This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
25 wellbeing packs were delivered to Iceland Carrickfergus to thank the staff for their hard work during the pandemic. We hope you all enjoy your goodies!!
Are you Distance Aware? Why not pick up a free Distance Aware badge in your local community pharmacy and wear it to remind others to maintain distance.
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2. Community News

Youth Restart Updated April 2021

The Minister of Education, Mr Peter Weir announced on the 25th March 2021 that Youth Services can begin a phased return to face to face provision from the 1st April 2021. To help facilitate this process we have provided updated support and guidance materials below:







FAQ’s for Generic Youth Work


FAQ’s for Targeted Youth Work


FAQ’s for Detached Youth Work

First one kicks off (weather dependant) on the 1st May and will be in Market place on the first Saturday of every month.
We are encouraging people to look after their mental health and that of their loved ones during this pandemic, and reminding people of the support available.
If you or someone you know is in distress or despair, call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.
The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also access the Lifeline website at Trained crisis counsellors are available to take your call any day, any time.
More information on looking after your mental health, and the support available across NI can be found at
Are you a person with a disability? Do you experience loneliness?

You are not alone.

While each person with a disability is unique in terms of the personal circumstances they face, loneliness is an experience that many people with disabilities have in common.

Getting the right support is so important.

If you or someone you know would benefit from the support of the Loneliness Network, please get in touch with one of our organisations.

Network Personnel
Volunteer Now
Northern Health and Social Care Trust

#LetsTalkLoneliness #PuttingPeopleFirst 
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Coming up in Horizon SureStart from Monday, 26 April
We are currently arranging school placements for September 2021 for our children with statements of special educational needs. We are working hard with families and schools to secure appropriate placements. If you have any queries, or would like some advice, you can contact your SEN link officer or your SENCo at school.
MEAAP is currently recruiting for a temporary administrative assistant to cover maternity leave.
Click the link to find out more!
#recruitment #hiring #JobVacancy
3. Fundraising News

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



New Funding This Week 🆕


TESCO : Community Grants (Previously TESCO Bags of Help)

Since 2016 the scheme (managed by Groundwork UK) has supported over 36,000 charities and community groups with more than £85million in grants for local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events etc.  


The National Lottery Community Fund (UK Office): Bringing People Together

This programme aims to strengthen and deepen the social fabric of communities across the UK by providing grants of up to £300,000 in total for up to two years for projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.  This is funding from their UK Portfolio where they explore new approaches, experiment with how to do things differently, and look to fund work that is more future focussed. 

James Tudor Foundation

Established for the relief of sickness.  It operates primarily within the UK and prefers applications from organisations that have been established for at least two years and that are UK registered charities or UK charitable incorporated organisations. They will also consider applications from UK registered charities for overseas projects for the relief of human sickness. 


Community Foundation for NI: Telecommunity Fund

Managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, the Telecommunity Fund was established with capital from BT, management and unions. It exists to support small, locally based grass roots community projects across NI.   It prioritises work with young people, older people and people with disabilities. Grants range from £500 to £2000.


Vodafone UK Foundation

Supports projects that use technology to deliver public benefit, through four core pillars of activity: Connected Learning, Connected Health, Connected Living, and Apps. Funds projects around the world that are run in partnership with other charitable organisations & NGOs. Since 1991, the Vodafone Foundation has contributed over £560 million to charitable activities worldwide. 

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


Comic Relief (Via Muslim Charities Forum): The Global Majority Fund (Application Deadline 5.00pm, 30 Apr 2021)

The Global Majority Fund was launched by Comic Relief in early 2021.  Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) as an Intermediary Partner for Comic Relief is now managing applications for UK- based organisations who work with communities facing racial inequality within the UK.  MCF has now opened the funding application process for small-medium organisations to apply for project or core costs for up to £10,000.  

The United States Embassy London: Small Grants Programme (Application Deadline: 17:00 BST 30 Apr 2021)

The United States Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom offers small grants for outreach activities that enhance the understanding of the United States in the United Kingdom.  

Victoria Homes Trust (Application Deadline, 30 Apr 2021)

NI-based funder which funds only registered charities in NI.​ Aims to assist the physical, mental and spiritual development of young people under 21 years of age. The Trust's policy is to provide small grants in support of local projects which benefit children and young people.

Architectural Heritage Fund: Project Viability & Project Development Grants (Application Deadline 30 Apr 2021)

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a capital project involving a building, or to help fund development costs.  Grants of £7500 to £15,000 are available.

Education Authority: Planned Intervention Funding (Closing Date 4pm, 30 Apr 2021)

Funding  of up to £6000 from The Executive Office (TEO) for projects aimed at young people in interface areas and areas where there is the potential of heightened social unrest during the summer period, particularly on weekend evenings and during the traditional times of community events.

To see ALL new and updated funds and deadlines, plus over 860 other funding schemes in a one-stop format, subscribe to NI's Leading database, GrantTracker, for just £100 a year for NICVA members and £145 for non-members here.

You can see ALL current and paused COVID-19 funding schemes on NICVA's constantly updated COVID-19 Fundraising Hub



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