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The Impact of the Cost of Living Crisis on Women in Northern Ireland & the Healthy Start Scheme

Following the launch of the Consortium’s research paper with the Ulster University Law Clinic in June 2023, Siobhán has been working with Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick and Dr Alexandra Chapman from Ulster University and a group of women from Atlas Women’s Centre on awareness raising around the Healthy Start Scheme in Northern Ireland. During the research, […]

Revenue Raising Consultation

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland wrote to the Permanent Secretaries of the NI Civil Service Departments directing that they launch public consultations on measures to support budget sustainability by raising additional revenue.  This over-arching document on revenue raising is currently out for consultation with a deadline of 17th January 2024. Each public consultation […]

The Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Network seeks to reframe discussion on revenue raising

The Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Network (NIAPN) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 13th December from 10am to 11.30am to examine the topic of revenue raising given the fiscal and economic context of Northern Ireland. In September, the Secretary of State, Chris Heaton-Harris instructed the permanent secretaries of the NI departments to investigate ways to raise […]

Review of support for the Voluntary and Community Sector

The Department for Communities (DfC) is currently undertaking a review of its arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector. This includes agreeing with partners on the outcomes that the Department should prioritise in future years.  This review of sectoral needs will inform how DfC can better support the sector to deliver outcomes set out in any future Programme […]

NIRWN calls for a Women’s Health Strategy

Last year NIRWN joined partners with the Community Foundation for NI and other women sector organisations to develop a conference called ‘Nothing About Us Without U’s. Women from across rural and urban NI came together to discuss key issues affecting women but to also highlight the importance of a Women’s Health Strategy for Northern Ireland. […]

December Funding Opportunities

DECEMBER 2023 Scheme Funder Note Date Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Borough Council: Large Event Fund Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Borough Council Application deadline 12pm (noon) on 1 Dec 2023 Ironmongers Company: STEM Projects Ironmongers Company Application deadline 1 Dec 2023 Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Borough Council: Good Relations Grants […]

Rural Action Awards Scheme Now Open

The Rural Action Awards Scheme has reopened for applications. The Rural Action Awards Scheme, is aimed at supporting rural communities celebrate their own achievements: Rural community-based organisations in Northern Ireland, or the border region of Ireland have the opportunity to apply for and be in with a chance of securing £1000 or €1000 towards their chosen […]

Menopause and Me Programme

NIRWN is delighted to announce that they have secured funding from the Public Health Agency through the Clear Project to run our ‘Menopause and Me’ programme.  Workshops will be delivered in the Southern, South-Eastern and Western Trust areas. If your group would be interested in hosting this programme, contact Paula on email or ring […]

International Day of Rural Women

NIRWN celebrated its International Day of Rural Women on Wednesday 11th October 2023 at the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena. The theme of the event was ‘Visible, Influential and Valued’. Over 100 women were in attendance. The day was nothing short of inspirational and planning has already started for the 2024 event.