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Empowering Event for Building Futures Students at Montalto Estate – 14/3/24

In a step towards empowering women in the workforce, WOMEN’STEC, Bolster Community and Women In Business NI hosted an employability event at the Montalto Estate as part of their Building Futures programme. This event gathered a notable audience, including aspiring female professionals and established entrepreneurs, to discuss career development and opportunities in various industries. Read […]

May Funding Opportunities

May 2024 Scheme Funder Note Date Jerwood Foundation Jerwood Foundation Summer round opens 9am 1 May 2024 Boots Charitable Trust Boots Charitable Trust Application Opening Date 1 May 2024 Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation Skipton Building Society Application deadline 1 May 2024 Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council: Community Investment Fund (CIF) Lisburn & Castlereagh City […]

Campaigns Update – Cliff Edge Coalition

Siobhán continues to attend meetings of the Cliff Edge Coalition Working Group which is working to strengthen the existing mitigations package for Northern Ireland. On 16th April the SDLP held their second Opposition Day Debate including a motion on the two-child limit which is one of the Cliff Edge Coalition’s key asks. The SDLP’s motion […]

Campaign Update – Guarantee our Essentials

Siobhán is part of a campaign from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Trussell Trust calling for an Essentials Guarantee within Universal Credit.  The Essentials Guarantee would embed in the social security system a principle that at a minimum Universal Credit should protect people from going without essentials. You can read more about the campaign […]

NEW RESEARCH PROPOSAL – Women & Economic Inactivity

Given that Northern Ireland has consistently had the worst figures for economic inactivity across the UK we are in the early stages of planning some research around women’s economic inactivity. Siobhán is currently working on a series of questions which would form the basis of a possible questionnaire and focus group sessions with women on […]