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FREE Seminar Event: Housing and homelessness – who can help?

      This is a partnership event with the NIHE (Northern Ireland Housing Executive) and is aimed at Stronger Together members who encounter clients/service users, specifically BME clients, struggling with their accommodation, whether it is public housing or private rentals. This is an opportunity to speak directly to a range of organisations involved in housing and to inform future …

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Northern Ireland Assembly Charity Policy revised implementation plan

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (the Commission) has approved an implementation process for the selection of the Northern Ireland Assembly Charity of the Year and now wishes to consult with interested organisations and/or individuals. Please see the Charity Policy Impact Feedback Form to be completed, the Revised Implentation Plan and the Northern Ireland Assembly Charity Policy  and details of the consultation process are outlined …

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NI Water – Free information sessions

Northern Ireland Water are offering free information sessions to community groups where they can offer practical information and items around the issues of Protecting your Pipes in Winter, Water Conservation, Water for Health and Your Water Supply.   To arrange a session or for more information, contact Anna Marshall – Outreach and Learning Officer on 028 90354716 or 07890521580 or email …

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Annual World AIDS Day Conference

The Rainbow Project would like to invite you to our annual World AIDS Day conference on Monday 2nd December, 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady supported by the Western Health and Social Care Trust. World AIDS Day takes place each year on 1st December and is an opportunity for politicians, communities and …

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Drawing Together: the art of building intercultural relationships

Community Arts Partnership through The Programme for Intercultural Arts Support (PICAS) is delighted to invite you to this interactive collective learning event. This will be the first of a series of conversations, events and processes designed to develop creative processes and intercultural relationships. Who should attend? Are you a community artist/cultural facilitator looking to enhance your practice using an intercultural …

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Reading and Writing for Peace Project

Charmain Jones, CSI Officer with RCN has been approached by Leon Litvack from Queen’s University Belfast who is interested in running a creative peacebuilding programme in the Mid Tyrone area through Rural Community Network. It is envisaged that this programme could take place at our offices (day or evening time) during the month of December or January 2014. This project …

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Regional Group Looking at BME Carer Issues

A regional group has been working to identify and support carers from ethnic minority backgrounds.  Its membership includes the Public Health Agency, the five Health & Social Care Trusts, Barnardos and the Carers Trust.  The key aims of the group have been: To promote a co-ordinated approach, to address BME carer health and social wellbeing issues; To raise the profile …

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Applications Now Open Central Good Relations Fund

The Central Good Relations Fund Programme 2013/14 is now open for applications. Funding is available in the form of Project Funding or Small Grants. Details of each strand of funding are outlined in the application guidance. Organisations may apply for both types of funding where the application relates to distinct projects. Successful applicants under the 2013/14 Funding Programme will be …

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Multi-Cultural Festival and Fun day for Magherafelt

Magherafelt’s first Multi-Cultural Festival took place on Saturday 5th October 2013 at Meadowbank Sports Arena, Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, from 12 noon – 4:00pm.  This was a first festival of Ethnic Arts, Culture and Heritage in Magherafelt which aimed to celebrate the diversity of the district. “The Magherafelt festival has been largely organised by ArtsEkta, a Belfast Company that organised the …

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Domestic Violence – ‘Working together to support BME Families’ FREE SEMINAR

Individuals from all groups in society are subjected to Domestic Violence and Abuse, but there may be additional compounding factors for Black and Minority Ethnic families. They may find it difficult to seek help due to actual or perceived discrimination, prejudice and racial discrimination. Increased isolation, family and/or community pressure or collusion to keep the abuse a secret, cultural factors and …

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