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Cliff Edge Coalition Update

Siobhán continues to work as part of the Working Group for the Cliff Edge Coalition on extending and strengthening the welfare mitigations package in Northern Ireland.  Following the announcement of the extension of the existing mitigations legislation for Northern Ireland for 3 years the working group are continuing to monitor the progress of the legislation […]

Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill

Siobhán has completed an online response and a written response on behalf of the Consortium to the Committee for the Economy’s consultation on the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill.  The Consortium’s response welcomed the proposals for introducing paid safe leave and the need for this to be a day one right.  While the Consortium supported […]

Consultation Open: Draft Budget 2022 – 2025

The NI Executive is now consulting on a Draft Budget for 2022 – 2025. The consultation questions have been designed to seek views and comments on the key matters contained within the Draft Budget. They are broken into three areas. Funding Our Budget: Should we in Northern Ireland raise more money for public services. If so, how? […]

Housing Supply Consultation Open

Following the Consortium’s response to the Call for Evidence on a new Housing Supply Strategy for Northern Ireland the Department for Communities has now launched a public consultation entitled “Housing Supply Strategy: 2022-2037.” Siobhán has started work on preparing a Consortium response to this consultation which will include evidence and input from local women gathered […]

Have Your Say: Women and Debt

Siobhán has now completed five in-person focus group sessions and one online focus group session across Northern Ireland gathering information and evidence on the debts women have, why they need to borrow and the impact of the pandemic, rising food and energy costs and welfare reform on their debts. Siobhán is continuing to work on […]

January Funding Opportunities

January 2022 Scheme Funder Note Date National Allotment Gardens Trust Award National Allotment Gardens Trust Application deadline 1 Jan 2022 R V W Trust R V W Trust General application deadline 2 Jan 2022 Wolfson Foundation: Heritage, Humanities & the Arts Wolfson Foundation Round 1: Stage Application Deadline 5 Jan 2022 Wolfson Foundation: Health & […]

Have Your Say – Welfare Mitigations Review

NIRWN’s organisation Director Louise Coyle has been appointed as a panel member to the Welfare Mitigations Review Panel. If you, or anyone you know, who may be in receipt of Universal Credit and would like to share their experiences (anonymously and privately) of e.g. delays in payments, loss of the bedroom tax element, carry over of tax […]