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The Fore - Funding for Social Enterprises
12 April 2018

The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises.
We are proud to be a funder without lengthy forms or restrictive criteria. We recognise you, our applicants, as the experts in your own fields so our process simply asks you to tell us who you are, what you need and how our funding would enable you to take a step forward in your operations. If we have any more questions, we will ask them of you individually.

Council Marks Success of Social Enterprise Programme
11 April 2018

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council was delighted to celebrate its successful Social Enterprise Programme with participants and its partner Work West Enterprise Agency.

This programme has resulted in eight new start-up social enterprises and through the growth of social enterprises and cooperatives 13 jobs have been created with potentially another 22 over the course of the Programme within the Lisburn Castlereagh area.

Introduction to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
10 April 2018


General Data Protection Regulations - Are you ready?

The deadline for compliance is fast approaching.

25th May 2018!


Introduction to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

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Ulster Bank Skills and Opportunities Fund
9 April 2018

Time to spring into action – your community needs your vote 

With spring comes hope of brighter weather, and with voting now open for the 2018 Ulster Bank Skills & Opportunities Fund, hope of brighter futures for many not-for-profit organisations looking to support their local communities.

DFC looking to appoint Chair and upto 2 Board Members to USEL Board
5 April 2018

The Department for Communities is seeking to appoint a Chair and up to 2 Members to the Board of USEL.

USEL’s vision is to be the lead provider in helping people with disabilities gain employment. It is the largest supporter of people with disabilities within Northern Ireland with offices in Belfast, Londonderry, Portadown and Omagh. Each year the company supports over 1500 people with disabilities in more than 750 companies to enter and sustain economic employment through its various employment programmes.