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NIHE 2022 Rural Community Awards competition

The Housing Executive is delighted to launch our 2022 Rural Community Awards competition. We want to continue to celebrate the work of volunteers across NI who are quite often the ‘unsung heroes’ within our communities, going above and beyond to promote health and well-being, individual and community development, social inclusion and to help make life better for all residents The …

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State of Caring survey 2022

The State of Caring survey runs annually in Northern Ireland and helps to build a picture of unpaid caring experiences in Northern Ireland – highlighting the biggest challenges facing our carer population. We believe the voices and experiences of unpaid carers from ethnically diverse communities in Northern Ireland are not given the attention they deserve by policymakers, and hope this …

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TV Licensing – New support videos available

To help you understand when you do and don’t need a TV Licence, TV Licensing has shared seven new videos covering when you need a licence, what it pays for and more.  They also are available in different languages and with subtitles and signing. They’re all on the TV Licensing website here tvl.co.uk/guides

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Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Uniform Allowance 2022-23

  With the new school year approaching we want to provide an update on 2022/23 applications. All parents/guardians are required to apply on-line via the EA website https://www.eani.org.uk/financial-help/free-school-meals. Parents/Guardians whose child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs (Stage 5) and requires a special diet should contact the Meals and Uniform Section for a paper application form if they wish …

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Mid-Ulster Summer Schemes

Programme Age Range Dates Times Location Price Mid Ulster District Council – Leisure Contact relevant Centre for bookings Summer Scheme 8-11 18th July –12th Aug 10am – 3pm Cookstown Leisure Centre 26.00 per week Summer Scheme 8-11 18th July –12th Aug 10am – 3pm Dungannon Leisure Centre 26.00 per week Summer Scheme 8-11 18th July–12th Aug 10am – 3pm Greenvale …

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Parentline NI Translations

A FREE confidential helpline for parents and carers throughout NI.  If you need us, we’re here. 0808 8020 400 Please see below some translations that are available of the Parentline information: Parentline Arabic Parentline Polish

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Potential Sources of Funding for Voluntary & Community Sector

GrantTracker GrantTracker is a Northern Ireland funding toolkit, created to help charities and communities identify potential funding opportunities. GrantTracker will help you find schemes relevant to your projects, keep on top of deadline dates and co-ordinate funding applications. It is focussed on funding for NI projects, sourced from local and international funders and is regularly updated by NICVA’s fundraising advice …

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