This week's content:

1. CCF News and Events
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
1. CCF News and Events 
We are delighted to be back in the office!
Staff have been busy installing additional Covid safety measures in order to welcome you all back.

We hope to resume our courses as soon as possible so keep an eye on our facebook page for any updates.
Follow the rules and help save lives.
Find out what the current restrictions mean for you at:
Northern Ireland Executive
2. Community News
We are hosting a FREE online conference to help young people with autism navigate their way through their teenage years. This full day conference is packed with guidance from health and educational professionals on helping young people with autism ease their way through the education system to employment. Dean Beadle has toured the UK for over 14 years sharing his experience of being autistic and will explain autistic identity – ‘celebrating who I am’.
Full bio for Dean and other speakers is available at Register today!
This event is supported by
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Ulster University
Education Authority
National Autistic Society
Fresh Minds Education are delighted to be able to offer Suicide Prevention training for everyone living in Northern Ireland.
See below for the available dates and to book your place. 
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+.
This training course covers:
  • Contributing factors that lead to poor mental health, emotional distress & suicide prevention awareness
  • Understanding the role of mental health and emotions in relation to suicide prevention awareness
  • Connect 4-Way Model for helping people experiencing emotional distress or suicide
  • Tools, resources and support for people in your community, schools and colleges
  • The role of self-care and wellbeing in strengthening mental health and preventing suicide
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Volunteering - VOYPIC

Volunteer at VOYPIC!

We are currently recruiting Volunteer Mentors to provide support to young care leavers. Volunteer Mentors support young adults aged 16 – 25 to set and achieve goals and to improve their support in their local communities.

There is no closing date, but to be considered for the first round of opportunity, expressions of interest must be received by Wednesday 21 April, ahead of initial induction and training events being held on Saturday 24 April and Wednesday 28 April.
For more information visit or contact Brenda on / 07592 375685.
Supported by
The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland
Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
We're hiring!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual with strong marketing and communications skills to join our busy Communications Team!

This role will be based in our Belfast office and will include:

- Assisting with communications and marketing campaigns to expand our current profile
- Updating our website as a key source of engagement and information
- Producing copy for digital and written materials
- Creating engaging content for social media to promote our services and programmes

This role would suit an individual with strong communications and marketing skills who is looking for an opportunity to develop their experience and build their portfolio with an exciting and fast-growing charity.

Apply here >> 
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A reminder that we are running the 4 week Real Birth Antenatal Classes, starting on Monday 19th April on Zoom at 10am. If you are pregnant and are interested, text Andrea on 07783801188 for further info 🤰
Celebration of the life of
Walter Kammerling BEM 1923-2021
Thursday 29th April, 6:00pm, Online via Zoom


My name is Molly Liggett and I am a Regional Ambassador of the Holocaust Educational Trust for Northern Ireland.
Earlier this year, I was saddened to hear the news that Holocaust survivor, Walter Kammerling BEM had passed away. Walter had a huge impact on me when I had the privilege of hearing his testimony at an Ambassador event run by the Trust at Stormont in 2017. 
Walter arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport. From 1939 to 1942, he lived and worked on Millisle farm in County Down, Northern Ireland. During its years of operation, the farm provided refuge to Walter and countless other Jewish adults and children who had fled Nazi persecution. Walter's connection to Northern Ireland and passion for Holocaust education truly inspires me.
I am delighted to invite you to this event, in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust, to celebrate Walter’s life and achievements and reflect on the important relationship that Northern Ireland holds with the Holocaust.
We want to make sure your memories of Walter are included in the event, if possible please send any photos you may have of Walter to us at
With best wishes,
Molly Liggett
Regional Ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust
3. Fundraising News
The Planned Interventions Programme 2021/22 is now open for applications
The Planned Interventions Programme provides funding for community activity to divert young people from anti-social and potentially criminal behaviour around contentious parades and public assemblies and to deal with heightened tension around interfaces.

The Programme seeks to develop the capacity of individuals and groups of children and young people to meaningfully take part in structured cross community engagement and relationship building programmes, such as T:BUC Camps. 

The main outcomes of Planned Intervention Funding include improving attitudes between young people from different community backgrounds and reducing the number of crime and anti-social behaviour incidents carried out by young people in their local communities.      

The Programme is funded by The Executive Office and administered by the Education Authority.

The Planned Interventions Programme is open for applications and will close on Friday 30 April 2021, at 4pm.
For further information and to apply to the programme please visit the Education Authority website at:
To note: Applicant groups must be registered with the Education Authority (EA)

New Funding This Week 🆕


Greenhall Foundation

Funding to sustainably improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas projects are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK.  Preference is given to appeals where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and where permanent equipment or building is required as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs. 


Community Foundation for NI: Made By Sport’s ‘Clubs In Crisis’ Fund (Opened today)

Managed in NI by the Community Foundation for NI, Made By Sport’s ‘Clubs In Crisis’ Fund offers one-off grants of £2,021 for sports clubs or organisations working within the sport for development sector (this includes any physical activity), which are able to demonstrate that the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected them, either operationally or financially, and which require funding to save, resume or adapt their activity.  Annual turnover must be under 75K.

The Fore

The Fore offers unrestricted grants of up to £30,000, which can be spread over up to 3 years and have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation.   Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply.

Upcoming Deadlines 📅


Hospital Saturday Fund (Deadline for Standard Grants of £2,000 or €3,000, 20th Apr 2021)

Set up in 1873, the Fund provides grants for individuals with a medical condition or disability who would benefit from assistance with the purchase of specialised equipment or from practical forms of treatment and registered health charities such as hospitals, hospices, medical organisations who are in need of grants for medical projects, care, research or support of medical training within the UK and RoI.


Jewish Child's Day (Application Deadline, 20th April 2021)

Supports disabled, disadvantaged, neglected or abused Jewish children worldwide by awarding financial grants of £500 to £5000 to organisations that have programs which help those children. Grants may be given for items of equipment or a specific project. 


The Baring Foundation: Funding for creativity, mental health and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds (Application Deadline: midday, Wednesday, 21st April 2021)

This new fund is designed to support activity to redress the under-representation of participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities in arts and mental health. Grants will be made to support this work of £10k - £40k. The work must take place in the UK.


The Big Give: The Green Match Fund (Campaign Opens (Midday, 22nd April 2021)

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 - either £2,500, £10,000 or £25,000. 


Groundwork NI: Whitemountain Programme (Application Deadline: 12 noon, Friday, 23rd April 2021)

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects making a positive impact at ground level, either developing facilities for community use or encouraging biodiversity and environmental improvements.

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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