Carrickfergus Community Forum is an umbrella organisation representing the community and voluntary sector

Its Key function is to develop and strengthen the community infrastructure, resources and capacity as well as to offer a collective and strong voice within the Carrickfergus, Greenisland and Whitehead areas.




To grow and support independent and informed, confident and collaborative, strategic and visionary voluntary groups benefitting all within the local community.





We are delighted to have welcomed Belfast Works Connect to our premises in February of 2024.

Belfast Works Connect is a FREE community-based programme focused on helping people achieve their personal potential.  The programme provides individual packages of support through tailored personal and skills development with access to over 100 FREE approved courses, to help with confidence building, volunteering or gaining employment. 


If you are not in work due to:

Illness or Disability
Carer and/or looking after family or home
Early Retired

Belfast Works Connect maybe able to help you.


Please note this programme cannot support people in employment or full-time education. Visit Belfast Works Connect for more information on whats available or contact Gemma at GemmaMcCann@gsjac.co.uk to register.

Mid & East Antrim Affordable Food Club is based here on Monday & Tuesday every week from 10am until 1:30pm. This service is available to clients on a low income up to £16K who may, or many not also have a top of UC. Fore more information please visit MEA Affordable Food Club

MEACAS are now based in CCF on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm. 

Mid & East Antrim Community Advice Services helps people resolve their debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems and is available to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, disability or religion.


Mid & East Antrim Community Advice Services is a registered charity core funded by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council. We receive other funding from projects such as Welfare Reform, Pension Wise, Money Advice Service and Mid & East Antrim Age Well Partnership, as well as donations from the public.


This service is by apointment only. Please visit MEACAS Website to get in touch with an advisor. 

Ladies Craft Class Dropin - Every Tuesday 12 - 2pm


The Forum provides a wide range of courses and activities for the local community. We currently have a womens craft drop in group that meets every Tuesday from 12:00 - 2:00pm for a catch up and chat over coffe while making some amazing pieces including a Crochet Castle and tiny hats for premature babies. .



AWARE is the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland.

A Derry-born charity, we now have two offices; one in Derry/Londonderry and a second office in Belfast. AWARE has an established network of 23 support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by our trained volunteers. Support groups .

Carrickfergus Community Forum

31 Lancasterian Street


BT38 7AB


Phone: 028 93359777


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