This week's content:

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


We are holding a FREE Autism and Anxiety workshop in Belfast on 19th March 2020. Please see details below 👇

For more information or to book, please email

#AutismAndAnxiety #AutismNITraining
3. Fundraising News
2 weeks left – Publication Grant Scheme closing soon
Publishers can get up to £5,000 to help increase understanding and better community relations in Northern Ireland.
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New and Updated Funding Initiatives 🆕


Allen Lane Foundation

Funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations across the UK. Interested in funding causes which they believe to be unpopular both in society, and with other funders. Aims to help organisations to become sustainable, supporting running and core costs.  Around 150 grants, to a total value of between £750,000 and £800,000.  Average grant is £5000 to £6000. 

Find out more on the website

Tudor Trust Grants

Makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. They particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations which work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations which support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. 

Find out more on the website

Power NI: Brighter Communities Fund

Power NI’s local funding initiative, Brighter Communities, makes £1000 available each month to NI community groups and individuals to help people implement innovative and creative projects which will change and improve their local community for the better.

Find out more on the website
For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker
Subscribe to GrantTracker (+ 800 NI-specific funders) for a full year from just £100 here
And keep up to date by following NICVA's Fundraising Advice Officer on Twitter

Key Dates for your Fundraising Diary 📅

The Inman Charity

A small trust making annual distributions of over £325,000 in grants to a wide range of UK Registered Charities.  Main interests are Medical research, Care of the elderly, General welfare, Hospices, The Deaf and Blind, Care of the physically & mentally disabled and The Armed Forces.

Closing Date for Spring Director's Meeting 29 Feb 2020

Find out more on the website

Gilchrist Educational Trust: Grants to Organisations

As well as providing grants to Individuals, grants for expeditions, and a biennial fieldwork award, they make modest grants to British organisations for projects likely to fill educational gaps, or make more widely available a particular aspect of education or learning.  The project(s) may be in the U.K. or overseas.  In the Trust's last financial year, the range of grants made to organisations was from £500 to £4,000.
Latest Possible Annual Closing Date 29 Feb 2020

Find out more on the website

The Ouseley Trust

Set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland. Makes grants to cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions.  The trustees of the Ouseley Trust administer the funds that arose from the closure and sale of St Michael's College, Tenbury Wells - the choir school founded by Sir Frederick Ouseley.

Closing Date 28 Feb 2020

Find out more on the website

For a full list of upcoming dates see GrantTracker



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