This week's content:

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


ASIST (Suicide Intervention Training)     12th & 13th NOVEMBER

If you are interested in attending any of the above workshops or would like more information please contact the office on 02893 59777 or email or

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 or telephone the office on 02893359777
2. Community News
3. Fundraising News
Small Capital Grants Programme
Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2019/20 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland.  The purpose of this fund is to promote Partnership and Collaboration within the voluntary and Community sector.
Who can apply?
Applications must include a minimum of 2 organisations. Those applying must nominate a lead partner to whom the whole of the grant will be paid. The Lead Partner should complete the application form.   The amount of grant available to apply for will be dependent on the number of partners within the application:
  • 2 partner groups                     =          can apply for £1,500
  • 3 - 4 partner groups                =          can apply for up to £3,500
  • 5+ partner groups                   =          can apply for up to maximum £5,000
To be eligible for grant assistance applicants must be constituted voluntary or community sector organisations located in Northern Ireland, with an annual unrestricted income of less than £100,000 per year.
("Unrestricted" income relates to funds that the non-profit organisation may use for any purpose. “Restricted” income relates to funds whose use is restricted by a particular purpose and must be used in a specified period e.g. grant offer from a Funding Body)  
Applicants must deliver the project, pay supplier(s) and submit a grant claim by 31st March 2020.
Application forms and guidance notes can be accessed at:
Completed applications should be emailed to, and must be received by 5pm Wednesday 9th October 2019


Funding news & deadlines


St. Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin) Community and Charitable Fund

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, offers grants of up to €10,000 to charities and community groups working to respond to various needs within the community. )
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Ulster Garden Villages: The Common Fund

Ulster Garden Villages Limited primarily allocates funds to projects within NI that in general will improve the quality of life in the local community.  As one of the largest grant-making trusts in Northern Ireland UGV gives grants totalling in the region of £1.5m each year.
Find out more on GrantTracker or on the website

Upcoming deadlines: 

For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker


For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker

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