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Community Campaigners,

Ground-breaking course helps women to campaign against social injustice

Women in Belfast are being given an opportunity to gain the campaigning skills necessary to improve the lives of people in their communities. The Community Campaigners Course, run by the Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA), offers…
Funding

February Funding Opportunities

FEBRUARY 2024 Scheme Funder Note Date Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Round 1 opens 1 Feb 2024 Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation Skipton Building Society Application…
Consultation Response

Northern Ireland Youth Assembly – The Big Youth Survey

The Big Youth Survey is live on CitizenSpace. As you may be aware, the new Youth Assembly is up and running and they will be choosing issues to focus on over their two-year mandate. They are asking young people, aged between 12-21, to help them…
Consultation Response

Appointment of three Independent Board Members to the Northern Ireland Policing Board (NIPB). 

The Northern Ireland Policing Board is an independent public body established under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000. The Board is responsible for securing the maintenance of the police in Northern Ireland and has a key role in ensuring…
Consultation Response

Consultation on the Proposal to reduce the compensation rate for cattle removed under the bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) programme

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has launched an 8-week consultation to seek views on a proposal to reduce the compensation rate for cattle removed under the bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) programme. The consultation…
Consultation Response

Campaigns 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…
Consultation Response

Financial Context for Revenue Raising Consultations

The Department of Finance issued an over-arching consultation on the Financial Context for Revenue Raising which asked a series of questions looking for feedback around other revenue raising measures which could be considered, the potential…
Consultation Response

Consultation on the “Re-introduction of Hospital Parking Charges” as a measure to support budget sustainability by raising additional revenue

The Department of Health consulted on the Re-introduction of Hospital Parking Charges as a way to raise revenue.  Siobhán drafted a consultation response outlining that women have been disproportionately impacted by welfare reform/austerity…
Consultation Response

Revenue Raising Consultations

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. Each…
Consultation Response

Consultation on Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Support

The Department for Communities are consulting on draft proposals for future Infrastructure support of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland.  This consultation looks at how the Voluntary and Community Sector will be funded…