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SmartRenter Project

Housing Rights – SmartRenter Project Housing Rights have recently launched a new project called SmartRenter. This project helps private renters in Northern Ireland manage their tenancies by helping you to know about your rights, and your responsibilities. SmartRenter provides online information, advice and tools to empower you when dealing with private rented issues. Find out more about the SmartRenter project here.

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RCN Tracing Our Family Roots Course – Craigavon

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council PEACE IV in partnership with Rural Community Network, is offering a free six week programme for people living in the Council area called Tracing Our Family Roots. This programme has been very popular in the past in terms of researching family history through the archives. The course will take place on the following …

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Active Citizens Grant Funding Available To Community-Focused Organisations

Active Citizens Grant Funding Available To Community-Focused Organisations Grant funding is available for Northern Ireland organisations to become Delivery Partners in Active Citizens, the British Council’s social leadership training programme. The British Council are offering grants to community-focused organisations through their social leaderships training programme, Active Citizens. Active Citizens is a non-profit programme which promotes understanding of different cultures within …

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Volunteer Now! Training Calendar.

New Training Calendar! Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to launch our new training calendar on Monday 1 April 2019.  Courses include Developing a Volunteer Programme, Keeping it Legal: Volunteers & the Law, The 3 R’s: Recruit, Retain, Reward, and many more. To celebrate the launch of our new training calendar, we have two offers available for all participants booking …

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NI Good relations Indicators Annual Update

ICYMI-The Good Relations Indicator report was recently published by The Executive Office & presents a range of statistics relating to community relations, including numbers of hate crimes, attitudinal data on Protestant/Catholic relations and attitudes towards mixing in schools, neighbourhoods and the workplace. To find out more, click on the link below https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/northern-ireland-good-relations-indicators-annual-update-2018

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Law Centre Migrants and Benefits Course – various locations

Migrants and benefits This course gives advisers the tools they need to quickly identify what entitlement migrants have to social security and other public services. Can a Latvian worker receive help with housing costs? Can a Syrian refugee claim Universal Credit? Can an American spouse claim disability benefits? Can a victim of trafficking get free healthcare?   This course will …

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Féile 30 Programme Submissions

2018 marks the 30th birthday of Féile an Phobail and the call is now open for submissions for the Féile an Earraigh Spring festival (12th-18th March) and the flagship August Féile (2nd -12th August). Submissions for events and activities that fall outside the above dates are also welcome. Our aim is to have the most exciting festival to date and we need your …

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Stronger Together Working Conference

On 17th May Stronger Together hosted a working conference exploring the state of the BME sector in the current political Northern Irish and UK context. Firstly, the delegates were faced with a session of ‘Programme for Government Speed Dating’ which proved a useful and lively exercise allowing them to get to know the PfG outcomes as well  to exchange opinions …

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