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Saira Khan supports The Big Lunch encouraging neighbours to reconnect
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Eden Project Communities

New research out today reveals more than 30 million people in the UK feel the lack of face-of-face social interactions during the pandemic had a negative impact on their mental health, yet despite these staggering figures, only 1 in 3 said they spoke more
EU Settlement Scheme
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Advice NI

With the EU Settlement Scheme 30th June deadline fast approaching, we believe many will leave it too late to apply. As a result, they will no longer have access to public services such as health care, social security benefits and education.  
Caption: Orangefield Old Boys FC celebrate as they receive £250 thanks to Power NI’s staff sponsorship scheme, ‘Helping Hands.’ The initiative encourages Power NI staff members to nominate local organisations and groups they’re actively involved with to receive funding. Thanks to the nomination by Power NI employee and club member Clarke Little, the club will be able to cover the costs of new football jackets for all coaching staff. Pictured left to right: Sammy Wright, Clarke Little, and Gerry Goodall from
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Open Strategic Communications

The East Belfast Football Club received a £250 community grant through Power NI’s staff initiative, which gives employees the opportunity to nominate local groups and organisations to receive funding.
Personalised communication card with photo showing what best describes the person e.g. I have a hearing loss, I use a hearing aid, and what their top communication needs are
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RNID

This Deaf Awareness Week (3rd – 9th May) RNID is launching a personalised digital communication card in response to the challenges now faced by the deaf and hearing loss communities due to face coverings during the global pandemic.
Volunteers' Week 2021
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Volunteer Now

Charities urge everyone to take the time to say thanks to volunteers. With less than one month to go until Volunteers’ Week 2021, taking place 1-7 June, charities around the UK are encouraged to take the time to say thank you to all volunteers.
Photo of three ScamwiseNI partners
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Consumer Council

A number of Northern Ireland organisations have joined forces to provide 7,000 of the most vulnerable in society with helpful and essential advice regarding scams.
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PlayBoard NI

As society emerges from a lengthy lockdown, where a number of School Age Childcare (SAC) providers had to close temporarily in order to survive, we are keen to understand the future needs of SAC-provision.
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AbilityNetNI

Gordon Curry from Northern Ireland, a volunteer with AbilityNetNI has recently set up Alexa for a Lady living with Multiple Sclerosis and confined to bed.
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Consumer Council

University of Sussex are looking for study participants in Northern Ireland for a research project.
‘AT HOME’ SUPERHEROES WANTED!
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Leonard Cheshire

Grab your mask and cape and stay super-active this summer from the convenience of your own home!
Pictured from left to right: Vickie Chambers, Supporter Relationship Manager at Ulster Wildlife, Martin from Outwork, and Alpha tenant Val.
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Open Strategic Communications

Alpha Housing has joined Ulster Wildlife’s ‘Let Nature In’ campaign to help reverse the decline in wildlife by creating nature-friendly gardens in its 40 sites across Northern Ireland.
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Easilink Community Transport

NEW Transport Scheme to help people access local hospital and health appointments!
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NICVA

Interested In A FREE Leadership Course With ILM Accreditation? If you are aged 18 or over and living or working in the Belfast City Council area, the Transformative Leadership Programme is for you!
The Brilliant Club on a University tour with young people
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Open Strategic Communications

Allen & Overy’s Belfast Grants Committee is calling for charities that promote access to justice, or which support and develop education or employment projects in Northern Ireland, to apply for a share of GBP40,000 funding.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

New Big Bus gears up to travel to 200 locations across NI, delivering 2,000 health checks and 5,000 breast screenings in the next 12 months.
the big lujnch letters on teh grass with a man preparing to invite a few neighbours over for a chat as part of the big Lunch month of community
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Eden Project Communities

Commissioned by The Big Lunch this poll of 4,000 UK residents shows that millions of us are worried about increasing social pressure now that lockdown measures are beginning to lift, but we can all do something where we live with The Big Lunch this June.
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Social Enterprise NI

Social Enterprise NI (SENI) is delighted to announce that local Radio/TV/Video/Webinar Presenter, and businesswoman Cate Conway has agreed to join an Ambassador panel with immediate effect.
CallSwitch for Teams business telecoms solutions from Standard Utilities
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Charityline

Did you know that MS Teams used to be Skype for Business? Teams has certainly come a long way since the old Skype days and works wonderfully with a host of integrated software packages. Learn more about combining free MS Teams with cutting-edge solutions.
The Leadership Series
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

As part of our new Training Schedule, we have included a NEW Leadership Series of courses!
New Training Schedule
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have just released new training dates for the forthcoming year! All training will be online, delivered via Zoom.
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AbilityNetNI

Technology plays a vital role in keeping people connected as Covid-19 keeps us apart and it’s led to a record year for AbilityNetNI’s FREE tech help who have helped 6,878 individuals, which is 27% more than the previous year.
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AbilityNetNI

25 Years As A Volunteer. David Brew reached an exciting milestone this month;
Agnew Group
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The funds will support the charity's ongoing support services which have experienced greater demand during the pandemic.
Telecoms and Brexit
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Charityline

Customs checks, border controls, new tariffs, paperwork & contracts and renewed pricing. To be honest, it's all been a bit of a headache.
Save the date for The Big Lunch 2021 a fruit date with date 5-6 june on it
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Eden Project Communities

Save the date for The Big Lunch 2021