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Department for Communities

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a second phase of the Covid-19 Charities Fund.
Free Capacity Building Training Sessions
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Volunteer Now & Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in Belfast in the New Year.  All workshops will be online via Zoom.
Cancer patient Julie Lillis, from Whiteabbey, cycled 300k to raise much-needed cash for Cancer Focus NI
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Breast cancer patient Julie Lillis has done a wheely fabulous job of raising a magnificent £10,460 for cancer charities by completing an exhausting 300km cycle.
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Disability Action

Our Disability Action Transport Scheme (DATS) team uses a range of fully accessible vehicles to deliver our transport service.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is concerned that consumers in Northern Ireland could face potential new difficulties when shopping online from 1 January 2021, following the end of the transition period.
Staying Connected at Christmas
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Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now has been working with BBC Northern Ireland and other local charities to develop a special Broadcast Appeal ‘Staying Connected at Christmas, overcoming loneliness – together’.
John O'Hare joined a Cancer Focus NI workplace stop smoking scheme to help him quit the habit.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Top employers across Northern Ireland have signed up to Cancer Focus NI’s award-winning stop smoking service during the Covid pandemic to encourage their staff to quit.
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Consumer Council

Fashion retail group Arcadia has entered administration today (Monday 30 November 2020) and has appointed Deloitte as an administrator.
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Queen's University Belfast

Level 3 QUB politics students are interested in engaging in an internship and placement. Many are very keen to gain a first experience in the voluntary and community sector, would you be interested in hosting some of them in January 2021?
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Consumer Council

With an estimated £6billion to be spent in the UK this year on Black Friday (27 November) and Cyber Monday (30 November), The Consumer Council has issued essential guidance to ensure consumers know their rights and shop safely online.
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The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing additional funding on behalf of the Department for Communities to support local community heritage projects in Northern Ireland.
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The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Shared History Fund, which The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office, will support organisations seeking to mark the history of the Northern Ireland Centenary in 2021.
Jude Govett with his mum Carole, dad Ollie and little sister Winnie are taking part in the Cancer Focus NI Tinsel Tiptoe to raise funds for the charity's much-needed counselling service.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Take part in a Tinsel Tiptoe and raise funds for counselling for cancer patients this Christmas.
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RNID

Northern Ireland has received 12,000 clear face masks to improve accessibility for patients who are deaf or have a hearing loss. The ClearMask™ product has been approved for use in Health and Social Care organisations in line with a Protocol for Use.
Joe O’Neill Chief Executive of Belfast Harbour, Kerrie Sweeney Chief Executive of Maritime Belfast Trust and Chair of Maritime Belfast Trust, Marie Therese McGivern.
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Maritime Belfast Trust

A new chapter will begin for Titanic Foundation Ltd, the charity responsible for promoting and preserving Belfast’s maritime heritage, as it becomes known as Maritime Belfast Trust.
Our Voices Matter
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PlayBoard NI

Children and young people in Northern Ireland have been significantly affected by the restrictions associated with lockdown, with their natural desire to play curbed, potentially impacting their long-term health, wellbeing and development...
Mental Health First Aid Trainer
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Abertay International Training Ltd

Yes Abertay International Training Ltd provide an accredited trainer/assessor 3 day course for persons who wish to teach accredited mental health first aid awards.
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Consumer Council

This week is National Consumer Week, a campaign where UK consumer bodies come together to raise awareness of important issues, with the focus this year being online shopping and deliveries.
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The Prince's Trust

Legal Island has awarded The Prince’s Trust NI with the Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark, covering all nine of the protected characteristics in equality legislation.
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The €1.1m peace building initiative, funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, has exceeded initial targets and broken down religious and racial barriers to help make communities more harmonious.
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RNID

RNID is asking that people add the charity's brand new Christmas dinner party game to their festive preparation list. The charity has designed the game so people can have some festive fun whilst thinking about how they communicate with others.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

It is estimated that 70% of the adult population in Northern Ireland do not have a will.
Coronavirus scam alert
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Charityline

It was predicted that fraud levels would increase during coronavirus, driven by financial greed and the kick of exploiting vulnerable organisations. Learn how the telecoms industry is a prime target for fraudsters and what we can all do to help.
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RNID

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People has unveiled its fresh new look in a bid to reach more deaf people and those with hearing loss and tinnitus.
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The Labour Relations Agency

The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) is inviting applications for its 2021 ‘Certificate in Line Management Practice, which is free and open to 30 participants across Northern Ireland.