Funding Surgery - Ballymacash Regeneration Network
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Funding Surgery - Ballymacash Regeneration Network

Come along to a free Funding Surgery on 5 November at the Ballymacash Regeneration Network.

Anita Doonan, Funding and Social Value Officer, will be on hand to offer practical advice on completing funding applications and finding the right funder for your project. She has plenty of tips and tricks to make your application stand out from the crowd!

Book an appointment now to ensure you get a one to one session. Email anita@supportingcommunities.org or ring 028 7188 0878.

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Funding Surgery - Melmount Community Forum
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Funding Surgery - Melmount Community Forum

Come along to a free Funding Surgery on 29 October at the Melmount Community Forum.

Anita Doonan, Funding and Social Value Officer, will be on hand to offer practical advice on completing funding applications and finding the right funder for your project. She has plenty of tips and tricks to make your application stand out from the crowd!

Book an appointment now to ensure you get a one to one session. Email anita@supportingcommunities.org or ring 028 7188 0878.

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Universal Credit Roadshow - Magherafelt
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Universal Credit Roadshow - Magherafelt

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Universal Credit is a new payment for working-age people who are out of work or on a low income that will replace these six existing benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  •  Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Housing benefit
  •  Child tax credits
  • Working tax credits

This change is being rolled out in phases across Northern Ireland throughout 2017/2018. The new benefit is administered completely online which means everyone will need to apply for and manage their claim via an online system. This will be challenging to anyone lacking the basic digital skills and confidence to go online, and indeed will be a struggle for those who have no physical access to a computer or the Internet in their home.

Supporting Communities, in conjunction with the Department of Finance, is working with local Jobs and Benefits offices throughout Northern Ireland in the rollout of the new Universal Credit system to help people get online and understand the digital skills needed to work with the new system.

Look for us at the ‘Universal Credit Roadshows’ which are now being held in local Jobs and Benefits offices as the new system is phased in over the coming year. These roadshows aim to support claimants to navigate the new system, set up email addresses for the first time, use a search engine to seek employment, find CV templates online, and so on. Each Jobs and Benefits office is now equipped with ‘Digital Zones’ that have computers, internet access, and support staff on hand to help users.

Anyone looking for advice about changes to the welfare system, can call the Welfare Reform Advice Services Consortium for free on 0808 802 0020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit your local Citizens Advice office or Advice NI independent advice centre.

For more information on universal credit, go to NI Direct.

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Good Governance & Effective Meetings (South & East Belfast area)
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Good Governance & Effective Meetings (South & East Belfast area)

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Good Governance & Effective Meetings

The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

Area: South and East Belfast

Venue: To be confirmed

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Contact Murray to book your place murray@supportingcommunities.org

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Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast

Good Governance & Effective Meetings

The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

Area: North Belfast

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue: Lighthouse, 187 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GF

Contact Karla to reserve a place - karla@supportingcommunities.org

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Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast

Good Governance & Effective Meetings

The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

Area: North Belfast

Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

Venue: Northern Ireland Housing Executive, 32-36 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA

Contact Karla to reserve a place - karla@supportingcommunities.org

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Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards area)
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards area)

Good Governance & Effective Meetings

The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

Area: North Down & Ards

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue: Newtownards Housing Executive, 28 Court St, Newtownards BT23 7NX

Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards)
May
31
10:30 AM10:30

Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards)

Good Governance & Effective Meetings

The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

Area:  North Down & Ards

Venue: Newtownards Housing Executive, 28 Court St, Newtownards BT23 7NX

Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

 

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Young at Heart Retirement Living Exhibition
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Young at Heart Retirement Living Exhibition

Established in 1997, Young at Heart is the recognised brand for retirement living in Northern Ireland.

Following on from the success of the 2016 exhibitions, our 2017 events will celebrate 20 years of Young at Heart and will once again feature the best of retirement living in Northern Ireland.

The unique one day exhibitions are aimed at anyone retired in Northern Ireland and includes exhibitors relevant to their lifestyle.

ANTIQUES TREASURE HUNT

The Young at Heart Exhibition will also include the very popular Antiques Treasure Hunt where visitors can bring along heirlooms and antiques to receive free valuations from our experts.

THE BIG DAY

The Young at Heart Retirement Exhibitions run from 10am until 4pm with free admission for everyone.

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Managing Charity Finances - West Belfast
Apr
3
10:30 AM10:30

Managing Charity Finances - West Belfast

Managing Charity Finances

The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

Area: West Belfast

Venue: To be confirmed

Contact: Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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Managing Charity Finances - North Down and Ards
Mar
30
10:30 AM10:30

Managing Charity Finances - North Down and Ards

Managing Charity Finances

The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

Area: North Down and Ards

Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

Venue: Newtownards Housing Executive, 28 Court St, Newtownards BT23 7NX

Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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