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NICVA

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) are seeking NI participants to complete a UK wide survey on the impact of Covid-19 on VCSE sector organisations.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council welcomes the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Market Study on General Insurance and its proposed measures to tackle unfair pricing practices.
Mind
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Charityline

Every year, one in four of us experiences a mental health problem. Mind in Mid Herts, a leading mental health charity, believes that ‘no one should have to face a mental health problem alone’. Here's how we were able to help them during lockdown.
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NICVA

NICVA in partnership with The Community Foundation for NI and the Department for Communities (DfC) have launched a new Accelerator Programme for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
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First Aid for Churches Training Service has recommenced training - Covid-19 safety is paramount for all learners. Great to be back teaching fellow churchgoers how to save lives!
Hillis Smith of Belfast Community Circus School
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The normal Belfast Culture Night extravaganza may not be packing the city’s streets this year but six hours of the best of the arts will be broadcast across multiple channels tomorrow (Friday 18).
Get into Retail with Prince's Trust and Tesco
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The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust and Tesco Get into Retail programme returns this autumn, offering work experience and training opportunities to young people aged 16-30.
The Arts in Times of Crisis
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Charityline

Standard Utilities is a proud sponsor of Visual Artists Ireland and works in partnership to cover the costs of ‘Member Insurance’ for NI’s VAI members. Read our article from VAI's latest publication.
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Public Health Agency

Poster and Leaflet in English and translations
Investing in Volunteers Essentials
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

A new, free online tool for groups to help ensure that volunteers have the best possible experience.
people connecting at eden project camp
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Eden Project Communities

The Eden Project Virtual Community Camp will bring communities together at a time when supporting each other has never been more important
Graphic with text Disabled Peoples Organisations COVID-19 emergency fund is now open for applications. Logos of Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland, Disability Wales and Inclusion London and NET
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Disability Action

The £1.5m National Emergencies Trust (NET) funding will support grassroots DPOs across the UK. DPO partners are Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland, Disability Wales and Inclusion London. Closing date is 5 October 2020.
Purple covid graphic - The impact of COVID-19 on disabled people in NI. Report now available
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Disability Action

A small team undertook one of the largest surveys in our history. The data gathered gives a clear picture in time of the reality for disabled people on the ground in Northern Ireland as COVID-19 hit.
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard is the leading agency for the promotion, development and delivery of play in Northern Ireland. This vibrant organisation is at the forefront of shaping the future of children and young people’s play opportunities and experiences.
Culture Night 2020 goes online
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Streaming across a number of virtual platforms on Friday September 18th, Culture Night Online 2020 aims to be accessible to those who would attend in-person each year as well as those who have yet to experience the best of Northern Ireland’s arts and cult
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is urging Danske Bank customers to review their banking needs ahead of the upcoming closure of four local branches later this year. The branches in Ballycastle, Comber, Kilrea and Strabane are due to close on 4 December 2020.
Dj and Producer Synyx. Photo by Francine Montgomery / Excalibur Press.
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County Down-based music producer James Mountstephens has released the stunning track Drop The Bomb under the performance name of Synyx.
Cahoots Artistic Director Paul McEneaney with actor Hugh W Brown launching the new Cahoots show University of Wonder & Imagination. Photo by Francine Montgomery / Excalibur Press For more information contact Tina Calder, Excalibur Press, 07305354209, tina@excaliburpress.co.uk
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Northern Ireland-based children’s theatre company Cahoots NI has launched an immersive digital theatre experience with the aim of bringing the magic and joy of theatre to young audiences at home.
NI Savings Week lauch photo in Belfast City Hall
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Consumer Council

Progressive Building Society has partnered with Action Mental Health and The Consumer Council NI to launch its third annual Northern Ireland Savings Week, from 7-11 September.
Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Frank McCoubrey and Susan Picken, director of Cathedral Quarter Trust and Culture Night Belfast. Photo by: Francine Montgomery / Excalibur Press For more information contact Tina Calder, Excalibur Press, 07305354209, tina@excaliburpress.co.uk
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Culture Night’s 2020 core programme has been unveiled with a packed line-up of music, debates, art and thought-provoking films that will all happen online on Friday 18 September.
PlayBoard NI
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PlayBoard NI

This survey will assist PlayBoard NI to engage with policy makers on the future of the sector.
Cahoots Artistic Director Paul McEneaney launching the new Cahoots show University of Wonder & Imagination.Photo by Francine Montgomery / Excalibur PressFor more information contact Tina Calder, Excalibur Press, 07305354209, tina@excaliburpress.co.uk
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Theatre lovers in Northern Ireland will be treated to a new era in theatre thanks to innovative and forward thinking company Cahoots NI.
SRH Counselling Services new training schedule!
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SRH Counselling Services

The 2020-2021 Training program is now available! Training events until summer 2021
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Consumer Council

Natural gas consumers in the Ten Towns will be pleased with Firmus Energy Supply’s decision to decrease its prices by 12.48% from 1 October 2020. This follows from a 21.15% decrease back in April 2020.
Prince's Trust Development Awards
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The Prince's Trust

Development Award grants of up to £160 are now available to help young people aged 16-30 to start a new course or support them into work.