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£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 […]

September Funding Deadlines

September 2021 Scheme Funder Note Date Wolfson Foundation: Health & Disability Wolfson Foundation Round 2: Stage 2 Application deadline 1 Sep 2021 Kelly Family Charitable Trust Kelly Family Charitable Trust Closing Date 1 Sep 2021 George Best Belfast City Airport: Community Fund George Best City Airport Community Fund 2nd Annual Opening Date 1 Sep 2021 […]

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 […]

Independent Review: Discretionary Support Scheme

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 […]