register by emailing
(See the locations volunteers are needed in:
3. Fundraising News

This Week's Funding News

Department of Health: Advance Care Planning Seeds Grants
This new Seed Grant programme offers supports for creative responses from communities across Northern Ireland seeking to reflect on their experience of the pandemic and plan ahead. Grants up to £2,000. Deadline 12pm(noon) on 4 March 2022.
The Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants for Children 2022
The purpose of the Holiday Grants programme is to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities.  Please note the removal of temporary changes made last year to funding.  Grants between £500 to £2,500.
NI Policing Board: Police Property Fund Grants Scheme
The Police Property Fund is made up of assets recovered by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) as a result of criminal investigations. The Police (Property) Regulations 1997 provide for the Policing Board to make payments to organisations for charitable purposes from the Fund. Grants between £1000 and £10,000.

Scops Arts Trust
The goal of Scops Arts Trust is to give people of all ages a better quality of life by enabling them to understand, participate in and simply enjoy the arts, particularly music, drama, opera and dance. They award one-off grants and also consider multi-year funding. The next grant round will open on 12 April and more information will be posted on their website nearer the time.

All GrantTracker subscribers can simply sign in to GrantTracker to find all the schemes below in an easy access one-stop-shop format.


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Don’t forget about our featured funder - The Big Give: The Green Match Fund
The Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities which are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission. All public donations made to participating charities via during the week of the campaign (22-29 April) will be matched up to a specific amount. 

Each participating charity will be awarded a ring-fenced amount of match funding which will be used to match public donations - either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000. Deadline 25 February 2022. Further information about the Big Give can be found in our webinar Introduction to the Big Give webinar | NICVA.
Food for Life Get Togethers: Small Grants
Food for Life Get Togethers aim to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds through good food to get more people eating healthily, strengthen our communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation.  Offer small grants of £150.
Deadline is 5pm on 22 February 2022.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. They distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to over £5million, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage.
Application deadline for grants over £250,000 is 12pm(noon) on 24 February 2022.
Money Saving Expert Charity
The MSE Charity is funded by Money Saving Expert. The MSE Charity is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups and organisations delivering financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave & manage their money.
Deadline for the Living with Long-term Challenges scheme is 25 February 2022.
Art Work - Covid Recovery: Employment and Skills Initiative for the Arts Sector
The Covid Recovery - Employment and Skills Initiative provides support for individuals to enter into the Arts, Creative Industries, Sport, Heritage, Voluntary and Community sectors in Northern Ireland. A grant to fund the salary and associated costs of a new entry level position for 3 years and an additional and optional grant of up to £3,000 to fund skills and development needs of the newly appointed staff.
Future Screens NI for the Arts sector deadline 12pm(noon) on 25 February 2022.

Get ahead with GrantTracker and access over 900 funding schemes in NI's leading database.  Just £100 a year for NICVA members
and £145 for non-members here.


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The Athlete Award Programme for 2022/23! 🚨

In this programme, where applicable, Sport Northern Ireland will contribute to the essential personal living costs of an athlete! 🤝
Closing Date: Monday 28th February ⌛️
Find out more here:

LGNI has just launched the All Ages April 2022 small grants scheme. The grants are £150 in value and are open to a range of groups across Northern Ireland including: older people's groups, care homes, schools, community groups, youth groups etc. to complete an #intergenerational activity during April 2022. Why not apply today? Details on our website.
Closing date 11 March.

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