This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
Royal Wedding 29th April 2011 
We have been contacted by the BBC who are making a programme to mark the 10th wedding anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They are keen to hear from anyone who celebrated that day in their own special way; it might have been holding a street party, visiting a public event, or perhaps you even got married yourself!

If you would like the chance to contribute to the programme, please email with your name and details of your day. Thank you.
While staff are working remotely you can still contact us for assistance on 02893 359777  just leave a message and someone will return your call

We are here to help with any issues you may be facing as a result of the current lockdown. If you are in difficulty as a result of isolation or loss of income please send us a message on our Facebook page or contact a staff member directly.

Staff can be contacted by email
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2. Community News

Register today for our #FallsPrevention Virtual Roadshow. Hosted by our Community Navigator in partnership with
As we begin to look forward to life after this pandemic,
Age NI
wants to hear from older people about what’s important to them now and in the future. Our Lived Experience 2021 survey will help us highlight the issues of most importance.
If you’d like to request a hard copy of the survey please contact or phone 90245729
Take the survey here:
As Primary 1-3 are due to go back on 8th March, we have created a 'Back to School' resource pack. The pack includes top tips for returning to school, a social story, weekly planner and visual boards. You can download this resource on our website 👇
3. Fundraising News

If you’re considering applying to the #DormantAccountsFundNI, the key questions to consider are:
How your organisation will be different when the funding comes to an end.
What change will it have made that means your organisation is more sustainable and fit for the future?
Our Senior Head of Funding, Alison Fraser, shares some important advice in this blog about what makes a good application:

New Funding This Week 🆕


Hedley Foundation

Supports small to medium sized UK registered charities operating across the spectrum of social need. Grants from £250 - £5,000 plus.


Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation makes donations of up to £1,000 to UK registered charities towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

NFU Mutual Community Giving

The NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (CGF) was set up in 2005 to support community initiatives and charitable events, as well as to help boost staff fundraising. Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally they like to fund something specific so they can measure the difference their donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.


Special EU Programmes Body: PEACE PLUS 2021-27 (Opening later this year)

A new EU cross-border programme that will contribute to a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. The programme will achieve this by funding activities that promote peace and reconciliation and contribute to the cross-border economic and territorial development of the region. It will build upon previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes through 6 themes. The total budget is approximately €1bn.


The Weinstock Fund

The Weinstock Fund is a reasonably small independent grant-making trust which funds a wide range of charitable causes, particularly in the fields of welfare, children, education, medicine, music and the arts.  Charities must be registered in the UK. The Fund tends not to support research projects or projects based abroad. 


Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

Wingate Foundation funds in the fields of; Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts, Music and Medical Research Travel Grants.

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


The Big Give: The Green Match Fund (Application Closing Date 5th March)

A match funding campaign for charities 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 of either £2,500, £10,000 or £25,000. 

Downtown and Cool FM Cash for Kids (Application Deadline 5pm, 5th March)

Supports children from birth up to and including 18 years of age who are vulnerable, come from disadvantaged backgrounds or are living with an illness or disability. Typical grants are £1,000 to £3,000 but they will happily consider applications for larger amounts.

Community Foundation for NI: Enabling Growth Fund (Closing Date 1pm, 12th March)

A NI-wide grant scheme providing 6 grants of up to £15,000, plus mentoring support of up to 30 hours for charities and social enterprises to continue an existing idea or develop a new one which enables them to grow. 

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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