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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.
Volunteers & Paid Staff: Exploring the Issues
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Volunteer Now have just published their latest information sheet.
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Consumer Council

Today (31 August 2020) marks the start of The Consumer Council’s ‘True Cost’ campaign, which is raising awareness of the practical help available to Northern Ireland households that are struggling financially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Susan Picken, director Cathedral Quarter Trust & Culture Night Belfast
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Calling all artists, makers and creators...
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Public Health Agency

StopCOVID NI app to be extended to under-18s
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Kith & Kin Financial Wellbeing - Social Enterprise

Our Social Enterprise can now provide Live and/or Recorded Financial Wellbeing Webinars to help Employee's & Community Groups through the Covid19 crisis. Many people are struggling Financially to adjust, so we can help with Financial information & advice
Taking outdoor play seriously
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard has developed new materials for primary schools, highlighting the importance of playing, and playing and learning outdoors as a vital ingredient for a healthy and happy childhood.
Susan Picken, director Cathedral Quarter Trust & Culture Night Belfast
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Culture Night Belfast is set to go ahead with an online celebration of the arts that will include a rich mix of music, film, performance and much more on September 18.
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safefood

safefood is providing funding to community organisations to deliver healthy eating projects to participants in their own homes.
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Public Health Agency

Public Health Agency ‘Advice on car sharing’ during COVID-19
Thermal Screening from just £2 per day
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Charityline

With the R number steadily rising and phase two of the ubiquitous virus firmly underway, Standard Utilities looks at the history of Thermal Screening Cameras and asks whether they really can save lives - and whether now is the time to act.