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Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs Film Screening

Join NIRWN, in partnership with Rural Community Network, for a screening of ‘Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs’ followed by a Q&A to mark this year’s Good Relations Week. The screening takes place on Thursday 23rd September from 7pm – 8.30pm (via zoom). ‘Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs’ is the extraordinary story of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, a cross-community […]

Cliff Edge Coalition Campaign Update

Siobhán continues to work with the Cliff Edge Coalition on their Working Group to take forward and lobby for the extension and strengthening of the mitigations package in Northern Ireland.  The Coalition is continuing to campaign to Close the Loopholes in the Bedroom Tax and Benefit Cap. Siobhán continues to seek case studies on behalf […]

Independent Review: Discretionary Support

The Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA, has appointed an independent panel to carry out a review of the Discretionary Support scheme. They have been asked to identify areas of improvement and to make recommendations to the Department for Communities for policy change. The panel are considering different aspects of the scheme including: The policy […]

Keep the Lifeline Campaign Update

Siobhán continues to work with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and a coalition of other organisations on the Keep the Lifeline campaign to keep the pressure on Westminster Government not to cut the £20 per week increase to Universal Credit scheduled for October. As part of this work JRF are working to raise awareness of […]

Free data scheme for registered charities

Vodafone has launched charities.connected, an initiative giving UK charities the opportunity to apply for free data to help the communities they support. The aim is to help individuals and families supported by charities to get online, as well as enable organisations to improve their own digital capacity. Registered charities of any size can apply. Complete a simple online application […]

£55,000 fund launched to support digital poverty in rural communities

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is delighted to announce a new partnership with Broadband provider, Fibrus Networks Ltd. This week saw the launch of the Fibrus Community Fund enabling rural communities to stay connected online. The fund is aimed at addressing digital poverty and will award grants of £1,000 to enable local groups and organisations, […]

Autism Strategy Questionnaire

The Department of Health invites those with lived experience to share their views on the key priorities which should be included in the development of an autism strategy for 2023-2028. You may be an autistic person or a family member or carer of someone who has an autism diagnosis or waiting for an assessment. You […]