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Community Fridges funding from CO OP

Apply for funding to set up a fridge Co-op is working in partnership with Hubbub to offer funding to local groups for 100 Community Fridges across the UK. Successful groups will receive: £4,000 funding support to set up a fridge membership to Hubbub’s Community Fridge Network Who can apply Community groups that: have not yet set up a Community Fridge are not for profit will set up their fridge in the next 6 …

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New research launched – Women’s experiences of seeking asylum in the UK

We are very pleased to be able to share with you a new joint report from the British Red Cross and the VOICES Network ‘We want to be strong, but we don’t have the chance’: women’s experiences of seeking asylum in the UK. The research was led by women from the VOICES Network who have first-hand experience of seeking asylum in …

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Department of Health announce Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Services

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a review of children’s social care services in Northern Ireland will begin in February 2022. Professor Ray Jones will be the independent lead reviewer assisted by an Advisory Panel.  Members of the Advisory Panel are Her Honour Judge Patricia Smyth, Professor Pat Dolan, and Marie Roulston, OBE (former Director of Children’s services), along with …

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The Executive Office – Relaxations to COVID Restrictions

The Executive has agreed an approach for relaxing the measures put in place to manage the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Ministers were updated today by the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor, who have confirmed that we are likely to be past the peak in case numbers, although it remains possible that case numbers may rebound somewhat due to the impact …

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Date: Thursday 3 February, Thursday 10 February and Thursday 3 – 24 March. Venue: Online Category: DiverseCity Our series of free online workshops aim to open conversations around matters relating to diversity and inclusion. Countering racial prejudice Thursday 3 February Time: 10am – 12noon online via Zoom This workshop, delivered by UK Pivot, will seek to explore some of the …

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The Rainbow Project’s survey is now translated in several languages

  Rainbow Project’s survey of migrant, Black and ethnic minority LGBT people is now translated in several languages. French: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YWHLYMM?lang=fr Polish: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YWHLYMM?lang=pl Portuguese: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YWHLYMM?lang=pt Arabic: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BAMELGBTQIAArabic A Chinese version will be ready soon. If you are a BAME person who identifies as lesbian, trans, bi, gay or any other colour of the LGBTQIA+ rainbow, do consider answering the survey. It will help Rainbow in …

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DfC: Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations 2022

A funding recovery programme has been set up by Department for Communities for organisations in deficit in this financial year 2021/2022, because of the COVID pandemic.  Special emergency support is available for organisations that are charities, social enterprises, sports, arts, language, culture, and heritage. Further information is available here  NICVA will also help with individual queries or advice you may …

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NIRWN Facilitator Register

  NIRWN is currently updating our Facilitator Register and invites experienced, enthusiastic and creative practitioners to deliver programmes to women across Northern Ireland, in person and via Zoom, to register to be part of our facilitator database. Due to demand NIRWN is eager to invite practitioners that deliver courses, particularly ACCREDITED COURSES in various areas to register to be part of …

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Department for the Economy – Lyons encourages applications to Accelerate Digital Assured Skills Academy

The Department for the Economy is offering 20 high quality training places in its Accelerate Digital Assured Skills Academy with IT Consulting, Solutions and Managed Services delivery provider Version 1. Funded by the Department, the Assured Skills Academy will see successful applicants receive practical, real world training for roles as Cloud Engineers, Dev Ops Engineers, Software Developers and Test Automation …

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