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Catering placements changing the lives of people with learning difficulties
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NOW Group

“Just because someone has a learning difficulty doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of working.” That is the message from Gillian Harvey whose daughter Natasha is a catering trainee with social enterprise NOW Group in their cafe The Bobbin.

Historic Lighthouse Optic to Light up City’s Maritime Heritage
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Titanic Foundation

An extremely rare lighthouse lens is now set to light up Belfast’s maritime heritage as the ‘Great Light’, thanks to National Lottery players. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has confirmed an award of £332,000 to restore and interpret the former Mew..

Tenders invited for photography and videography services for Space & Place
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Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

The Space & Place Programme is a Big Lottery Funded £15 million capital grants project that seeks to provide an opportunity for local communities to come together to identify a shared vision for their area and work together to deliver it.

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Alzheimer's Society

Do you care for someone with dementia? This FREE training is for you!
HERITAGE ANGEL AWARDS NI - APPLY/NOMINATE NOW!
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The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

Have you or do you know anyone who has been involved in a heritage project?
The Heritage Angel Awards NI will celebrate the efforts of local people, either individuals or groups who have saved historic buildings and places throughout Northern Ireland.

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Age NI

The latest Funding Ezine (July 2017) providing age sector specific funding news is now available at www.ageni.org/stepstofunding. This month information on funding opportunities plus our new resource on ‘Steps to Measuring Impact’ full of practical ideas

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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council helps cut the cost of the summer food shop

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BBC Children in Need

Curiosity is a brand new £2.5m partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust which will use the power of informal science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.

Castlederg students boost their consumer rights confidence
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council visit Castlederg High School to offer advice

Girls camp the healthy way
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is lending a helping hand to raise awareness of cancer prevention at Michaela Foundation’s Summer Camps for girls.

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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council welcomes the outcome of the Final Determination from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on Firmus Energy’s appeal against the Utility Regulator’s GD17 Price Control.

Part-time Courses Available!
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Belfast Met

Belfast Met is all about making it easy for you to learn, with a huge choice of part-time courses that let you combine study with work, family and other commitments

Free Summer Courses Available!
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Belfast Met

Make the most of your summer with a range of short term courses to make it a season to remember. Have a go at a new hobby or return to a skill that you want to brush up on.

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Bunzl Rafferty

The best things in life are free, you say? We agree!! Here’s our list of the top things to do in Ireland this summer that won’t cost you a cent.

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Advice NI

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cinemagic Call for Extras for Grace and Goliath feature film!
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Cinemagic Film and Television Festival

Extras wanted for Cinemagic feature film Grace and Goliath on Monday 26th June at Odyssey Pavilion Belfast.

Blessed recognition for Northern Ireland’s finest trees
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The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is urging tree lovers to stump up nominations for Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year 2017.

Community Foundation puts vital issues of mental health and education under the microscope
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Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

The Community Foundation plans to take an in depth look over the next few months at how communities are managing when it comes to key issues around mental health and education.

Textiles
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Bunzl Rafferty

Our expertise in textiles

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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council working with Citizens Advice to improve online shoppers’ experience

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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council met recently with the Comber Commerce and Development Group to advise local business owners on how to save money on their water bills. The team identified over £2,000 in potential savings for those who attended.

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Citizens Advice Belfast

Join us as a Volunteer. These new, exciting and dynamic roles will turn your life around and help others solve their problems.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 21ST JUNE 2017
For details email [email protected]

Schools’ Challenge on World Mental Health Day
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Action Mental Health

10 October 2017 is World Mental Health Day and Action Mental Health is calling on schools to take part in the 5 Ways to Well-being Challenge.

Shared Lives week starts 17th June - Celebrating Shared Lives carers across Northern Ireland
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Shared Lives Plus

Shared Lives week starts 17th June. It is an opportunity to celebrate an innovative community based approach to care. At the heart of this are Shared Lives carers who open their homes, sharing their family life with a range of adults needing care.

The Land Before Time June CineSeekers Pick!
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Cinemagic Film and Television Festival

The CineSeekers Film Club host monthly screenings for young people, presenting a diverse and varied range of international children’s films.