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East Belfast Mission Darkness to Dawn Cavehill Climb
25 July 2019

Help East Belfast Mission to keep #ChangingLives from darkness into light  in east Belfast by taking part in our poignant darkness to dawn Cavehill walk to raise funds for our vital services. Sign up fee- £30Suggested fundraising- £150 The climb will be instructed by mountain leaders the entire walk, safety briefing will be given and head torches provided. The length of time this walk takes is dependent on the group, however should take no longer than 2.5hrs. For more information or to sign up now call 028 9045 8560 or email fundraisi

Employers For Childcare receives National Lottery funding for new sensory room in Lisburn
8 July 2019

Lisburn-based social enterprise Employers For Childcare is pleased to announce that it has received funding of £35,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. The funding will be used to install and equip an innovative sensory room and quiet room in High Rise, the organisation’s new indoor adventure centre at Altona Road, Lisburn.

FUND HELPS SOUTH ARMAGH COMMUNITY ‘BLOSSOM’ - Building Better Futures Supports An Tobar Community Wellness Centre
1 July 2019

An innovative social enterprise in Silverbridge, south Armagh, is using horticulture to improve the wellbeing of the local community. Every week up to 400 people, including schoolchildren, adults with learning difficulties and dementia patients, are benefitting from programmes at An Tobar Community Wellness Centre and Social Farm.

Opened just last year, the centre has now received a £30,000 loan from the Building Better Futures Fund to improve access and disabled facilities, expand its services and support the planting of 13,000 trees in a new community woodland.

Over 1,000 residents have their say about health and wellbeing in north Belfast
1 July 2019

More than 100 stakeholders, including representatives of political parties, statutory bodies, community groups and the charity sector, met at Girdwood Community Hub yesterday (27 June) to discuss the results of research involving over 1,000 north Belfast residents.


The event was hosted by Healthy North Belfast, a multi-agency partnership that is carrying out an appreciative inquiry into how to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for those living in north Belfast.


22 May 2019

Social enterprise GLL awarded 129 gifted young athletes from Belfast with sporting bursaries, at an awards gala in Belfast City Hall on Tuesday 21 May.


GLL runs 14 Belfast City Council leisure centres (Better Belfast) and is distributing financial grants and Better training memberships worth almost £80,000 amongst some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young sport stars.


Many of these stars receive no other sports funding and rely on the bursaries to help them compete at national and international levels.