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NICVA

If so, or if you’d just like to know more, we’d love to hear from you. NICVA placement student Emma Bramble (QUB) is undertaking an eight week project to find out how aware of the Sustainable Development Goals the voluntary & community sector in NI is.
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NICVA

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers.
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The Prince's Trust

Are you from Antrim or Newtownabbey? Do you want to work or study but costs and fees are holding you back? Can't afford the kit to start your training?
Pictured collecting on Christmas Eve for BCM on the Lisburn Road are Brian Gordon, Hanna Hyland and Reverend Emily Hyland, all of Belfast South Methodist Church
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Belfast Central Mission

The annual BCM Christmas Eve street collection raised a grand total of £7,526.35 in 2018.
Causeway Chamber
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Causeway Chamber will reveal their key priorities for 2020 at a President's Business Lunch on 20th February from 12 noon to 2pm in the Royal Court Hotel, Portrush.
Roar and Explore
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The Ortus Group

Roar and Explore has picked up two awards, ‘Best Active Day Out’ and ‘Best Day Out for Under 5’s’ at the Days Out With The Kids Family Favourite Awards 2018.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is giving consumers the opportunity to voice their consumer concerns at its annual Consumer Parliament. The Consumer Parliament will take place on Friday 8 March 2019 at Spires Conference Centre, Belfast from 10am – 3.30pm.
people eating and enjoying Food Fun and Friendship #TheBigLunch
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Eden Project Communities

Eden Project & National Lottery invite everyone to take part in The Big Lunch 2019. The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. Imagine all that community spirit if we all join in.
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NICVA

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties.
Department of Health Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly  (second right) who launched the online A-Z symptom search on nidirect with Dr Edward O’Neill, consultant medical advisor with the Health and Social Care Board, Karen Mooney, patients group, Royal College of  General Practitioners Northern Ireland and Caron Alexander, Department of Finance.
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Health and Social Care Board

An online service aimed at helping people in Northern Ireland make the best choices about their health and lifestyle was launched this week.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council Statement on the National Transport Authority’s decision about the cancellation of WB Yeats sailings by Irish Ferries in summer 2018
NfY
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Northern Ireland Youth Forum

Over 70 young people from local and regional organisations come together to discuss important issues with other young people on mental health and the Education Authority Consultation the 'New Funding Scheme'. #NfY #Connections
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

The next round of BCPP Level 1 funding has just opened with a closing date of 2 May 2019. The grant award for Level 1 has just been increased to £2,500 and these projects will run for a maximum of six months.  
Cancer Focus NI, the first ever cancer charity in Northern Ireland, marks 50 years
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Leading local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has launched a major fundraising campaign to raise £100,000 for pioneering breast cancer research to mark its 50th birthday. Cancer Focus NI was the first ever cancer charity in Northern Ireland.
Strictly over 50s urgently needed!
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has teamed up with Ballroom Blitz NI to host its very own Strictly Come Dancing event for the over 50s to raise vital funds for cancer research at Queen’s University Belfast.
Glen Community Group
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Titanic Foundation

On Sunday 20th January, over 55 community groups from across Belfast enjoyed a day out at Titanic Belfast & SS Nomadic. Titanic Belfast threw open its doors to help the local community beat the January blues by giving away complimentary tickets for the
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NICVA

NICVA is continuing to offer free webinars on a variety of topics to all members. We would love you to get in touch to let us know what other webinars you would like us to deliver.
Phelim Sharvin, UCIT, speaking at last year's Social Value conference
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs from across Northern Ireland are being sought for a Dragons’ Den style event and the chance to win £1,500.
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Ulster University

The Ulster University Excellence Awards aim to showcase and recognise placement providers who have demonstrated initiative, innovation and dedication within the field of undergraduate employability.
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Consumer Council

The draft Forward Work Programme 2019-20 lists the projects that we propose to do during that financial year. It can be found at: http://www.consumercouncil.org.uk/policy-research/publications/consumer…
Charis
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Charis Centre Director, Imelda McGucken, has been awarded an MBE for services to nursing and palliative care in Northern Ireland, in this New Year's Honours List.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council offers advice to passengers affected by the disruption
The Waterside Belfast
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Osborne+Co’s £450M place-making masterplan for Belfast waterfront was one of the winners in this year’s, recently announced, World Architecture News Awards.
Francesca Kelly, Aurora Counselling and Damian McAteer, Vice Chair of UCIT
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

An innovative community fund is helping address a gap in the provision of counselling services in Derry / Londonderry for young people, but more needs to be done according to a local charity, Aurora Counselling.
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Colin Neighbourhood Partnership

Families gathered at the new Colin Town Square recently for the annual Christmas festivities and Christmas lights switch-on.