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Cliff Edge Coalition Campaign

The Cliff Edge NI Coalition is a group of over 70 organisations (including NICVA) in Northern Ireland who have joined together to express concern about the upcoming end of the current welfare reform mitigations package. These mitigations protect people from the harshest elements of welfare reform including the bedroom tax and the benefit cap. The end of these mitigations could …

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Register Your Team for EMSONI NI Confederation Cup – Belfast

Ethnic Minority Sports Organisation NI (EMSONI) are organizing annual Inter-Community 11 aside Northern Ireland Confederation Cup. It is is a platform to bring nations and communities within Northern Ireland together through football to promote diversity, social inclusion, integration, cohesion, and participation – helping us to bridge ethnicity gap and to find common grounds for our co-existence. Registration is FREE and based on …

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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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