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Colin Neighbourhood Partnership

The Colin Connect Transport Hub and Colin Town Square was officially launched yesterday at a celebratory ceremony attended by Department for Infrastructure, The Executive Office, Translink, community representatives and the local Colin community.
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Law Society of Northern Ireland

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has launched a new video to help provide home buyers with information and advice about potential scams attempts to steal deposit monies.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is urging drivers to shop around for better deals on their car insurance, as the latest figures from confused.com reveal Northern Ireland motorists pay more than the UK average.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council, who are the statutory complaints body for transport, energy, water and postal services in Northern Ireland, picked up two awards at the 2019 UK Complaints Handling Awards in London.
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Consumer Council

Non-domestic water and sewerage charges set to rise by 2.7%
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Consumer Council

Translink customers should consider alternative ticket options following fare increase
Prince's Trust Development Awards
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The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust Development Awards can provide funding of up to £500 to support people to train, learn or get a job.
GSK IMPACT Awards 2019 Winner
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The King's Fund

Positive Life, a charity that helps people living with or affected by HIV in Northern Ireland, has been selected from more than 370 organisations across the UK as one of 10 winners of the 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards.
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Titanic Foundation

Two iconic experiences in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter – The Great Light and Titanic Walkway - have attracted more than 170,000 visitors in their first year.
Developing cyber resilience in the voluntary and community sector
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NICVA

As our ability to harness technology and digital services for voluntary and community activity grows so too does the challenge of keeping our organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches.
Northern Ireland's Laura McNamee;Housing Rights and Joe Devlin; Viridian Group took part in last year's programme
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British Council

Future Leaders Connect will give two young leaders from Northern Ireland the chance to join a global network and take part in nine days of leadership and policy training
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CommunityNI

The Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme will be fully open for applications at the end of March 2019.
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Health and Social Care Board

Supporting Better Health Literacy – a free training workshop for anyone working in a primary care health & wellbeing setting
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Eden Project Communities

It seems that making friends on the doorstep may becoming a thing of the past for many in Northern Ireland as 46% of us don’t know our neighbours’ names and only 25% would knock on a new neighbour’s door to welcome them to the neighbourhood. Nearly 70% of
Dylan, Caoimhe, Dexter and Honey-Rae  from Chirpy Chicks Pre-School Playgroup with Peter Smyth and Erskine Holmes UCIT
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

A popular County Down playgroup that was on the verge of closure only three years ago has secured vital funding of £12,000 to help modernise its offering.
Comedy Sketch Club
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Passing Phase

A project supporting Deep Down Arts by providing a platform for people to have a go at a bit of comedy sketch writing.
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) has launched a new project ‘Self-Care Pharmacy’.
L-R Frances Dowds, Public Health Agency; Patrick McMeekin, CDHN Treasurer; Joanne Morgan, CDHN Director; and Laura Feeney, CDHN Chairperson
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

CDHN is delighted to have won the tender for delivery of a Community Development Capacity Building Programme to the value of £390,000.
Big Lunches across northern ireland in 2019. www.thebiglunch.com
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Eden Project Communities

Big Lunch competition in Northern Ireland The Big Lunch is running an art and poetry competition open to people of all ages across Northern Ireland with prizes of £25 in vouchers for a range of age categories and £100 for the overall winner.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is encouraging consumers to have their say on Friday 8 March 2019.
Dr Kienan Savage, senior molecular biologist at QUB, and cancer survivor Emily Stanton encourage everyone to sign up for the Cancer Focus NI Cheers to 50 Years campaign and help raise £100k for locally based cancer research.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

To mark its 50th birthday, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has launched a new fundraiser – Cheers to 50 Years - calling on local people to ask for donations for cancer research instead of gifts on their birthday this year.
Cancer Focus NI's new online training for those who work with older people.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus NI is encouraging those who support older people to complete its short online training course to help with cancer awareness.
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Stratagem

If you are a graduate looking to gain a vital insight into the world of public affairs and lobbying, then Stratagem may be able to help.
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Consumer Council

Flybmi announced on Saturday 16 February that it had ceased operations and was filing for administration.
Age NI’s Dr Paschal McKeown, Marie Curie’s Craig Harrison, British Red Cross’s Mary Friel, MLA Paula Bradley, Carer NI’s Clare-Anne Magee, British Red Cross’s Sharon Sinclair, RCGP’s Dr Grainne Doran and British Red Cross’s Elizabeth Boyd.
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British Red Cross

The British Red Cross organised a special Tackling Loneliness at Major Life Transitions event at Stormont ahead of Valentine’s Day, urging cross-party political representatives to join experts from across the sector to take action against loneliness.