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eu settlement scheme
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Advice NI

Do you know an elderly or vulnerable EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK before 31 Dec 2020? They need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 Jun 2021 to protect their rights and benefits.
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NICVA

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.
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Consumer Council

Budget Energy will increase electricity prices by 14.9% from 2 July 2021 for all variable rate customers. The typical Budget Energy customer with a credit meter will see their bill rise by around £93 per year, while customers with a keypad (PAYG) meter wi
Summer of Play
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI has joined with Play England, Play Scotland, Play Wales, playfirstuk, Playing Out and Save the Children to call for children’s play to be prioritised this summer.
Global Learning
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Global Learning Programme (GLP)

Whether you're primary, post-primary or a special needs school, Global Learning Schools NI can introduce global learning into your classroom - and partner you with an international school in one of more than thirty countries!
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Consumer Council

Research highlights challenges facing low-income families in eating a healthy, balanced diet while meeting other essential household expenses
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Congratulations
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Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now is delighted that 15 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland have been awarded the Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service, in 2021.
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Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service ( BSO PaLS)

Domiciliary Care (NHSCT): Pre Consultation - Independent Sector Provider Engagement Event
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Consumer Council

Bright Energy has announced it will be increasing electricity prices from 26 June 2021. This will see the typical bill paying Bright Energy customer needing to find up to an extra £42 a year and a key pad customer an extra £25 per year.
vouchers for community event the big lunch
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Eden Project Communities

Take part in The Big Lunch 2021 with neighbourly acts of friendship this June as The Big Lunch becomes part of a month of community. To help you get started we have 50 vouchers to give away.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Action Cancer is calling upon its supporters to combine the lifting of lockdown with fundraising for the charity’s unique breast screening service by hosting ‘Breast Friends BBQs’.
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Dementia NI

Local charity Dementia NI is celebrating after reaching the final of a national awards scheme for its innovative approach to supporting members during the pandemic.
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Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

New research into public trust and confidence in Northern Ireland’s charities will be launched by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland next month.
Pictured from left to right at the Connswater Lidl store in Belfast Regional Director for Lidl Northern Ireland Conor Boyle, Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Prince’s Trust NI Director Mark Dougan.
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The Prince's Trust

Economy Minister Diane Dodds MLA met with young people and staff from The Prince’s Trust to hear about the youth charity’s response to COVID-19.
Applications are now open for Future News Worldwide
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British Council Northern Ireland

Applications are now open for Future News Worldwide 2021, a prestigious international online conference for the next generation of journalists
'making hens meet' in speech bubble
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RNID

RNID, the national charity making life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus, is today launching a new free online hearing check that only takes 3 minutes to make life fully inclusive for millions of people.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity, Action Cancer has been selected by FinTrU employees as the company charity partner for 2021-2022.
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Consumer Council

Northern Ireland’s biggest energy supplier, Power NI is set to increase its electricity tariff by 6.9% from 1 July 2021.
Organ donation
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Public Health Agency

Great news...Organ Donation NI is on social media! We invite you to like our pages and share the new channels as widely as possible. Follow us today - Facebook: OrganDonationNI; Twitter: @OrganDonationNI; Instagram: organdonationni
The British Council have launched their Future Leaders Connect programme for 2021 - with 10 places available for Northern Ireland applicants.
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British Council Northern Ireland

With the support of the Northern Ireland Office, the British Council are looking for ten young leaders from Northern Ireland to become members of an international policy and leadership programme - Future Leaders Connect.
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.