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Women Breaking Barriers: Powerful Motivational Programme Available

The Women Breaking Barriers programme, of which NIRWN is a partner organisation, is currently offering women throughout NI the opportunity to participate in the GOALS programme  GOALS is a powerful 2 day motivational programme with a strong employability focus that teaches participants easy tailor-made techniques for sustainably raising their self-esteem and increasing resilience alongside practical help getting back into work, education […]


A side event of CSW66 Wednesday 16 March, 6am EST/ 10am GMT/ 11 am CET/ 12pm Central Africa time and EET /1pm East Africa time Virtual NGO CSW Parallel Forum event organised in collaboration with Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Gender Action for Peace and Security and Women’s Resource and Development Agency Climate justice is […]

Women Delivering Change: WRC Conference 14.03.22

Don’t miss this opportunity have your voice heard. You can sign up here. At our Women Delivering Change Conference you will have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of MLAs. The questions you ask will be developed by the Consortium into a resource accessible to all women in Northern Ireland. Women will be able […]

March Funding Opportunities

 MARCH 2022 Scheme Funder Note Date Woodward Charitable Trust: Playschemes Woodward Charitable Trust Opens to applications 1 Mar 2022 Wolfson Foundation: Health & Disability Wolfson Foundation Round 1: Stage 2 Application Deadline 1 Mar 2022 Greenhall Foundation Greenhall Foundation Opening Date (for charities in all income brackets): 9am 1 Mar 2022 Tech Lending Community Fund […]

TWN Tampon Tax Small Grants Programme Open for Applications

This funding programme aims to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged and under-represented women and girls in areas of multiple deprivation across Northern Ireland, through education and skills programmes to improve their capacities and create a sense of safety and belonging. Not-for-profit community based organisations working for the betterment of women are eligible to apply. […]

Consultation on The Reform Of Adult Social Care

The Department of Health has launched a consultation into the reform of adult social care in Northern Ireland. Adult social care is a vital part of the health and social care system and impacts on the lives of people across society including people who use social care services, family carers and the people who work […]

February Funding Opportunities

February 2022 Scheme Funder Note Date Aviva Community Fund Aviva Community Fund Application deadline 1 Feb 2022 Financial Fairness Trust Financial Fairness Trust Closing Date (1pm) 4 Feb 2022 Tesco Little Helps Awards Tesco Community Grants Application deadline midnight on 6 Feb 2022 Community Foundation NI: Carers’ Support Fund Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Application […]

Equality Coalition Publishes ‘Policy Asks’

The Equality Coalition has developed a series of ‘Policy Asks’ for Northern Ireland, which have a particular emphasis on rights and equality.  These ‘asks’ are based on a recent mapping exercise examining the status of rights-based commitments from the agreements of the NI peace process. The Equality Coalition of which NIRWN is a member, is a […]

Have Your Say: Welfare Mitigation Review

The Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey has appointed an Independent Advisory Panel to complete the Welfare Mitigation Review. The panel, which NIRWN Director Louise Coyle sits on, has been asked to recommend mitigations to the social security benefit system in Northern Ireland. The work of a previous panel led to the social sector size criteria/bedroom […]