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Helping employers and graduates connect with each other in the most responsible way
21 September 2017

Graduate unemployment and underemployment remains a big challenge in Northern Ireland and across the UK as a whole, with 50,000 recent graduates currently occupying non-graduate jobs across the UK.

Please take the NI Co-op Survey
25 August 2017

Co-operative Alternatives is carrying out a survey into opinions and awareness of co-operatives in Northern Ireland.They want to look at the current understanding of co-ops in order to help inform future discussions on this model and to bridge any gaps in knowledge. They are hoping to measure the perception and understanding of co-operatives in Northern Ireland and would really value your input.Whether you know a little or a lot about co-ops they would love to know your opinions. Please help  by taking this survey now – it should only take you about five minutes!

Volunteer Sales & Marketing person
11 August 2017

VWD Belfast CIC is looking for a Volunteer Sales & Marketing person to help out for a few hours per week or month to raise revenue for a locaol but global event, Vespa World Days in Belfast June 2018. This opportunity may suit an up and coming sales & Marketing student, a retired person or a compnay whou could take on this role in lieu of free advertising. If this is something that may be of interest, contact me on or alternatively on 07701085850 Kind regardsMark CookeEvent Project ManagerBelfast Ambass

VESPA World Days Belfast June 2018: Partnership Opportunity
11 August 2017

Dear AllWe would like to take just a minute of your time and be the first to inform you of an exciting global event which will be hosted in Belfast in June 2018."Vespa World Days is a prestigious event which has been held in a different country each year since 1954, when France first had the idea of an inter-European Vespa Rally, up to its present-day status of a highly acclaimed annual event on the International Scootering Calendar.The Vespa Club of Britain in association with the Ulster Vespa Club have won the bid for 2018 to host this event in Belfast next year, which will be attended by

VCSE Futures - The Impact of Collaboration on Beneficiaries
9 August 2017


In autumn 2016 we commissioned the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) to investigate the impact of collaboration on service users by way of looking at a number of case studies.

The research identifies three specific ingredients that enable collaboration to deliver responsive and well-received services and therefore enable greater impact by collaborating organisations